By Tyler Aquilina
July 04, 2020 at 12:40 PM EDT
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Getting into the room where it happens — that is, a room where Hamilton is being performed — has been notoriously difficult, particularly in New York City, where the smash-hit musical has essentially been the hottest ticket in town for five years running. But with a filmed version of Hamilton now available to stream on Disney+, the whole world can now experience a performance by the original Broadway cast — but that won't stop those who were lucky enough to score tickets from reminiscing about their experiences.

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Several celebrities reacted to the debut of the "Hamilfilm" on social media, with some sharing their memories of seeing the show live. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay re-shared a tweet she wrote after first seeing the show during its initial run at The Public Theater. "When I take in art so stellar it makes me jealous + proud all at once," she wrote then, now adding, "Seen several times since, and I always feel the same as the first night. Tonight was no exception. Brava @Lin_Manuel and each beautiful artist who touched this gem."

Josh Gad wrote a lengthy thread in which he also recalled seeing the musical at The Public. "The lights lowered, I put my playbill aside and at intermission turned to my friends, also in the audience that night, @MarkRuffalo and his amazing wife Sunny and said what would become a familiar phrase out of my mouth from that point on, '"Hamilton" is the most inspired piece of art I've ever seen,'" Gad tweeted. "Over the course of the next 2 years, I was blessed enough to expierience the sensation 5 times and every time, it felt like a religious experience."

"Happy Hamilton Day!!! I wish I could see it AGAIN for the first time," Jimmy Fallon wrote, extending his congratulations to the creative team, including creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

Other celebrities simply expressed their enthusiasm at the filmed version debuting. "Nobody speak to me today. My sisters and I are spending the day with the #Hamilfilm. We have choreography to learn," Shonda Rhimes wrote.

And just to remind you once more, Hamilton is currently streaming on Disney+.

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