Hamilton, the Broadway musical comes to Disney+ on July 3
You have been reading about it for five years, and now you will finally have a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest shows.
A live recording of Hamilton will be released on Disney+, July 3. The Broadway musical - which was nominated for 16 Tony Awards, won 11, and received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016 - was originally planned for late 2021 theatrical release, but its creator Lin Manuel Miranda announced in May that the recording will become available a lot sooner.
The hip hop musical about the life of one of the US founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton became a pop-cultural phenomenon in 2015, and the inability to get tickets for it has been a running joke on American television. Combining the influences of hip-hop, R&B, jazz, pop, and standard show tunes, and incorporating a diverse cast, the musical became universally acclaimed in its telling of this man's incredible life, as well as the state of the country at the time.
Hamilton was born in the Carribien, his father left him and his mother died soon after, but he found his way to New York where he went in search of education. There his revolutionary spirit led him to become a right-hand man to George Washington and the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, reaching the status of one of the most powerful men in the country. His political career was stopped by a sexual scandal, a first of its kind, and he never held office after it. Hamilton was killed in a duel before the age of fifty, by Aaron Burr, the Vice President at the time, over a personal matter.
Speaking of the movie back in February, Deadline quoted the press release which billed the recording as “leap forward in the art of ‘live capture," that by "combining the best elements of live theatre and film” creates “a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.”
“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theatre experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”
Lin Manuel Miranda is a playwright, lyricist, composer, actor, who has already had a successful experience on Broadway with his play In The Heights when he started developing Hamilton for which he wrote the script, music, and lyrics. In 2016, Miranda co-wrote and performed songs in the animated movie Moana and contributed in 2015 to the music of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In 2018, this renaissance man starred in Marry Poppins as Jack, a role previously played by Dick Van Dyke. For his work, Miranda has received a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, among others.