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'Hamilton' musical premieres on Disney Plus

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 08:52:22-04

NEW YORK — “Hamilton” was once a concept album performed at the White House back in 2009 then brought to the public theatre, to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre and the Tony Awards, now it’s at the comfort of your living room.

Starting Friday, you can score the hottest ticket on Broadway exclusively on Disney Plus.

Dan Mannarino spoke to the mastermind behind it all, Lin-Manuel Miranda about the anticipated release.

Miranda said the release puts viewers in a seat that is “better than the best seat” because it doesn't give people a bird’s eye view of the show, and you get to see everything up close.

Many Broadway shows are filmed relatively low budget for the archives, but this was different. Director of the show and film, Tommy Kail said it was shot fully on stage in front of a live audience, with the intent of being a movie.

The lyrics transcend time, and the show has been hailed as the best in this generation.

“Hamilton” breaks down racial barriers with its non-White cast, starting a real dialogue years ago about representation on stage.

That brings us to today, where history and the show exhibit how Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton used his words and writings to fight hard for change.

The film version made a few tweaks in the script to get the film rated PG-13. Everything else will make you feel as if you were in the theatre.