The Walt Disney Company is releasing the film version of the original staged production of “Hamilton” some 15 months early. Disney+ subscribers can get an exclusive front-row seat to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical about the “$10 Founding Father without a father” just in time for the Fourth of July.
“It’s only a matter of time…” Miranda tweeted on Tuesday morning in a post announcing that the #Hamifilm can be streamed on Disney’s subscription service beginning July 3. Disney reportedly scored the worldwide distribution rights to the filmed version of “Hamilton” for $75 million earlier this year, and the Tony-winning musical was scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021.
The announcement led “Hamilton” to trend on Twitter and Google on as fans gushed about finally getting their “shot” to see the hip-hop musical that has grossed more than $636 million on Broadway since opening in 2015. It was playing to sold-out audiences before the coronavirus pandemic temporarily closed all Broadway shows. Now people who weren’t able to get their hands on “Hamilton” tickets , where seats were averaging around $250 a piece, hitting almost $10,000 at their peak, can finally be in the room where it happens — and without leaving their bed or couch.