Disney+ Is Dropping Its “Hamilton” Movie Early—and We Can’t Wait for It

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History is happening!

Get ready to be in the room where it happens. Disney just announced that it’s releasing the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” on Disney+ this July—and we’re already counting down the days.

Why Is This Such a Big Deal?

This news is one of the many ways Disney is making our stay-at-home lives a little bit more magical. (Need proof? Just check out their virtual fireworks display and homemade Dole whip recipe, among other things).

The “Hamilton” film was originally slated for an October 2021 theatrical release, but Disney decided to bump it up by over a year.

What Is Hamilton About?

If you’re not familiar with the hit Broadway musical, it tells the story of its namesake, Alexander Hamilton. Divided into two acts, the show explores Hamilton’s political career, the war and America’s early years of independence—but don’t expect a boring history lesson.

The musical’s magic comes from Lin Manuel-Miranda’s revolutionary score that blends hip-hop with traditional show tunes. And we can all but guarantee that you’ll be on the edge of your seat from the opening bars of “Alexander Hamilton” all the way through to the finale.

When (and Where) Can I Watch It?

The new film will be available on July 3, 2020, exclusively on Disney+. While you’re waiting, check out these Broadway shows you can watch at home for free.

Eat like Hamilton with these vintage recipes from early America.
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