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News: Hamilton gets a behind-the-scenes documentary on Disney Plus

[ Written on June 30 2020 by Francesca ]

Hamilton is getting a behind-the-scenes documentary that will reunite the original Broadway cast to discuss the show’s origins and legacy. It will premiere Friday alongside the filmed recording of the Broadway show.
The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter premieres on July 3, exclusively on Disney+ and TheUndefeated.com.

DEADLINE: In addition to the July 3 release of the filmed version of the Tony-winning musical Hamilton, Disney+ and TheUndefeated.com will put more shine on the groundbreaking musical with the special The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter, which will debut on the same day.

In the first collaboration between the streamer and the online platform, the roundtable discussion will feature Hamilton director as Thomas Kail as well as the musical’s stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Okieriete Onaodowan.

“The story and subject matter that ‘Hamilton’ covers, and the creative vision of its architects and actors, are more timely than ever,” said Jimmy Pitaro, President of ESPN and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks. “The Undefeated, and Kelley L. Carter, are uniquely positioned to help connect audiences – whether they have never seen the show, or have seen it 10 times – to the creative process, people and significance of ‘Hamilton’ as it debuts on Disney+.”

During the virtual roundtable, Carter will talk to the original Broadway cast, who all reprise their roles for the filmed version, about the cultural impact of the musical and how the story parallels the current landscape where those in the margins are fighting for change when it comes to systemic racism and social injustice.

“The cast of Hamilton didn’t come to play,” said Carter. “They are accomplished performers who created genre-shifting art, but they also understand this unprecedented time in history and why their voices matter. This special isn’t just about one of the most important pieces of work to ever play on Broadway. This is about how art inspires activation. And, well, how activation inspires great art.”

News: ‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ Release on Hulu Postponed

[ Written on June 12 2020 by Francesca ]

In solidariety with the protests for George Floyd’s death, Freestyle Love Supreme postpone the release of the documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, that was scheduled for June 5 on Hulu. No new release date is been announced so far.

Read their statement below.

DEADLINE: Improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme has postponed the release of its documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme out of solidarity with protesters nationwide.

The postponement comes two days before the film was set to begin streaming on Hulu. The announcement said the group’s “collective attention” has turned toward more pressing concerns.

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme is a documentary on the show that Miranda and several of his Hamilton collaborators regularly staged before and after the successes of In the Heights and Hamilton. The film chronicles the group’s reunion for a Broadway run that concluded earlier this year.

No new release date was announced.

“Today our country, our world struggles to reach an end to this systemic racial injustice, intolerance, police brutality and hate,” Freestyle Love Supreme said in a statement on Twitter. “We add our voices to that fight.”

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It is believed to be the first film to postpone its release following the death of George Floyd.

“We are for the freedom of expression, creativity, inclusion, equality, and most of all, love,” the group said. “Our work has always centered around creating a safe space for those ideals to flourish. Our show does not exist without the operations of brilliant black artists that created two of our most beloved American art forms, jazz and hip-hop.”

News: ‘Hamilton’ Movie With Lin-Manuel Miranda and Original Broadway Cast on Disney+ on July 3rd 2020

[ Written on May 13 2020 by Francesca ]

The COVID-19 world wide emergency changes Disney’s plans for the release of the recording of the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton. Originally set to hit theaters on October 15, 2021, the movie will stream on Diney+ on July 3rd 2020.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney Executive Chairman Robert Iger made the announcement live on May 12 on Good Morning America.

Official Statement: BURBANK, Calif. (May 12, 2020)—The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail are pleased to announce that Disney+ will fast track the premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton,” bringing the 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical to homes around the world on July 3, 2020.

Producers for “Hamilton,” the film of the original Broadway production, include Miranda, Seller, and Kail, who also directs.

The film is a leap forward in the art of “live capture” which transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience “Hamilton.”

“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,” said Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”

“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, “Hamilton” features Tony Award® winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes.

News: ‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ heads to Hulu

[ Written on April 30 2020 by Francesca ]

Hulu has announced the release of We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, the documentary about the titular hip-hop improv group co-founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda that originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary is scheduled to premiere on June 5.
Directed by Andrew Fried, the film chronicles Freestyle Love Supreme’s journey from the basement of the Drama Bookshop to stage success. Fried began filming when the group first toured the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005, and the documentary shows footage of the troupe, including Miranda, Kail, Christopher Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart and more.


DEADLINE: The Andrew Fried-directed documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme produced by Hamilton icon Lin-Manuel Miranda has found a home at Hulu and will hit the streamer June 5.

The docu made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and spotlights the 15-year journey of the hip-hop improvisational group founded by Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony Veneziale. The group called Freestyle Love Supreme was formed long before Hamilton and In The Heights hit Broadway. Fried began chronicling the group in the summer of 2005, documenting the early days of Freestyle Love Supreme beatboxing and rapping on the sidewalks. Fast forward 14 years later and Fried brings us to a reunion with a series of shows in New York City that led to a triumphant run on Broadway.

In addition to Miranda, Kail and Veneziale, the docu features Arthur Lewis, Christopher Jackson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Chris Sullivan, Bill Sherman, James Monroe Iglehart and Andrew Bancroft.

Miranda produces alongside Kail Jenny & Jon Steingart, Jill Furman, Sarina Roma, Fried and Endeavor Content.

News: ‘In The Heights’ will open in theaters in Summer 2021

[ Written on April 22 2020 by Francesca ]

After been postponed indefinitely, In The Heights has a new date release: June 18, 2021.


DEADLINE: Warner Bros. now will release Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights on June 18, 2021. The movie based on the hit Broadway musical originally was expected to open on June 26 this year, but the COVID-19 shutdown of theaters pushed the movie off Warners’ calendar.

In the Heights is a feature take on Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ four-time Tony-winning 2008 musical.

In the Heights is set in the Hispanic-American community of New York City’s bustling Washington Heights. When the neighborhood’s charismatic local bodega owner, and the pic’s humble narrator, finally decides to fulfill his dream of going to the island his parents called home, his departure will change his beloved block forever.

Miranda, the star, producer and author of the Tony-winning In the Heights and later Hamilton, told talk series host Rosie O’Donnell last month: “We were literally recording the score when all of this started happening. There’s a lot that remains to be done on that movie. We were finishing the score and the mixing and just getting the music exactly right.”

Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs, Scott Sanders and Miranda are producing. Marc Klein wrote the script, with screenplay by Hudes. Stephanie Beatriz, Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins, Dascha Polanco, Melissa Barrera, and Marc Anthony star in the big-screen take of In the Heights.

Miranda on Twitter last month promised fans that when In the Heights finally sees the light of day post-coronavirus: “When we can safely gather again, flags in hand, we will be there, enjoying this movie in theaters. We will have the premiere uptown. The best summer of our lives, together.”

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