Disney will release a feature film version of the popular Hamilton stage musical in theatres next year, the company has confirmed.
On Twitter, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed that the theatrical version of the production will premiere on October 21st, 2021 and feature the original Broadway cast.
With The Original Broadway Cast.
Filmed onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In A Theater Near You.
October 15, 2021.#Hamilfilm pic.twitter.com/z4ohfWXzi3
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) February 3, 2020
According to Disney, the productions makes a “leap forward in the art of ‘live capture,'” that will “[combine] the best elements of live theatre and film” to create “a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.”
As part of Disney’s agreement, the Hamilton film will eventually stream on Disney+, following its theatrical run. Given that the film releases in late 2021, however, it’s likely that Hamilton won’t premiere on Disney+ until well into 2022.
Notably, Deadline reports that Disney shelled out a massive $75 million USD (about $99.7 million CAD) to secure the rights to the film. Miranda has expressed excitement over the fact that the film will offer a way for people to view Hamilton without paying several hundred dollars to see the production in a theatre.
In the meantime, fans in Toronto can purchase tickets for a lottery to obtain tickets to the Hamilton theatre production, which will premiere next week.
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