New ‘Hamilton’ Clip Released Ahead of Next Week’s Premiere

By now the world knows his name but that’s not stopping the Hamilton crew from drumming up excitement for next week’s premiere on Disney+. Today the Walt Disney Studios’ YouTube page released a short clip of the Tony- Award-winning musical. The 49-second clip features the very beginning of Hamilton’s origin story from the opening song “Alexander Hamilton.”

The version that is to be released next week is a live recording of the original Broadway cast from 2016. This includes writer/director/creator/genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Hamilton has been in the news a lot in 2020. Back in February, it was announced that the show would receive a theatrical release in October 2021. That plan changed with the coronavirus with Disney announcing in May that the date would be moved up and exclusively put on its streaming platform. The cast also appeared on John Krasinski’s Some Good News show in April, performing the opening song for a young fan who missed the show due to the pandemic. Earlier this week, a trailer dropped with Miranda promoting it on the morning shows.

You can watch the trailer below and catch the show on Disney+ on July 3rd.



Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.