Earlier this year, Lin-Manuel Miranda announced his mega-hit, Broadway smash “Hamilton” would be coming to movies theaters in fall of next year. Today, Miranda made a surprise announcement on his Twitter account saying his musical would make its debut on Disney+ on July 3, 2020. You can see that tweet below:
It’s only a matter of time…
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 12, 2020
The featured performance was filmed at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York in June 2016 which at the time, was the only place you could watch the hit musical. Since then, Hamilton has opened in Chicago, London, and also completed three U.S. tours.
According to Deadline, Disney reportedly paid $75 million for worldwide rights for the 2 hour, 40 minute movie.
The original Broadway cast appearing in the film include Tony Award winners Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; and Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
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. Film producers include Miranda, Seller, and Kail, who also directs.
Hamilton has won 11-Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, Olivier Award, and a Pulitzer Prize.