Hamilton: Beyond the Broadway Hit–Global Expansion, PBS Docu, Archival Footage

The hip-hop musical Hamilton has set the Broadway box office on fire,  $81.9 million in tickets sold in 49 weeks,  and swept the Tony Awards with 11 wins.

Three of its stars left the cast this summer, including lead actor-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Global expansion

The casting nearly is done for a Chicago production set to open in October and feature a few familiar faces.

Also, a touring production with 21-week runs in both San Francisco and Los Angeles that begins in March 2017, followed by a London debut.

Docu: Hamilton’s America–on PBS

A 90-­minute documentary from PBS’ Great Performances, titled Hamilton’s America, will air October 17.

A Hamilton mixtape featuring various cuts of the show’s songs is slated for a fall release on the Atlantic Records label.

The final all-star ­performance on July 9, for which ticket prices went past $12,000 apiece, assured seats only to the stars’ significant others have secured seats.

Tony-winning lead Leslie Odom Jr. released a self-titled jazz album June 10 on S-Curve Records/BMG and ­nominee Phillipa Soo will star in Broadway’s Amelie musical.

Hamilton: From Miranda to Javier Munoz

Miranda, who penned music for Disney’s Moana, will join Emily Blunt in a Mary Poppins sequel.  He leaves the titular role of the founding father to Javier Munoz, his understudy since 2008’s In the Heights.  Munoz has played the lead character once a week since the show’s 2015 launch and in front of some notable attendees, among them President Barack Obama, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Brandon Victor Dixon and Lexi Lawson will step into the roles of Aaron Burr and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, respectively.

Other principal players, including Tony winners Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs, as well as Christopher Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Jasmine Cephas Jones, have renewed their contracts while juggling other projects.

The magic of Hamilton‘s ­original cast will live on, as RadicalMedia shot two performances last week. The archival footage eventually will be released has, but says Miranda, “the room where it happens” will be captured for all to see.