By now, theater lovers around the world — American or otherwise — have gotten their shot to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed Broadway hit, Hamilton. Through Disney+, the musical's original Broadway cast has been seen on television screens worldwide, allowing everyone to witness what made the production such a phenomenon — the likes of which have rarely (if ever) been seen before.
Taped over three nights in 2016, a lot has changed between this recording and its streaming debut. Reflecting on the show, its legacy, and the cultural conversation surrounding Miranda's musical in 2020, Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You, the new Disney+ special hosted by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, gives the cast, director Thomas Kail, and Harvard historian Annette Gordon-Reed a chance to discuss Hamilton and what it means in today's political climate.
It's an interesting discussion with keen insights gleaned. Here are a few noteworthy things we learned.