Monday, July 06, 2020 09:53 IST
`Hamilton` fans rejoiced as Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance.
Originally released in 2015 on Broadway, the hip-hop infused musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton became an instant smash hit. Most people had to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to get seats at the frequently sold-out shows, but now anybody with a Disney Plus subscription can enjoy it from their own home.
Director Thomas Kail put together the Disney Plus version after filming several live performances during the show's original run. `Hamilton` was originally going to hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021, but Disney moved up the release date in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the drought of films as theaters were shuttered.
Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda live tweeted his thoughts during a watch-along with fans on Twitter, and other cast members and celebrities poured in their love for `Hamilton` on Friday.
Miranda shared some inside secrets about the filmed version, like the fireworks appearing over the Disney logo as the movie starts. He also revealed a `Macbeth` quote that was scrapped from the final version and an improvised line that Daveed Diggs came up with as Thomas Jefferson in the second act.