Are you prepared for a Hamilton encore? If the reply is sure, then you definitely most likely have already watched Hamilton greater than as soon as on Disney+. However by no means being happy with solely having the streaming occasion of the summer time, Disney has now additionally revealed there shall be a brand new behind-the-scenes take a look at the musical with Lin-Manuel Miranda and different key members of the forged, plus a historian, discussing the musical’s legacy 5 years on.
The brand new “particular dialog,” titled Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You, is hosted by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and options her interviewing Miranda, who along with taking part in Alexander Hamilton additionally wrote the music, lyrics, and books for the musical. She’ll even be talking with director Thomas Kail and forged members Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Schuyler Hamilton), and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler). Harvard historian and Professor Annette Gordon-Reed may even be a part of the dialog, discussing the historic foundation and maybe omissions within the musical.
“It was an immense pleasure talking with this proficient group,” mentioned Roberts. “After you take heed to their insights and views it should heighten your viewing of Hamilton. Such an attractive, enlightening dialog.”
Clearly produced in the course of the present coronavirus pandemic with all forged members dialing in from house by way of Zoom, this new sequence of discussions are latest and will present somewhat extra perspective for everybody concerned. The world has modified a lot since their present premiered to worldwide acclaim in 2015, successful 11 Tonys and Miranda the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. There has all the time been a vocal minority of critics upset concerning the musical’s largely favorable depiction of founding fathers who had been slaveholders… together with probably Hamilton (it’s uncomfortably ambiguous). However that has solely heightened after Disney+, with even Miranda responding to these criticisms earlier this week, saying the musical is honest sport.