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Hamilton (2020)

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
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November 11, 2021
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“Hamilton” on Disney+ Doesn’t Throw Away its Shot

Filmed with the original cast at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016, Hamilton debuted on Disney+ on July 3. While originally slated for an October 2021 theatrical release, Disney moved the film up a year and a half due to COVID-19. Before I watched this recording, I had very little exposure to Hamilton. Of course, I had heard everyone in the world raving about it for years. However, I didn’t know the story, nor did I know any of the songs. I went into it essentially blind. While this film could never fully capture the raw energy of seeing it performed live, Hamilton provides a great opportunity for those who have sat out this cultural zeitgeist thus far to now jump on the bandwagon. Hamilton tells the story of “Alexander Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton” played by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In grand fashion, Hamilton depicts the formation of the United States as it declares independence from King George (Jonathan Groff), and its journey as it establishes a new government. Through this, we learn of Hamilton’s own personal shortcomings, as well as his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson (Daveed Diggs). Hamilton is a truly unique musical. It blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and classic Broadway together for an array of electric and pulsating songs. Lin-Manuel Miranda, as the show’s writer, is an absolute genius. I first became a fan of his with
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Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.

Rating:PG-13
Genre:History, Drama
Directed By:Thomas Kail
Written By:
In Theaters:7/3/2020
Box Office:

Runtime:160 minutes
Studio:RadicalMedia, 5000 Broadway Productions, Nevis Productions, Old 320 Sycamore

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