Words by Léna Fontaine
Don’t throw away your shot! While the live recording of the hit musical was only supposed to hit theatres on October 15th, 2021, Disney bumped up the release of “Hamilton” by over a year.
The live recording of “Hamilton” will be released on Disney+ on July 3rd!
The announcement was made by Disney’s Executive Chairman Robert Iger and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Good Morning America. A huge move for Disney as the recording was set to have a theatrical run accross the US before hitting the streaming platforms.
“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,” said Robert Iger, Disney’s executive chairman
“We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”
“Hamilton” was filmed live on stage over three performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre back in 2016, two weeks before the original cast members left the production. The recording should feature Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos and Jasmine Cephas-Jones.
The musical opened on Broadway on 2015 before heading to London, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Australia and going on a national tour accross the US. It then went on to win 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.