Disney+ Hamilton is Officially Out
Whether you are a Broadway fan or not, you probably have heard of Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical Hamilton. This Tony award musical has graced the great white way for five years. Now it is available on the small screen with the help of Disney+.
Stage Manager: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call. Have a great show. Places everyone.
(see you on the other side, love you)#Hamilfilm
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 3, 2020
Why is Hamilton on Disney+
COVID-19 delayed plans for an in theatre release of the film. Disney+ was looking to acquire new content. The pandemic wasn’t ending, so the creators of Hamilton allowed for the film to be released via Disney+.
3 Things to Note about the “Hamilfilm”
- The production is from 2016 and stars all the original cast members. This includes Lin Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, and Daveed Diggs to name a few.
- The show is rated PG-13 with two/three instances of the f-word bleeped out.
- Hamilton will be on Disney+ for the rest of time which is plenty of time to learn every word.
An article from the LA Times explains the genius of this filmed production,
“Watch “Hamilton” for the first time the way you would watch any other movie for the first time: to get a grip on the plot, to revel in the spectacle and to experience the emotion. Since it’s streaming, you can hit the pause button whenever you need an extra minute to digest what you’ve seen or get clarification on what’s even going on. The movie’s intermission is a mere minute long, but feel free to stretch it to the live show’s usual 15, if needed.”
If that isn’t enough compelling enough look at these tweets from fans across the globe:
that's it. my purpose in life. i have seen leslie sing wait for it in hd and i can die happily now. #hamilton
— lyn ✨ BLM (@lynmariegm) July 3, 2020
So much of theatre is inaccessible to most people for a variety of reasons. As a kid I loved listening to cast albums, but it’s not the same as seeing the show. I’m genuinely excited for people who get to experience the magic of seeing #Hamilton for the first time. #HamiltonFilm
— nancy kiu (@nancy_kiu) July 3, 2020
— erin (@dauntless_end) July 3, 2020
Whether you love Broadway, love rap, or love history; there is something for you in this filmed production. Feel free to put on the closed captions and use it as a sing-along or test your knowledge and rap along. Don’t throw away your shot and watch Hamilton.
Interested in more Hamilton on Disney+ news? Check out this article: https://disneybuzz.com/2020/06/23/disney-hamilton-trailer-drops/