Just like Alexander Hamilton, you don’t have to throw away your shot to see Broadway’s most beloved show. Soon, you won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars or travel to the Great White Way, which is closed through Labor Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to see the award-winning musical Hamilton.
The show follows founding father Alexander Hamilton, a passionate immigrant from humble beginnings, who becomes one of George Washington’s most trusted advisers before helping to ratify the US Constitution and establishing the country’s financial system.
A filmed version of the original Broadway production featuring original cast members like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr., Phillipa Soo and Jonathan Groff will stream on Disney+ on July 3, just in time to celebrate Independence Day—and 15 months ahead of its original release date!
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
The film was originally set to hit theaters in October 2021, after Disney acquired worldwide rights for $75 million. The movie was shot in June 2016, two weeks before the original cast left and was filmed live onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.
“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way,” said Robert A. Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful.”
Which of Hamilton’s songs are you most excited to see? (My vote is with Ten Duel Commandments!) Let us know in the comments below.
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