You can finally see ‘Hamilton’ in all its glory starting July 3 on Disney+!
Luckily the show’s director Thomas Kail had filmed Broadway hit “Hamilton” LIVE when it first premiered, and now we can all enjoy the show from home this summer.
If this sounds familiar, a filmed version of the show was originally supposed to be released in movie theaters on October 15, 2021. But, seeing as it’s pretty uncertain as to when we’ll ever be able to go out to the movies again, they are now treating us to an at-home stream. It’s kind of wild we’ll be able to enjoy it 15 months earlier than expected.
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
“Hamilton” became a major success after it premiered on Broadway in 2015. The musical follows the life and times of the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton—as played by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also wrote the script and score)—through fantastically clever rap and hip-hop numbers. It won 11 Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
It was nearly impossible to score tickets to the show for years after. But now the groundbreaking performance will be available for the price of a Disney+ streaming subscription.
And better yet, it will feature the original cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda himself as well as Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo and Jonathan Groff. So we’ll be getting the original Hamilton experience.
Can it just be July already?!
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