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'Hamilton' film recording with original cast to be released July 3 on Disney+

After initially announcing the film would be released in October 2021, Disney moved up the release by more than a year to stream exclusively on its streaming platform.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, and the cast of "Hamilton" perform at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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In February, Disney announced the filmed production of "Hamilton" with the original Broadway cast was scheduled to hit theaters Oct. 15, 2021.

Now, the film will be released exclusively on Disney+ July 3 — more than a year before it's initially planned release.

Disney made the announcement Tuesday morning on "Good Morning America" and its Twitter account.


"Hamilton" opened in 2015 on Broadway and received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations the following year. It went on to win 11 of those awards, including Best Musical.

The original Broadway cast includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Anthony Ramos.