Hamilton Will Be Released a Year Early Exclusively on Disney+
Bob Iger and Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter this morning to announce that the highly anticipated full-length recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton will stream on Disney Plus a year ahead of schedule, with a launch date set for July 3rd, 2020. The theater production's original release date was in 2021 and was to be released in cinemas first.
The live onstage performance was filmed at the legendary Richard Rodgers Theater. "In this very difficult time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love & the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring," Iger said in a Tweet.
We’re thrilled to bring the extraordinary @HamiltonMusical to #DisneyPlus on July 3. In this very difficult time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love & the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring. Thank you @Lin_Manuel!— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) May 12, 2020
With Disney announcing that many upcoming theatrical release dates would be delayed such as Jungle Cruise, Soul, and more due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's nice to see a release date for a highly anticipated production get pulled forward to fill the void of these delayed films.
We can't WAIT to be in the room where it happens this July 3rd on Disney+!