Lin-Manuel Miranda Posts ‘Hamilton’ Trailer for Disney+

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In case you didn’t already know, the Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’ will be coming to Disney+ on July 3rd. Ahead of that release Lin-Manuel Miranda has posted a trailer of the show up on Twitter.

 

The release will be a film made from a show that was recorded onstage at The Richard Rogers Theatre stage, on Broadway, in 2016.

Originally the film was to be released on October 15, 2021, but it’s now being released on Disney+ on July 3rd, ahead of Independence Day. There is a lot of talk that it will likely get a theatrical debut as well, but that’s not been confirmed.

No official reason has been given for the change, but it likely has to do with Disney needing to make money now over the parks and theater closures. They can’t just assign it a release date when there are other movies to consider.  It makes sense to put it on Disney+ to get their numbers up there. Disney+ has been their bright spot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the release, Disney has stopped allowing people to do a 7-day free trial of the service and many suspect this release is likely the reason. Disney tried to avoid this issue with shows like “The Mandalorian” by making them weekly releases instead of one big drop. But many waited until it was complete before doing the free trial to watch it and cancel. You can still just purchase a month of the service and cancel, but it will cost you $6.99.

Hamilton opened in 2015 and has earned 11 Tony awards. My kids have been wanting to see it since it opened. They often sing songs from the show. They are thrilled to get to see it.

If you are a subscriber you can catch the show on July 3rd, when it drops on Disney+. Hopefully the Disney+ platform can handle the traffic better than their Parks and shopping sites can.

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Source: Twitter, CBS


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