Hamilton Movie Will Premiere on Disney+ a Full Year Earlier Than Planned
Good news is few and far between these days, so we’ll take it where we can get it. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is good news. The movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is arriving on Disney+ a full year (and change) earlier than originally planned. Hamilton will now stream on July 3, 2020, instead of the originally slated release of October 15, 2021. Miranda himself shared the news on Twitter:
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
Disney fast-tracking the film version of the Broadway juggernaut is the kind of news we can use right now, especially considering we really don’t know when we’ll be able to go back to theaters. Here’s what Miranda said in a press release:
“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought Hamilton to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house. I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
So there you have it, for all of us who never got a chance to see the musical, we only have to wait two months to see Hamilton with the original Broadway cast. The film is a “live capture” of the musical, with Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom, Jr., Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, and Anthony Ramos all reprising their roles. The footage was shot at the Richard Rogers Theater in New York City. Now, one of the biggest cultural phenomenons of the past decade is coming to your TV or computer screen—where we can all “raise a glass to freedom” even if we’re still stuck in our homes.
Featured image: NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson of ‘Hamilton’ perform onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)