Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mega-hit, zeitgeist-tapping, precedent-breaking, Broadway smash “Hamilton” will land on Disney Plus just in time for our Nation’s birthday.
The rap-infused look at Alexander Hamilton’s life and formative role in American history will now be released on the streaming service on July 3, roughly a year before it was supposed to debut. It had originally been slated for a theatrical release on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thomas Kail, the show’s director, shot three live performances of “Hamilton” featuring the original Broadway cast. Disney paid handsomely for the rights to a filmed rendition of Miranda’s opus, shelling out $75 million. There are still plans to do a fully mounted big-screen version of “Hamilton,” but that remains a long way off.
Surprise! The original Broadway production of Hamilton, filmed LIVE onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is now coming exclusively to #DisneyPlus this July 3rd. Shout it to the rooftops! #Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/4FK4lZhcO6
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 12, 2020