The mega-hit Broadway production Hamilton is one of the most critically acclaimed musicals in decades, with reviewers falling over themselves to heap praise on it and audiences going gaga.
It premiered in 2015, won 11 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and for a long time was considered a hot ticket item, enthusiasts travelling far and wide to see it and coughing up serious coin to do so.
A filmed version of the musical was initially slated to arrive in cinemas in 2021 but has been brought forward by Disney, which will launch the production on Disney+ on July 3.
To watch it, you’ll need to have a subscription to Disney+, which will set you back $9.99 a month.
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the production 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.
Disney+ is available on the following platforms:
Devices: Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV
Gaming Consoles: Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One
Smart TV: Samsung, LG
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Here is the official synopsis for Hamilton:
“An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.”