By CLTure News
May 12, 2020
Disney has announced the 11-time Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton will be released 15 months early on Disney Plus. The planned theatrical release originally set for October 15, 2021, will now be out on July 3, 2020, as a Disney Plus exclusive.
“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. 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,” said Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman (and former CEO) in a press release.
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
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre in June of 2016, the Hamilton movie will be a professionally filmed version of the Broadway show with the original cast consisting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Leslie Odom, Jr. “Combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance,” the press release reads.
Hamilton the movie will be released on June 3, 2020 exclusively on Disney Plus.
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020