“Hamilton” Was Just The Beginning – Hollywood loves Broadway, Again

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Theaters may be closed, but streamers and studios are flocking to the stage to meet the insatiable demand for content.

Hollywood has always had an on-again-off-again romance with the Broadway stage. Fortunately for us, it’s on again! Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical  “The Prom,” stars Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Kerry Washington and the always amazing Meryl Streep, and it will be streaming on Netflix on December 11th. The musical-turned-film is the latest in a number of of stage-to-stream (and screen when that’s a thing again) Broadway adaptations.

A list of recent releases, coming titles and financed projects includes “Hamilton,” “American Utopia,” “The Boys in the Band,” “What the Constitution Means to Me,” “The Prom,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Wild Mountain Thyme,” “West Side Story,” “In the Heights,” “Diana: The Musical,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “13” and “Wicked.” We cannot gather in theaters right now, so this is the next best thing!

New York Times: “Hamilton” Was Just The Beginning – Hollywood loves Broadway, Again

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