Excitement is building for the debut of “Hamilton” on the small screen.
“Hamilton,” the filmed version of the award-winning musical that will be released for streaming on Disney Plus on July 3.
The film was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2021, but the cancellation of all live performances led the company to move up the release date by more than a year.
The movie consists largely of filmed performances, featuring the original Broadway cast, shot at the Richard Rodgers Theater in June 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the musical, stars in the title role.
“Hamilton,” about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, has been a huge hit since opening on Broadway in 2015. The show won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, as well as 11 Tony Awards, including the prize for best new musical.
The show has grossed $650 million on Broadway, where it has been seen by 2.6 million people.