Disney+ announced today it has fast-tracked the streaming launch of musical Hamilton, available in Canada and worldwide starting on July 3, 2020.
“The film is a leap forward in the art of “live capture” which transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience ‘Hamilton'”, explains a press release.
“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,” said Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, in a statement.
Hamilton was filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, with cast members including Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes.
Disney+ comes with a free trial in Canada, then costs $8.99 per month.