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Hamilton Broadway recording to be released on 3 July 2020 on Disney

The film has been moved forwards by over a year

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Disney will produce the cinematic release of the Broadway production of Hamilton in 2020 now, it has been confirmed.

Originally meant to be released in cinemas next year, the show will feature the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs and more, and be available on Disney on 3 July. It will be released in the UK.

Disney reportedly paid $75 million for worldwide rights to the show, which was shot two weeks before the original cast left.

Sign up for Disney Plus here to watch the show from 3 July

Another of Miranda's hit musicals, In the Heights, is to be released in cinemas next year.

The stage production of Hamilton, about the creation of the USA and one of its founding fathers, has book, music and lyrics by Miranda. It is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair and wig design by Charles G Lapointe.

The West End production continues to run at the Victoria Palace Theatre and won five WhatsOnStage Awards in 2019.

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