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Disney+ releases first trailer for Hamilton

Launching on Disney Plus on July 3, the minute-long trailer shows off footage from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical.

Filmed back in June of 2016 at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, the Disney Plus version of Hamilton features the ground-breaking musical’s original cast, including lead star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. Christopher Jackson and more.

Infusing traditional Broadway show tunes with hip-hop, R&B and jazz, Hamilton tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and is described as the story of America then, told by America now.

The rap-inspired musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton’s life was originally supposed to come to theaters on Oct. 15, 2021, but Disney moved up the release last month. With most movie theaters still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the film is one of the few highly anticipated releases in an otherwise quiet past few months.

Disney paid $75 million for the rights to Miranda’s musical, a mighty fee for a show that premiered on Broadway in 2015. At the 2016 Tony Awards, “Hamilton” had a record-setting 16 nominations and won 11 of them, including best musical. It also won the Pulitzer Prize for drama that year.

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