Winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and overall one of the most successful musicals to date finds a new home to dominate once again. On July 3rd, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” premiered on Disney Plus as a movie.
The film is a live recording of the musical captured as if you were front and center watching it in New York. With the COVID-19 crisis, Disney made the film into a direct-to-streaming release about a year before it was originally scheduled to play in theaters. Over the weekend, Disney Plus’s app skyrocketed to 752,451 downloads worldwide. Not to mention 458,796 downloads within the United States alone.
For fans of the Broadway musical, you’ll be in for a treat to find that the original cast was a part of filming for the Disney Plus exclusive. The cast being Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo. The movie follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. “Hamilton” shows Alexander’s humble beginning from poverty to power. You’ll have no problem following along with the story that’s expressed in the style of Hip-Hop and RnB.
Grab a space on the couch, invite your friends, and experience what everyone has been raving about since the start of “Hamilton” for almost 5 years now. Enjoy!