Should 'Hamilton' be adapted to film?

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ is currently a cultural phenomenon. It has won several awards, including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is no surprise then that the show has been sold out through to January 2017. Should such an important interpretation of the founding of the U.S. be adapted to film in order to reach a much larger audience? What, in the writing and performance, would be lost in this adaptation? What would be gained?

  • Perhaps it would be helpful to examine other musical adaptations and what elements made them successes or failures. – SamStarlight 6 years ago
  • Yes! Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius and that should be argument enough. Just kidding, but whoever is interested, Lin-Manuel Miranda said in an interview that he would definitely be interested in doing a film, but he is in no hurry. – ismael676 6 years ago

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