The trailer for the video adaption of the Hamilton Broadway production has been released. The movie will be released for streaming on Disney+ on July 3rd, 2020.
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) June 22, 2020
The footage offers a glimpse of the adaption, which was filmed over the course of several live performances of Hamilton in 2016 at the Richard Rogers Theater. Since it premiered in 2015, Hamilton has won many awards, including eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy, and a Pulitzer.
Hamilton was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars in the adaption as the eponymous Alexander Hamilton. He is joined by the original Broadway cast, which includes Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schyler, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Daveed Diggs as both Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette, and Jonathan Groff as King George.
The adaption of Hamilton that will be available for streaming on Disney+ is directed by Tommy Kail, who was also the director of the 2016 stage performances which serve as the raw footage for the adaption.
While Hamilton was originally intended to be released in movie theaters in October 2021, the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic caused Disney to reconsider their schedule and release the extremely popular musical in July, instead.
Although July 3rd is only a couple of weeks away, we’ll still have to wait for it – fortunately, the room where it happens will be anywhere that Disney+ is streaming. Until then, Disney+ has plenty of other viewing options, with several that include Miranda’s music, like 2016’s Moana or 2019’s Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Either of which would be enough to serve as the story of tonight. They know you’ll be back in July.
Sorry, I’m helpless to resist these song puns. Wait for it! Um. Cabinet Battle #2! The Election of 1800! Dear Theodosia? OK, I’m finally satisfied.