"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre-a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.
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Filmed over the course of three days in June 2016. It started by filming a live Sunday matinee performance with cameras in the audience, after which the cast and crew spent the rest of the day and evening filming close-ups, dolly shots and crane shots. Filming continued all day Monday (normally the cast's day off) with more close-ups and Steadicam footage. More filming took place on Tuesday morning, before shooting another live performance on Tuesday evening, with cameras again in the audience but in different positions. Lin-Manuel Miranda
said, "it was basically a three-day film shoot with the best-rehearsed cast in the history of the movies, 'cause we'd all been doing the show for a year at this point." See more
The Walt Disney Pictures logo has red, white and blue fireworks (representing the fight for American independence, a major theme in the musical) surrounding the castle (appears only in the first trailer; the second trailer and the film itself use the normal version). See more
The World Was Wide Enough
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr.
and Lin-Manuel Miranda
contains elements of "Ten Crack Commandments" by Christopher Martin
and The Notorious B.I.G. See more