There’s some good news for Theater fans around the world. Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton, which had broken all Broadway records, is all set to get its big-screen debut amidst a pandemic.
The film was all set to release on October 15, 2021. However, the pandemic has pushed the release to Disney+ instead. It is all set to get a huge release on July 3.
Hamilton is based upon the life of Politician and economist Alexander Hamilton. He was a key aide to the first American President George Washington. His storied life ended after a gun duel with a political rival making for a ready movie script.
WHAT DID DIRECTOR LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA SAY ABOUT THE RELEASE OF HAMILTON?
The director was pretty happy that finally his creation was being taken to the audiences. That’s what set him apart.
“We always wanted to democratize the world seeing this company doing this show, and it just felt like a good opportunity,” Miranda said in a cast-and-crew digital press conference on June 16. Thomas Kail believed that the motive behind doing so was to “lower the barrier to entry” in the absence of live performances.
Kail is the director of the 2016 filmed version of the production.
“The diversity of this country can be claimed by all of the people that created it,” said Renee Elise Goldsberry, who plays Hamilton’s sister-in-law. “That’s one of the things, one of the many things this show celebrates.”
Okieriete Onaodowan, who plays Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, said –
“I’m most excited to see how this affects young, black people today with what’s going on after George Floyd’s death in the streets and protesting.”
“I like the fact that on our show, the way he fought back was through legislation, through change, you know, through writing. So I’m very excited to see how this inspires this movement.”
The musical seeks to emphasize the contributions of immigrants, as well as highlight the racial diversity that is present in America by having black, brown, and Asian actors playing characters who were white.