Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now… Hamilton takes to Disney plus on July 3, 2020. Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the news this morning on Twitter as well as in an appearance on Good Morning America. Originally scheduled for a theatrical release in 2021, the operetta is ours for the taking in a few short months.
It was only a matter of time before we were watching the filmed version of the New York musical in our own homes and perusing the free Hamilton Playbill for the show! Check out Miranda’s tweet below, saying, ” It’s only a matter of time… Our Hamilton film. THIS July 3rd on Disney+”
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
Hamilton on Disney+
The press folks promoting Hamilton on the streaming service, Disney+, describe the new film as as “live capture” of the original Broadway production as the original cast performs. The movie will “transport its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater and film, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a whole new way to experience Hamilton” as described on TheatreMania.
And yes, there will be original Broadway cast appearing! Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs will star as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson; we will also see Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.
For further cast reference, Hamilton on Disney+ will also see Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes rounding out the ensemble. The 11 Tony Award-winning musical operetta has been quite popular with fans, who have also demanded the original Broadway cast in any sort of film revival that would appear. It looks like fans will be not only sated but very pleased with the film!
“I may not live to see our glory
But I will gladly join the fight
And when our children tell our story
They’ll tell the story of tonight”
EDIT: Hamilton arrived on time to Disney+ where fans streamed it in record numbers over the July 4th weekend, despite the censoring of a few curse words (this was in order to receive the PG-13 rating). Share your opinions online using #hamilfilm!
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