“Hamilton” fans were delighted when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical was finally released on Disney Plus on Friday, giving people the long holiday weekend to watch the groundbreaking performance.
Originally released on Broadway in 2015, hip-hop music about founding father Alexander Hamilton became an instant smash hit. Most had to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to make room for the frequently sold exhibitions, but now anyone with a Disney Plus subscription can enjoy it from their own home.
Director Thomas Kail put together the Disney Plus version after filming several live performances during the show’s original run. “Hamilton” was originally scheduled to hit theaters on October 1
Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda live tweeted his thoughts during a surveillance along with fans on Twitter, and other cast members and celebrities poured in their love for “Hamilton” on Friday.
Miranda shared some domestic secrets about the filmed version, such as the fireworks displayed over the Disney logo when the movie launches. He also revealed a “Macbeth” quote scraped from the final version and an improvised line that Daveed Diggs included as Thomas Jefferson in the second act.
Vanessa Nadal, Miranda’s wife, also participated in the live tweet, saying that she would always boo in the audience when her husband kissed someone else on stage.
She also revealed that Miranda was overjoyed after seeing Renée Elise Goldsberry audition, and said he “finally found a woman who told the story in the rap instead of being eaten by the rap.” Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler and shows off her fast-paced rap skills in the song “Satisfied,” showed her appreciation for the kind note.
See what other cast members and celebrities, like Jimmy Fallon, Kerry Washington and Ben Schwartz, had to say about the exciting premiere of “Hamilton.”