One week after the premiere of “Hamilton,” the filmed version of the original Broadway production, Disney+ will release a new special, titled “Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You,” exclusively on Friday, July 10.
Hosted by ABC News’ “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, this discussion about the film that has immediately become a global phenomenon features “Hamilton”‘s creator, its director, and cast members of the original Broadway production. A Harvard historian also shares insight on the historical relevance and accuracy of the production.
Earlier today, Roberts shared a first look at the special on “Good Morning America.” You can check it out in the video below:
During the special, cast members will share personal memories and stories about their participation in the show and what it means to them to be a part of this project.
“It was an immense pleasure speaking with this talented group,” said Roberts. “After you listen to their insights and perspectives it will heighten your viewing of Hamilton. Such an engaging, enlightening conversation.”
“Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You” features creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda; director Thomas Kail; and cast members from the original production Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson); and Harvard historian and Professor Annette Gordon-Reed. Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan and James Madison) appears in the tape piece at the top of the show.
This special covers topics that range from questions about the show’s creation and creative process to its relevance today and the current social and political realities.
Will you be tuning in tomorrow? What did you think of the professionally-filmed version of “Hamilton”? Let us know in the comments.