Hamilton Trailer Brings Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway Smash Into Your Home
If there is one good thing to come of what COVID-19 has done to the entertainment industry, it’s the fast-tracking of the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Miranda’s Broadway juggernaut is arriving on Disney + a full year ahead of schedule, and now we’ve got the first official trailer. Miranda’s miraculous musical, which began its’ run on Broadway in 2015, has been a very hard ticket to get (not that there are tickets to be had these days). This has meant that the vast majority of people only know about how good “Hamilton” is through reviews, word-of-mouth, and the fact that many in the original cast are now big stars. That’s all about to change, however.
It’s hard to remember now, considering “Hamilton” has been the most talked-about Broadway show for going on half a decade, but at the time, this was a musical unlike any other. Miranda and his immensely talented cast and crew created a retelling of America’s founding using hip-hop, R&B, jazz, and more traditional Broadway show tunes to track the epic lives of folks like Alexander Hamilton (Miranda) and his infamous antagonist, Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom Jr.). The film is a “live capture” of the musical from director Tommy Kail, bringing the talents of Miranda, Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, and Anthony Ramos into your living room. On July 3, you’ll be able to see Hamilton with the original Broadway cast while sipping your beverage of choice in your seat of choice.
Here’s what Miranda said in a press release:
“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought Hamilton to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house. I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
Check out the trailer here:
Featured image: NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson of ‘Hamilton’ perform onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)