How lucky we are to be alive right now!
The smash-hit broadway musical is coming to Disney + on July 3 with its brand spanking original broadway cast shot live in 2016, directed for TV by Tommy Kail.
This Lin Manual-Miranda masterpiece is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Grammy winner for Best Musical Theater Album, and the nominee of 16 Tony awards, of which it was awarded 11, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book.
May you always be satisfied… pic.twitter.com/42ecf0XkHO
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2020
From Broadway to Westend this cultural phenomenon has made fans out of millions of people since its first premiere in 2015 and was set for a theatrical release in October 2021 but with the pandemic came plans for an early release.
Who exactly is Hamilton?
Alexander Hamilton is one of the 4 founding fathers of the United States. The musical tells the tale of Hamilton’s journey as he traversed a dreary life of a penniless orphan in the Caribbean charming his way to King’s College in New York.
It recounts further on to when Hamilton took up arms for the independence of America and earned him a spot as the aide-de-camp to General George Washington’s army until their victory. Going further to when he had settled down with Emily Schuyler and built a family of 8 children, founded the first bank of North America, helped forge the US Constitution, became a lawyer, went through a sinister sex scandal, ultimately leading up to his death before even turning 50 when he made one too many enemies of men of the state.
Everything in between that mouthful–and all the tasteful goodness of Miranda’s rap music and lyrics– is available for us to watch on July 3 only on Disney +.
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