The filmed version of Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton
” is drawing both praise and criticism, with some showering it with compliments of artistic “genius” and others noting the liberties taken with the total truth of the time.
The July 3 debut on Disney+ of the musical, written, composed by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda
, is set in the late 1700s and tells the story of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton
, at a time when the new nation was wrought with slavery, social inequity and civil unrest.
Celebrities from across industries weighed in with their thoughts on Friday and Saturday, from “Frozen
” actor Josh Gad
calling the show “magical” and “pure genius,” to author Rozanne Gay saying it “dangerously elides they [sic] realities of slavery.”
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