The stage production of Hamilton is coming to theaters through Disney, and the original Broadway cast will reprise their roles!
“Lin-Manuel Miranda created an unforgettable theater experience and a true cultural phenomenon, and it was for good reason that Hamilton was hailed as an astonishing work of art,” said Disney CEO and chairman Robert Iger. “All who saw it with the original cast will never forget that singular experience. And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share this same Broadway experience with millions of people around the world.”
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) February 3, 2020
The original cast consists of Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton. Director Thomas Kail began shooting with the original cast members before they started to leave the show.
This news shouldn’t be all that surprising, given that Miranda hinted that the musical was coming to the big screen very soon. He told Variety, “What I’m most excited about [is] you all have that friend that is like, ‘I saw it with the original cast.’ We’re stealing that brag from everyone because you’re all going to see it with the original cast,” Miranda said. “We’re just trying to find the right time to do it.”
The film will be in theaters on October 15, 2021.
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