Catch the stars and production people tell how the stage hit was turned into a movie in our Hamilton Exclusive Video.
The Broadway production was filmed back in 2016 over two nights with an audience. Then another time without an audience. This was so they could get close-ups. Even those in the most expensive seats would not have got these views. The whole idea was to give the feeling of a theatrical performance in a cinematic way. There is even a break half way through. On the streaming version this is only one minute. However, in the cinema this would have been ten minutes.
On other difference of this film to the theatrical version is it is missing a few words! The Broadway production had three swearwords. The certification process states one F*** is ok but more produces a instant Certificate 18! So Lin-Manuel Miranda decided he would give two F***s to not get a 18 Certificate!
You can check out the result on Disney+ streaming service now. It costs $6.99 (UK: £5.99) per month which can be cancelled anytime. Great value to get a chance to see this hot Musical. It even has a modern day slant ahead of its times!
2021 cinema release?
Interestingly to note this was originally going to be a full cinema release for 2021. The producers initially turned down Disney’s suggestion of a streaming release now. It is thought that the theme of the production, that is so relevant to today’s #blacklivesmatter moment, helped. Also, the $76 million from Disney may have also changed their minds!
Hamilton Exclusive Video
Cast included in this video:-
- Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson)
- Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler)
- Christopher Jackson (George Washington)
- Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds) xx only
- Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton)
- Leslie Odom Jr (Aaron Burr) x only
- Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison)
- Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton)
Production people in this video:-
- Alex Lacamoire – Conductor
- Andy Blankenbuehler – Choreographer
- Thomas Kail – Director