CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

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.