If you are one of the few people who hasn't heard of the smash-hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, then boy... get ready to hear everyone else talk about it in a few days.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's modern hip-hop imagining of the story of America and specifically Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is nothing short of a phenomenon. So much so that even till a few weeks before the live theatre was halted during the coronavirus pandemic, the show was performing to packed houses and almost a year's waiting list. After its debut in 2015-2016, the show won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show and its creators have been honoured by former President Barack Obama as well. And it's a given that if you are a big fan of musical theatre (and not as well), this show should be on your watch list.
So fear not because you don't have to fly to New York to experience it for yourself. Because Disney+ has dropped the trailer for the filmed version of the Original Cast, and it releases on July 3 on the streaming service.
Filmed at Richard Rodgers Theatre, the show is known for its unique set and lighting, beautiful costumes, and profound but foot-tapping music and choreography. The film was originally slated for an October 2021 release but due to the lockdown, the producers pushed for an earlier release and now you can watch Hamilton: The Movie Version just a day before the USA celebrates its Independence.
The film is premiering directly on Disney+ on July 3, 2020.
Watch the trailer here.