Entertainment Weekly – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney have a quarantine surprise this week: That Hamilton movie is now dropping more than a year earlier than expected and it’s skipping theaters for a premiere on the Disney+ streaming platform this summer.
Shout it to the rooftops! The original Broadway production of @HamiltonMusical, filmed LIVE onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is now coming exclusively to @DisneyPlus this July 3rd. #Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/sBTgaKKtB5
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) May 12, 2020
The film is pegged as a “live-capture” recording of the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton, shot at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City in June 2016. It was all set to hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. Now, “in light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world,” Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger announced it will arrive on Disney+ starting July 3 of this year.