Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton.’ (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Walt Disney Studios has released a dangling carrot for the highly-anticipated film version of the hit musical Hamilton. While only a minute long, it’s clear that the recording of the original Broadway cast isn’t merely a taped performance, but rather a multi-camera, fully-produced production for film and television.
The show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, shared on Twitter that he opted to edit two f-bombs from the original production so the Disney+ version could receive a PG-13 rating.
1. On July 3, you’re getting the whole show, every note & scene, & a 1-minute countdown clock during intermission (bathroom!)
2. But MPAA has a hard rule about language: more than 1 utterance of “Fuck” is an automatic R rating. We have 3 “Fucks” in our show. So…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 22, 2020
Profanity aside, the July 3 release promises to be the at-home event of the summer, and at $69.99 for the year, a Disney+ subscription is still substantially more affordable than the live production. Even so, we can’t wait to see Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and the rest of the characters come to life when Broadway, the West End and national tours resume.