The original cast of Hamilton is reuniting for a virtual event. To coincide with the Friday release of Hamilton on Disney+, ESPN’s The Undefeated will be debuting a new special that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning Broadway show. The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter will feature a roundtable discussion with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, and more stars, so fans of the musical will definitely want to tune in.
The Undefeated’s virtual event will see the original Hamilton stars reflect on the show’s production, its legacy, and current political and cultural impact. In addition to Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail and stars Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Okieriete Onaodowan will participate in the event.
The roundtable discussion will stream on Disney+ and TheUndefeated.com on Friday, July 3, the same day that Hamilton hits Disney’s streaming service. That’s quite a double-header.
“The story and subject matter that Hamilton covers, and the creative vision of its architects and actors, are more timely than ever,” said Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN president and Disney Media Networks co-chair. “The Undefeated, and Kelley L. Carter, are uniquely positioned to help connect audiences — whether they have never seen the show, or have seen it 10 times — to the creative process, people and significance of Hamilton as it debuts on Disney+.”
“The cast of Hamilton didn’t come to play,” added Carter, a senior entertainment writer at The Undefeated. “They are accomplished performers who created genre-shifting art, but they also understand this unprecedented time in history and why their voices matter. This special isn’t just about one of the most important pieces of work to ever play on Broadway. This is about how art inspires activation. And, well, how activation inspires great art.”
Catch both Hamilton and The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter on Disney+ Friday, July 3.