Hamilton Movie Boosts Disney+ Downloads Up 74% Over Holiday Weekend
Before the movie came out, Miranda opened up about how the message of the production resonates in the United States amid social unrest in an interview with WSJ. Magazine.
When asked what song from the show, he feels, is most relevant right now, Miranda told the magazine, "The Farmer Refuted." The lyrics include, "chaos and bloodshed are not a solution."
“That is, to me, the dialogue that’s happening now,” Miranda told WSJ. Magazine. "There’s nothing new about what’s happening. It’s been interesting to see the different things that pop up, because I was trying to tell this specific story, but I was grabbing from the America I know. So it all hits in different ways, based on where America is.”
The 40-year-old said that while protests against police brutality and systemic racism grip the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, he's "as OK and as fed up and as tired and as energized and as angry and … I’m where everybody else is."
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Among the viewers were dozens of celebrities, who took to social media to praise the movie.
The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon wished fans on Twitter a “Happy Hamilton Day!!!” writing, “I wish I could see it AGAIN for the first time.” He congratulated Miranda, who both created and stars in the production, as well as the entire cast, writing, “The world is watching!! You changed the game.”
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Famed American filmmaker Ava DuVernay also took note of the first time she saw Hamilton in theater, uncovering a past tweet from March 2015: “When I take in art so stellar it makes me jealous + proud all at once, I call myself dazzled. @Lin_Manuel, your glare is glorious. #Hamilton,” she wrote at the time.
On Friday, she re-shared the tweet with a new message: “Throwback to my first tweet about #Hamilton after seeing off-Broadway about a month after it opened at The Public. Seen several times since, and I always feel the same as the first night. Tonight was no exception. Brava @Lin_Manuel and each beautiful artist who touched this gem.”
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