The musical Hamilton is now available on Disney+. After five years of running the crowds on Broadway, Hamilton finally lands on our screens. And even without the excitement of the larger theatres, the musical is just as relevant, electrifying and powerful, having lost nothing of its sublime. No matter the medium, she remains virtually perfect.
The mandate of Lin-Manuel Miranda was bold. Create a musical inspired by the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, and a leading figure of the revolution ? And incorporate, moreover, rhythms, jazz, hip-hop, rap and rhythm & blues ?
Many would be put off to the idea.
But the thing is today to himself : Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius. Nothing less. Because he managed to create, with Hamilton (in which he signed the libretto, the music and lyrics in addition to star, a show memorable and electrifying, certainly, but also intended to be celebrated for decades to come.
Distribution of stellar
With its capture (ultra-polished), the director, Thomas Kail transports us today in the precincts of the Theatre Richard Rodgers, where Hamilton was still holding the poster up to this, the pandemic of COVID-19 paralyzes Broadway.
The musical comedy lets you relive the excitement elicited by the original cast – impeccable and frankly stellar – led brilliantly by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It amazes here as much as Jonathan Groff (absolutely delicious under the clothes of king George III), Leslie Odom Jr. (brilliant in the role of Aaron Burr) or the sublime Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), throughout this show particularly strong one, composed of the 46 musical numbers.
The capture of Hamilton, and is now available on the platform of Disney, is identical to that of thousands of spectators have seen over the years, with the exception of three words “vulgar” that the studio was keen to censor.
Of course, nothing can replace the experience of “real” Broadway or this delicious thrill felt by taking place in one of the amphitheaters in new york, a phenomenon of which even the most ardent heat waves cannot be right.
But the recordings, a phenomenon that has gained popularity in recent years, are interesting alternatives, especially in the current situation : the pandemic of COVID-19 forced the closure of Broadway, its lights remaining off until January 2021.
To monitor Monday
The cry of the rhino
Is it that an artist can, at a given moment of its career, have said it all ? And what happens then ? This documentary of Marc Labrèche explores these questions with different artists, such as Xavier Dolan, Robert Lepage, Frédéric Beigbeder, Dany Laferrière, Ariane Moffatt, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Chedid.
- ICI Radio-Canada télé / 10 h
Bit of fishing
An original way to travel with Cyril Chauquet, which is found at Tahiti, in French Polynesia. He is going to try to fish for grouper or kingfish before they are eaten by reef sharks.
The ninth life of Louis Drax
On the day of her 9-year-old Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) was close to death in an accident. It comes back to life after being declared clinically dead for two hours. Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) will then launch an investigation to understand what happened.
Jean-Michel Péloquin goes to the discovery of new life-course, including those who have tried to live the american dream. He pays a visit to Marie-Joëlle Parent in San Francisco, and Caroline Lauzon, acrobat at Cirque du Soleil.
The Plouffe Family
This film directed by Gilles Carle tells the story of the daily life of a family of Quebec, in the years 1930-40, which must include coping with the war and the economic crisis.