The historical musical with highly sought after tickets, “Hamilton” has just became a lot easier to see. Disney Plus has just added the famous musical to their streaming service, so now fans of theatre and those who want to know what all the hype is about can watch the raved about musical without breaking the bank.
With theaters, both for film and for live productions, being closed until further notice, streaming services have become a necessity to keep people entertained. Disney Plus is one of the newest platforms to compete with services such as Netflix and Hulu, and the acquisition of “Hamilton” may push some people over the edge to sign up for that subscription.
The Hip Hop musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda follows the life of America’s first secretary of the treasury, in intimate detail. The musical turned heads with its deliberate casting choice to portray the founding fathers with Black and brown actors. The musical has since won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama. After a successful world tour and several residencies, “Hamilton” has generated over $1 billion.
Despite the many locations “Hamilton” was performed at, tickets were still incredibly difficult to come by. While fans of the theatre state that there is no replacing a live experience, the filmed version of “Hamilton” is pretty good. Though, even without the communal element, the accessibility of featuring “Hamilton” on a streaming service is definitely a benefit.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is now pivoting more of his works toward film, as he currently developing a movie version of “In the Heights,” his first Broadway hit, which is set to premiere in 2021. He is also co-producing and writing new songs for Disney’s forthcoming remake of The Little Mermaid.
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