Get ready to be in the room where it happens. Disney just announced that it’s releasing the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” on Disney+ this July—and we’re already counting down the days.
Why Is This Such a Big Deal?
This news is one of the many ways Disney is making our stay-at-home lives a little bit more magical. (Need proof? Just check out their virtual fireworks display and homemade Dole whip recipe, among other things).
The “Hamilton” film was originally slated for an October 2021 theatrical release, but Disney decided to bump it up by over a year.
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Surprise! The original Broadway production of Hamilton, filmed LIVE onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is now coming exclusively to @disneyplus this July 3rd. Shout it to the rooftops! #Hamilfilm
What Is Hamilton About?
If you’re not familiar with the hit Broadway musical, it tells the story of its namesake, Alexander Hamilton. Divided into two acts, the show explores Hamilton’s political career, the war and America’s early years of independence—but don’t expect a boring history lesson.
The musical’s magic comes from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s revolutionary score that blends hip-hop with traditional show tunes. And we can all but guarantee that you’ll be on the edge of your seat from the opening bars of “Alexander Hamilton” all the way through to the finale.
When (and Where) Can I Watch It?
The new film will be available on July 3, 2020, exclusively on Disney+. While you’re waiting, check out these Broadway shows you can watch at home for free.
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Chunky Apple Cake
Inspired by apple tansey, a staple in Colonial Virginia, this cake is bursting with big apple chunks. The addition of butterscotch sauce gives it a special, old-world feel.Go to RecipeTaste of Home
Golden Apricot-Glazed Turkey Breast
A favorite protein of American colonists, the turkey became a fixture on holiday dinner tables. This version roasts the apricot preserves and turkey breast until they’re golden brown and delicious.Go to RecipeTaste of Home
Cider Wassail Punch
In the early days, apple cider was one of the easiest beverages to produce as there were plenty of apples groves around. This drink was incredibly popular throughout the colonies.Go to Recipe
Fresh Asparagus Soup
Rumor has it that asparagus soup was one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dishes; he even had asparagus planted and grown at Monticello.Go to Recipe
Molasses Cookie Mix
Before the Molasses Act of 1733, which taxed the sticky sauce, cookies rich with ooey-gooey molasses were common treats. When the price of molasses eventually lowered again, these cookies regained their popularity.Go to RecipeTaste of Home
Fresh Corn & Potato Chowder
Quickly adopted by settlers, corn was planted and grown throughout the colonies. Corn chowder, like this recipe, was one way colonists used up their fresh produce.Go to Recipe
A Bit Nutty Boston Brown Bread
Originally developed when wheat crops wouldn’t grow, this sweet and hearty bread is still common in the Northeast.Go to Recipe
Though apple pie’s roots are from Europe, it didn’t long for this pie to become quintessentially American.Go to Recipe
Rump Roast in the Slow Cooker
Slow roasted and chalk-full of hearty vegetables, dishes like this rump roast were common for special events.Go to Recipe
Simple and easy to throw together, these cookies were a common treat. Martha Washington even had her own recipe!Go to Recipe
Pumpkin Gnocchi in Sage Butter
Though pumpkin gnocchi may seem strange, pasta was a very common way colonialists incorporated pumpkin into their dishes. Paired with a simple and delicious butter sauce, you’ll find love at first bite!Go to Recipe
Buttermilk Pound Cake
Classic cakes were originally made with just four ingredient: a pound of butter, flour, sugar and eggs. This version has a few more ingredients that make it even more delicious.Go to Recipe
Beef Barley Soup with Roasted Vegetables
Since barley grew in abundance in Colonial America, barley soup was a common way to warm up on a cold day.Go to Recipe
Apple Dumplings with Sauce
Apple dumplings were incredibly popular throughout the middle colonies, since boiling was one of the most common way to cook food in the area. This particular recipe is inspired by the Pennsylvania Dutch’s baking method.Go to Recipe
Cornmeal johnnycakes rose to popularity when wheat crops failed to flourish in the colonies. This version add sausage for a hearty touch.Go to Recipe
Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce
This treat was as popular during Christmas in Colonial America as it is today. Though, our modern-day gingerbread cake recipe has an extra-sweet touch of caramel sauce.Go to Recipe
Easy Homemade Pickles
Since pickling was one of the simplest way to preserve fresh produce, pickles were commonly eaten during dinner or as an appetizer.Go to RecipeTaste of Home
Cranberry-Orange Roast Ducklings
Roast duck was a favorite of colonists, especially when stuffed with a citrus.Go to Recipe