Staff at Boston Court in Pasadena are hosting a #BCHamiltonWatchParty, featuring “Hamilton: An American Musical,” on Friday, July 3, starting at 7 p.m., as Disney premieres the film version of one of Broadway’s many sold-out performances on its its new streaming platform, Disney+.
“Watch the BC staff react, laugh, cry and dance to this record-breaking, richly diverse musical via our Instagram stories and join in on the fun by sharing your thoughts with us in real time! #Hamilfilm,” Boston Court said in a post on Facebook Saturday.
“Hamilton: An American Musical” is a rap-musical about one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who played the title role during the show’s initial run.
The production has been a smash hit since it opened in 2013, skyrocketing to become one of the biggest shows in the world. Miranda has gone on to become a Disney darling by writing the music for films like “Moana” and “Mary Poppins Returns.”
A TV Guide report said the movie will feature the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” which also Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
In 2016, the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton: An American Musical” filmed the show on stage in the Richards Rodgers Theatre and then shelved that recording for safe-keeping until they were ready to release it.
The plan was to give the movie a theatrical release in 2021, but due to the outbreak of COVID-19, which kept more people at home to stick to social distancing guidelines, the powers that be decided to drop the film over a year early on Disney+, TV Guide said.
To find out how you can watch “Hamilton: An American Musical” on Disney+, or how you can use Instagram stories, email the staff at Boston Court Pasadena, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Court Pasadena, located at 70 N. Mentor Ave., remains closed due to the coronavirus. All staff are currently working from home until further notice.