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The best theatre to watch online this July 2020—Hamilton on Disney and a Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic

Plus Les Misérables

By Michael Coveney   July 2020

Hamilton, disneyplus.com, 3rd July

The most radical—and brilliant—new musical of recent years was filmed “live” on Broadway, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016, and is scheduled for general release later this year. Disney has jumped the gun with an online release of what it describes as a leap forward in the art of “live capture” with a free month’s trial or monthly sign up. Many of the original Broadway cast figure, including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role. The show both celebrates hip-hop and raises…

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