Shout it to the rooftops! The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail announced that Hamilton, the 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical is coming to Disney+ on July 3, 2020. The streaming service is fast-tracking the premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production. Of course, now I know exactly how I will be spending my fourth of July this year!
What to Expect From Hamilton on Disney+
The film is a leap forward in the art of “live capture,” which transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton. Wondering just when all this was filmed? It’s from production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016.
“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 Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind Hamilton to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”
“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought Hamilton to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
To Name Drop…
Hamilton features Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; 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.
I am thrilled at this announcement! It’s something to look forward to this summer. There is so much unknown at this rate I am happy to see a show I have been longing to see. I always miss out on the lottery for the show when it comes to town here in Florida. Fingers crossed that next year I will be able to catch the traveling version at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts!
Also, I am glad to see more reversed content coming to the platform. While everyone could use a good Disney movie binge every now and then it’s nice to switch it up. This announcement comes on the heels of “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” coming to Disney+ at the end of May. Filmed last September at L’Olympia Theater in Paris, France, Swift performs songs from her award-winning album “Lover” to an intimate crowd of fans from 37 countries, traveling to the City of Love for this once-in-a-lifetime concert. The musical event gives fans unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments with the artist and marks her only concert performance this year after her Lover Fest tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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