Hit Broadway Musical Hamilton is Coming to Disney+ in July

With Broadway ticket prices skyrocketing (and a number of productions shut down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic) Hamilton fans have felt that their dream of seeing the beloved musical is further away than ever before. Now, you can turn your very own living room into “the room where it happens” with the official filmed performance of Hamilton coming to the Disney+ streaming service next month.

Hamilton will be available for streaming starting on July 3. The performance was filmed in 2016 and features the original cast, including the show’s writer Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr (Sir), Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, and more.

The show, which premiered on Broadway in 2015, chronicles the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, the “ten-dollar founding father” and first ever US Secretary of the Treasury. It combines rap, hip-hop and traditional “show tune” musical styles to create a truly one of a kind listening experience. Quickly achieving massive international popularity, Hamilton received 11 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Initially, the plan was for the Hamilton film to be released in cinemas in October 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused Miranda and Disney to move up the production’s streaming release by over a full year.

You can watch Hamilton (and much, much more) via the Disney+ streaming serviced, which offers a 7-day free trial. Monthly subscriptions cost $6.99 each, while a 12-month subscription costs $69.99. In addition, a $12.99/month “bundle” subscription provides access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ all at once.

If you just can’t wait until July, the original Hamilton soundtrack is available to stream via Spotify and Apple Music.

Other titles being added to Disney+ in July include Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ice Age: Collision Course, and many more exciting offerings. New films and TV series are added regularly.


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