‘Hamilton’ movie to premiere on Disney+ July 3, instead of 2021 theatrical release

Alexander Hamilton meet Disney+.

"Hamilton," the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, is coming to the small screen, premiering on the Disney streaming service on July 3.

Miranda and Disney previously announced in February that a film version of the hugely popular Tony-winning musical featuring the original Broadway cast would hit theaters in October 2021.

Miranda joined executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger to make the announcement on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, praising director Tommy Kail.

"He's basically given everyone at home the best seat in the house," said Miranda, "and it's a thrilling experience."

The official Instagram account for the production also announced the news Tuesday.

"Shout it to the rooftops!" the caption read. "The original Broadway production of Hamilton, filmed LIVE onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is now coming exclusively to @DisneyPlus this ‪July 3rd.‬ #Hamilfilm"

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Users of the social media site shared their delight in the comments.

"Oh. My. God!!! This is the best birthday present for my son ever!" one exclaimed.

"This going in my planner in PEN and it will NOT get corona-ed!!!!!" wrote another user, referring to the numerous delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Unlike movie musicals such as "Les Miserables," "Chicago" and most recently "Cats" that were Hollywood versions of the Broadway shows, "Hamilton" is a filmed version of the stage production – recorded in June 2016 – that's "a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater," Miranda said in a statement at the time.

Original cast members appearing include Miranda as Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington and "Frozen" star Jonathan Groff as King George.

A photo taken in 2016 shows original

Miranda and more than a dozen cast members from the show reunited over video chat on John Krasinski's "Some Good News," last month to brighten the birthday of a 9-year-old Florida resident, Aubrey, who was crushed when a Jacksonville performance of the musical was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Krasinski and his wife, actress Emily Blunt promised the girl they'd fly her family to New York and get them tickets to see "Hamilton" when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

The young girl's face instantly lit up, but the surprises didn't end there. Miranda "Zoom bombed" the interview with some good news of his own.

"I think we can top that right now," he teased. "If you can't go to 'Hamilton,' we're bringing 'Hamilton' to you."

Aubrey then watched in shock as Miranda and more than a dozen cast members, each at his or her own home, sang "Alexander Hamilton" from the hit show.

Contributing: Brian Truitt and Gary Dinges

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/05/12/hamilton-movie-debuting-disney-plus-july-3-lin-manuel-miranda/3114334001/

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