The ‘Hamilton’ Cast Recording Just Outsold ‘Rent’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda Had the Best Response

His name is Alexander Hamilton and he just broke a huge record for Broadway! After spending nearly two years on the charts, the original cast recording of Hamilton has officially surpassed the iconic Rent in sales. After its 100th week on the Billboard 200, they finally topped 1.285 million in sales, which puts them just barely ahead of Rent's 1.284 million. This feat also places Hamilton at sixth on the all-time list of cast recordings, joining the ranks of Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables and Jersey Boys. So, naturally the show's creator and almost EGOT winner, Lin-Manuel Miranda had...
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Fox Sets ‘Rent’ and ‘A Christmas Story’ as Next Live Musical Productions

This week, Fox announced that it will be broadcasting two new live musicals during 2017; Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Rent and a musical version of the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Rent is slated as the network's next venture into broadcasting live theater with A Christmas Story set to air around the holiday season (naturally). Rent, a rock musical loosely based on Gicomo Puccini's opera La Boheme, was written and created by Jonathan Larson.  The show originally hit NYC Theater workshops in 1993 before being transformed into the musical that we all know...