Five years after it first premiered on The Public Theater in New York City, the Hamilton craze is happening all over again. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the interesting life of Alexander Hamilton has been one of the most successful musicals in all broadway history, topping megahit musicals such as Les Misérables, Cats, and Miss Saigon. Even Michelle Obama was so amazed by it, she described Hamilton as the “best piece of art in any form that I have ever seen in my life.”
Hamilton: The Musical is indeed one of the best musicals ever produced and if you missed the craze when it first premiered, this is your time! To give you a heads up and preview on what to expect, My Pope Philippines gathered four reasons why you should watch Hamilton on Disney Plus now. (Read: 5 Patriotic Movies To Watch On Independence Day)
Composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton soundtrack was inspired by historical events accompanied by hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, and Broadway tunes. The play of words and historical references on the lyrics are very notable and will surely make you sing along. Former President Barack Obama even joined in a recording of a Hamilton re-mix that was released in 2018. Satisfied, Burn, and Helpless are among the fan favorites. (Read: Pamilya Ordinaryo, Lola Igna, other indie films to premiere on Netflix)
The Broadway production of Hamilton is filled with really spectacular talents. Aside from the main man, Lin-Manuel Miranda, he is also joined by Obie Award-winning actress Mandy Gonzalez in the role of Angelica Schuyler and Tony Award-winning James Monroe Iglehart for his notable role of the Genie in the Broadway Production of Disney’s Aladdin.
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#Repost @Rachel.Cargle: "A few weeks ago I made a post about how Americans seemed to make a phenomena out of the Hamilton musical but couldn’t seem to make sense of the powerful movements for freedom that black people were calling for. • Lin-Manuel Miranda reached out to me and we worked together to find parallels between his lyrics and the current times to use as yet another tool to bring attention to realities of what is going on right here and right now. • Swipe through. Make some connections. But your “aha” moment isn’t nearly enough. Ongoing action in anti-racism looks past a passive empathetic moment. It’s taking accountability for what roles we play in this moment in history and DOING something about it in every way that you can. • Head to patreon.com/thegreatunlearn for more learning materials as well as more action tools such as templates for emails to hold your employer and local school district accountable for racial justice." #PastPatientlyWaiting
Even though the story of Alexander Hamilton took place centuries ago, certain issues remain present in modern society. The Disney Plus musical tackles social issues which include the clash of immigrants, women’s rights, barriers of social class, racism, and freedom of speech. (Read: John Lloyd, Maria Ressa Star in Video Protest Against Anti-Terror Law)
As it is based on the biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway musical’s plot shows a deeper preview of the actual life of the American Forefather. The musical takes its audiences on a historical journey wherein they can learn valuable and unforgettable lessons about the history of the United States of America.
The announcement on when Disney+ will land in the country is yet to be announced, but when in comes to good broadway show, we’re willing to wait.
It is also rumored that Disney+ could launch in the country beginning mid-2020 to 2021 with a subscription that will only cost P359 per month.