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Raise a glass to ‘Hamilton’ coming to Disney + a full year early

Raise a glass to ‘Hamilton’ coming to Disney + a full year early”

The filmed version of the original Broadway production of "Hamilton" - originally scheduled to hit theaters on October 15 - will now premiere on Disney+ on Friday, July 3.

"In this very hard time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring", said Disney executive chairman Bob Iger on Twitter Tuesday.

The move is a big one for Disney, which has seen a significant hit to most of its businesses due to the ongoing pandemic that has shuttered retail locations, theme parks and travel businesses, and the move to speed up the release of Hamilton is nearly certainly aimed at keeping Disney+ subscribers engaged.

Miranda said: "I'm so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought Hamilton to the screen".

"[Tommy Kail's] given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house", said Miranda. Although this wasn't specifically cited as why Disney was pulling forward the launch date, it seems quite clear that this is the ideal distraction for people around the world and a great celebration for July 4 in the US.

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I'm by no means the world's biggest fan of Hamilton - that title goes to someone who knows every single reference in this behemoth - but this is the first time I've been truly excited about diving into Disney Plus. You're not going to have to "Wait For It" much longer.

It will feature the original Broadway cast, aiming to bring together the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming.

Filmed in 2016 at New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre, the production stars the entire original Broadway cast including Miranda himself, Leslie Odom Jr, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo and Daveed Diggs. Hamilton will be streaming for subscribers this July.

The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes. However, Disney bumped up the release by over a year due to theaters being closed indefinitely over concerns of the coronavirus. Once again, on Broadway alone, it was experienced by approximately 2.6 million people. The production has since toured across North America and in London.



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