Wait For It: Here's When the Film Version of 'Hamilton' Stage Performance Will Hit Disney+

The cast of "Hamilton"
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The cast of "Hamilton" perform on stage during "Hamilton" Grammy performance for The 58th Grammy Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on Feb. 15, 2016 in New York City. 

Disney originally planned to bring the Hamilton film to the big screen in North America on Oct. 15, 2021.

In a surprise announcement sure to delight Broadway fans who are missing live theater, Disney+ announced on Tuesday (May 12) that the original Broadway production of Hamilton will come exclusively to the Mouse's streaming service on July 3.

The production of the Tony-winning hip-hop historical musical was filmed live onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York over three days in 2016. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the news on Good Morning America.

Four years after his last run in the show on Broadway, Miranda praised Hamilton director Thomas Kail for the work he did in bringing the musical to live as a movie.

"He's basically given everyone at home the best seat in the house," said Miranda. "It's a thrilling experience." Hamilton won 11 Tonys in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; like all of Broadway, the show has gone dark during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In February, it was announced that Disney planned to bring the Hamilton film to the big screen in North American on Oct. 15, 2021.

John Krasinski reunited the Hamilton cast last month for the second episode of his Some Good News series.

Watch Miranda make the announcement on GMA below.


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