SALT LAKE CITY — “Hamilton” is now out on Disney Plus, reaching a wider audience than ever before. The Broadway smash about founding father Alexander Hamilton debuted in 2015, won 11 Tony Awards and sells out quickly in every city it visits.
The movie version features the original Broadway cast and was recorded at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre over three days in June 2016, according to Broadway.com. It involved two days of filming with a live audience, and one where producers shot close-ups and other angles, according to Pacific San Diego magazine.
Based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 best-selling biography “Alexander Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical — which is rated PG-13 on Disney Plus — is told from Aaron Burr’s perspective and focuses on Hamilton’s immigrant roots and his role in forming the United States government.
“Hamilton” first came to Salt Lake City in 2018, and is currently scheduled to return Dec. 15-Jan. 17, 2021. If you’re wanting to learn more about the musical before watching it, we’ve rounded up our coverage of the Broadway hit — how it started, what the critics have said, what history professors have said, how it’s changed education and what viewers can expect.