From Broadway to Your Screen: Hamilton to Skip Theaters and Drop on Disney+ in July
Broadway fans have been holding out hope that the 11-time Tony Award-, Grammy Award-, Olivier Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical Hamilton would make its way to the big screen since it premiered in February 2015. Well, Disney finally decided it’s not throwing away its shot and is premiering a film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s history-making musical, with the original Broadway cast, to fans over a year earlier than planned!
On May 12, the studio announced that the film will debut on Disney+ on July 3, just in time for Independence Day and well ahead of its original Oct. 15, 2021 release date. In a press release, Robert A. Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, said the company was “thrilled” with the new debut date, especially in light of “the extraordinary challenges facing our world,” calling the musical look at Alexander Hamilton’s life a story about “leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful.”
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