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Lin-Manuel Miranda announces 2020 Hamilton Disney+ release

The creator of the show has just announced the news on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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UPDATE – The filmed production will now drop in the UK on 3 July 2020 on Disney+

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

The show will feature the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs and more, and was originally going to be released in cinemas on 15 October 2021.

Disney reportedly paid $75 million for worldwide rights to the show, which was shot two weeks before the original cast left. The musical will then become available to view on the Disney subscription streaming service.

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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