“Hamilton” Movie to be Released in US Cinemas


Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin Manuel-Miranda as Hamilton; photo from Hamilton's facebook page

Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed via Twitter that the Broadway musical is coming to US cinemas on October 15, 2021.

The movie presented by Disney is not an adaptation, but a filmed version of a stage performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where Hamilton continues to run to packed audiences.

It was only last week where Miranda told Variety in a video feature at the Sundance Film Festival, when asked when the movie was coming out, “Hopefully sooner than later. I think it’s no secret that we filmed it. We filmed the show with the original cast the week before the beginning cast members began to leave the show.”

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He adds, “What I’m most excited about, is there will be a point at which, 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. We’re just trying to find the right time to do it.”

This comes on the heels of an In the Heights film adaptation, a musical also created by Miranda, where he also starred as the original lead.

Besides Miranda as the titular role, the other original cast members also include Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan / James Madison, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens / Philip Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds, and Jonathan Groff as King George III.

Hamilton opened on August 6, 2015 on Broadway and received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. It won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score for Miranda.

 

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