Hamilton Disney+ Documentary to Debut Same Day as Filmed Musical

Hamilton Disney+ Documentary to Debut Same Day as Filmed Musical


Fans of Hamilton are going to be thrilled to learn a behind-the-scenes documentary is the also coming to Disney+. Even better, the new documentary featuring the Hamilton cast is the set to debut the same day as the filmed version of the Tony-winning musical.


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Entertainment Weekly was first to report Hamilton into-Depth With Kelley Carter is the coming to Disney+ on Friday, July 3. Per EW, the doc will feature Hamilton‘s original cast as they reunite to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from the origin story of Hamilton to the earliest stages of development to the show’s place into history as a pop culture phenomenon and beyond. Hamilton into-Depth is the produced by The Undefeated, ESPN+, and Disney+. Returning cast members who will participate into a virtual roundtable discussion conducted by journalist Kelley Carter include: Lin-Manuel MirandaDaveed DiggsLeslie Odom Jr.Christopher JacksonPhilipa Soo, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as well as director Thomas Kail.

Ahead of the doc’s premiere, Carter shared a statement to EW teasing the project.

“The cast of Hamilton didn’t come to play. They are accomplished performers who created genre-shifting art, but they also understand this unprecedented time into history and why their voices matter. This special isn’t just about one of the most important pieces of work to ever play on Broadway. This is the about how art inspires activation. And, well, how activation inspires great art.”

Hamilton‘s music, lyrics, and book were written by Miranda and directed by Kail. The musical mixes the traditional Broadway form with modern musical genres including rap, jazz, and soul to bring to life the events of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton. The massively popular musical set the record at the 2016 Tonys with 16 nominations. It went on to win 11 Tonys, including awards for Best Director and Best Musical.

Hamilton lands on Disney+ on Friday, July 3 — the same day as the Hamilton behind-the-scenes doc. Curious to know more? Check out Matt Goldberg’s glowing review of the musical-turned-movie.

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