Earlier this year, we reported that a film of the original Broadway production of Hamilton was coming to cinemas in 2021. Now, the film’s release has been pushed forward an entire year and will be available to stream on Disney+ this July.
“We’re thrilled to bring the extraordinary Hamilton Musical to Disney Plus on July 3,” Disney executive chairman Bob Iger shared on Twitter.
“In this very difficult time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring. Thank you, Lin-Manuel.”
We’re thrilled to bring the extraordinary @HamiltonMusical to #DisneyPlus on July 3. In this very difficult time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love & the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring. Thank you @Lin_Manuel!
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 12, 2020
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
The film is compiled of two separate performances of the first production on Broadway, both filmed in June 2016 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Disney acquired the rights for the iconic production for a huge $75 million. The film was initially set to premiere in US cinemas in October 21, but will now be available worldwide on Friday, 3rd July.
ICYMI, the cast of Hamilton recently had a surprise reunion over Zoom to perform the musical’s opening number, ‘Alexander Hamilton’.
While the pandemic has put things into a state of uncertainty, Hamilton is set to premiere its first Australian production in February next year.