Hamilton is coming to a TV near you, but only if you have Disney+. Earlier this month, Disney revealed they’d be releasing the immersive recording of an original cast performance onto their streaming service for the 4th of July holiday. Last night, the trailer for this Broadway event hit ESPN and ESPN2 during 2020 ESPYs.
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton explores the incredible life story of founding father (without a father), Alexander Hamilton. The hip-hop musical cast race-blind, breaking boundaries for people of color in theater. It was a hot ticket for years, a cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr, Daveed Diggs, and Anthony Ramos from stage to screen. And now, this OG cast that took home Tonys and performed at the White House when that meant something is coming home to you.
Check out the trailer below:
Disney provided more details about this incredible production in their press release:
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
Unmentioned is whether or not the musical’s OG content will be censored to better suit Disney+’s conservative brand.
Update: LMM has addressed the censorship question on Twitter. There will only be one f*ck to give!
…I literally gave two fucks so the kids could see it:— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2020
1. In Yorktown, there's a mute over "I get the f___ back up again"
2. "Southern *record scratch*kin' Democratic Republicans."
You can sing whatEVER you like at home (even sync up the album)!
Love you. Enjoy.
Hamilton premiere’s globally on Disney+ on July 3.
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