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Broadway musical Hamilton coming to Disney+ this summer

By Sarah Finnan

May 12, 2020 at 4:02pm

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Hamilton, the beloved Broadway musical, is coming to Disney+ this summer... 15 months ahead of schedule.

Broadway musical Hamilton is top of the list for many when it comes to shows they want to see on the stage. Just try to get your hands on tickets and you'll see what I mean... they're notoriously hard to come by. However, with life put on hold for the time being, fans were forced to accept the fact that it would be quite some time until they'd get their next chance to go see the production in person.

Until this morning that is when creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made a surprise appearance on Good Morning America, revealing that the hit musical will come to Disney+ this July - coinciding with the American Independence Day weekend.

The movie will take the form of a live-capture recording - captured over three live performances back in 2016, the recording will feature the original cast.

Commenting on the news, Executive Chairman for Disney, Rober Iger said:

"We’re thrilled to bring the extraordinary @HamiltonMusical to #DisneyPlus on July 3. In this very difficult time, this story of leadership, tenacity, hope, love & the power of people to unite against adversity is both relevant and inspiring. Thank you @Lin_Manuel!"

The perfect substitute to tide us over until our next scramble for tickets... if anyone needs a plus one to the on-stage production, I'm free (I am not throwing away my shot).

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