In 2019, Walt Disney Studios purchased the rights to distribute the filmed stage production of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton with plans for a theatrical release in late 2021. Then came the global pandemic that effectively shut down all film and theatrical productions. In an unprecedented move on Disney’s part, they announced that Hamilton would be released through their Disney+ portal in July 2020, quickly becoming the biggest event of month. A product of writer/lyricist/actor Lin Manuel-Miranda, the musical tells the story of the founding of the United States through the story of Alexander Hamilton using a diverse cast of actors that quickly became A-list talent within 5 years. But did this production deserve to be the acclaimed masterpiece many have hailed it or did it throw away its shot? MovieDude Eric, Chris Tondevold and special guest Kent discuss.
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