Disney will be releasing the Tony award and Pulitzer prize-winning Broadway musical show Hamilton with the original cast in theaters next year.
Hamilton has been one of the biggest Broadway musicals ever to hit the stage, with millions of fans each year clamoring to see the tremendous show.
However, given the cost of watching a Broadway musical, millions more fans and potential fans have only been able to listen to the soundtrack or read about the show.
However, that will soon change.
Disney announced yesterday that the 11-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award — and Pulitzer Prize–winning stage musical Hamilton will be released in theaters in the United States and Canada on October 15, 2021.
The film, described as being a leap forward in the art of live capture, will have the original Broadway cast performing Hamilton. The film seek to combine the best elements of live theater and film as a way to transport its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. This means that the film will be a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton — perfect for old and new fans alike.
The original Broadway cast appearing in the film include Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award® nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
The Hamilton cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes.
“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art. All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”