upcoming film adaptation of his first hit musical, Miranda hinted at the possibility of the live capture. Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Divided in two acts, the musical depicts the life and career of Alexander Hamilton, an orphaned immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis.

Filmed onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre. Hamilton has now notched up 93 career race wins since his debut in 2007, 72 of them with Mercedes, breaking the previous all-time record held by Michael Schumacher. Hamilton will hit theaters on October 15, 2021. Original cast members appearing in the 2021 movie include Miranda as Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington and "Frozen" star Jonathan Groff as King George. With The Original Broadway Cast. The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton's post-race comments after winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday have cast fresh doubt on whether he will continue to race in Formula 1 beyond the end of the current season.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art,” Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger said in a press release. [5], The film was originally scheduled for an October 15, 2021 theatrical wide release by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,[17][18][14] but was later moved up to July 3, 2020, on Disney+, as announced by Disney and Miranda on May 12, 2020, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the film industry and the performing arts that also impacted the Broadway, West End, and touring productions. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The "Hamilton" cast is not letting presidential candidate Joe Biden throw away his shot. “All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience. The film is edited together from three performances of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Midtown Manhattan in June 2016 with the original principal Broadway cast members, prior to the departure of Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, and Ariana DeBose from the production, combined with a few "setup shots" recorded without an audience present. Hamilton was originally planned for theatrical release on October 15, 2021, but in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was released digitally worldwide via Disney+ on July 3, 2020. [28], On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Hamilton holds an approval rating of 98% and an average rating of 9.2/10, based on 175 reviews. [27] In November, Variety reported the film was the most watched straight-to-streaming title of 2020 up to that point. [11], On February 3, 2020, it was announced that Walt Disney Studios had acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the film for $75 million. Ham Channel. It was shot at the Richard Rogers Theater in Manhattan with the original stage cast. Filmed onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sasha Hutchings, Elizabeth Judd, Austin Smith, and Seth Stewart also appear as ensemble members. Miranda also stars as Treasury Secretary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, along with the musical's original principal Broadway cast. "[32], Rafer Guzmán of Newsday gave the film 3 stars out of 4, writing "Directed with a steady hand by Thomas Kail, Hamilton doesn't quite capture the electricity of a live performance, though mid-song laughs and cheers can occasionally be heard from the audience (there's also a one-minute intermission). Hamilton the hit musical. And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”, Miranda shared the big news with his followers on Twitter, as well as releasing a statement of his own. [31] Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote "For those of us who have never seen the stage show, and have compensated by spending many happy hours with the soundtrack, it's a particular pleasure to be figuratively ushered into the live Richard Rodgers Theater audience, whose applause you often hear and whose presence you sometimes glimpse in passing. [15][16] The film is produced by Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Kail. "[33] David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film a grade of A– and said: "This is Hamilton as you always wanted to see it, and it always will be. In A Theater Near You.October 15, 2021.#Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/z4ohfWXzi3, Kail, who directed the original run of the Broadway show, as well as the live capture, added: “We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage — and in the audience — when we shot this at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016. In A Theater Near You. Instead of an adaptation, this feature film is a "live capture" of the actual Broadway show.

Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. [21] To avoid an R-rating, two instances of the "fuck" expletive are omitted from "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" and "Washington on Your Side"; however a third, partially unfinished one used in "Say No to This" is retained, making it the first film released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner to feature the expletive. The film was acclaimed by critics for its visuals, performances, and direction, and also became the most-streamed film of 2020. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new … Finally, fans from all over the world will get to be in the room where it happened. However, this won't be like other Broadway adaptations. A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film, entitled Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter, premiered on The Undefeated and Disney+ the same day as the film. It was directed and produced by Thomas Kail and produced, written, and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. [20] The producers were initially reluctant to switch from a theatrical release to a streaming release when Iger proposed the idea, but relented after it became clear that Broadway stage productions were unlikely to reopen in 2020.[16].

", Just last week, Miranda hinted at the possibility of the live capture being distributed to theaters in an interview with Variety. The first act covers Hamilton's arrival in New York City in 1776, his work in the Continental Army as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolution, and how he met and married Eliza Schuyler. “Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that 'Hamilton' was hailed as an astonishing work of art," Disney CEO Robert Iger said. Unlike movie musicals such as "Les Miserables," "Chicago" and most recently "Cats" that were Hollywood versions of the Broadway shows, "Hamilton" is a filmed version of the stage production – recorded in June 2016 and directed by Tommy Kail – that's "a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater," Miranda said in a statement. — still by far the best of the recent spate of live TV musicals — and Fosse/Verdon, a striking hybrid of theatrical performance and conventional narrative. [23], A theatrical and home video release will follow the Disney+ release sometime in 2021. "[34], David Rooney, in his review for The Hollywood Reporter, praised Kail's directing by writing "The art of the filmed performance has evolved considerably since the days when a camera or two were plonked down at the rim of the stage and the show unfolded as a static theatrical facsimile.

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And if you couldn't get tickets at the time (some of which fetched more than the value of Cares Act stimulus payments), this 2 1/2-hour release represents an incredible equalizing moment".

The musical won 11 Tonys and was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Price for drama as well as a Grammy Award for best musical theater album. ", "Hamilton Comes to Disney+ This Weekend—Here's Everything You Need to Know", "Hamilton Will Be Filmed; Mixtape and Documentary Released This Fall", "Why the 'Hamilton' movie credits visually applaud every member of the cast", "Which 'Hamilton' Cast Will the Disney+ Movie Have? Music, radio and podcasts, all free. And with Disney+ releasing it just in time for the Fourth of July, it doubles as a perfect reminder that America is only worth celebrating because of what it aspires to be — the version of it we see in our minds' eye, and not the one that's petrified on the pages of our history books. [9][10] Jonathan Groff, who departed the role of King George III in April and was replaced by Rory O'Malley, returned to the production to reprise his role for the film. Directed by Thomas Kail. Cast & Creative.

[24][25], On the weekend of the film's release, the Disney+ app was downloaded 266,084 times, a 72% increase from the past four weeks' total.

Original cast members appearing in the 2021 movie include Miranda as Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renee Elise … [26] In August 2020, it was reported that a "staggering" 37.1% of subscribers had watched the film over its first month (by comparison, the second-largest viewership portion on a platform was Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries with 13.7%).

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October 15, 2021", "Disney to bring hit musical Hamilton to the big screen", "BREAKING: Filmed Broadway production of HAMILTON will stream THIS July online! Miranda and Disney announced Tuesday that a film version of the hugely popular Tony-winning musical "Hamilton" featuring the original Broadway cast of the hip-hop-infused production will be released in theaters Oct. 15, 2021. The second act covers Hamilton's postwar work as the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, his affair with Maria Reynolds, the death of his son Philip and finally his own death in a duel with Aaron Burr. [7] The film includes a one-minute intermission. The site's critics consensus reads: "Look around, look around at how beautifully Hamilton shines beyond Broadway – and at how marvelously Thomas Kail captures the stage show's infectious energy. With The Original Broadway Cast. In fact, the upcoming Hamilton movie isn't an adaptation at all. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film can provide. The adaptation of In The Heights is taking the book for the Broadway musical and turning into something completely new. With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry.