Hip Hop Broadway Sensation Hamilton arrives on Disney Plus this July
Australian fans of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show Hamilton have been counting down the days until March 2021, when the historical hip-hop musical makes its way to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. But even though national restrictions in Australia are easing with fewer reported coronavirus cases every day, there’s no end in sight for international travel restrictions.
If, and when, Hamilton’s tour Down Under kicks off, it’s bound to be a hit.
As fans mark each passing day on their calendar, tearfully mouthing “just you wait,” an opportunity to stream the record-breaking Broadway show has appeared.
From 3 July 2020, Disney Plus subscribers can stream Hamilton in full.
Hold up. How do I get the Disney Plus free trial?
- Head to the Disney Plus website👈
- Select a monthly ($8.99) or yearly ($89.99) subscription
- Enter your email address – then check your inbox for a one-time passcode
- Enter your one-time passcode and create your 6-digit password
- Enter your personal details
- Enter payment details(don’t worry, you won’t be charged yet)
- Boom! You’re streaming.
- Now set a reminder to reevaluate your subscription before the 7 days is up.
The version Disney Plus subscribers will get was filmed at The Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016. It features the production’s original Broadway company (including Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Leslie Odom Jr.).
That’s not all, though. Disney’s press release suggests the use of some vague technical wizardry known as “live capture” to transport home audiences to the best seat in the house, resulting in a “cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.” Whatever that means. It sounds like a fancy way of saying the show was recorded on video.
What is Hamilton?
Hamilton is the award-winning, record-breaking musical from the mind of Lin Manuel Miranda. It blends hip hop, R&B, and soul musical accompaniment with the origin story of the American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton.
It’s an educational musical that explores Hamilton’s rise to power, and eventual demise, across two acts, and 48 musical numbers.
Here’s a taste of what to expect.