‘Hamilton’ to be Released Early on Disney+; Daveed Diggs is Excited for Fans to See it for the First Time
The Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail have announced that Disney+ will fast track the premiere of the filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamilton, bringing the 11-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical to homes around the world on July 3.
This is extremely exciting because Broadway isn’t very accessible to a lot of people, but streaming services are. So, a historic and popular Broadway show like Hamilton on an inexpensive streaming platform, accessible to most regions around the world is unprecedented and special.
I had the chance to ask Tony-winning star Daveed Diggs about the broadway during an interview I had with him and Stanley Tucci about their upcoming Apple TV+ show Central Park.
Here is an excerpt of that conversation:
Daveed Diggs: “I’m excited, y’know. It’s hard to get to broadway. Tickets are prohilbiltilby expensive and everything like that. People were so in love with this even from just listening to the music, so I’m very happy everyone will get to experience this for the first time.”
Press Release Below:
The film is a leap forward in the art of “live capture” which transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Combining the best elements of live theater, film, and streaming, the result is a cinematic stage performance that is a wholly new way to experience Hamilton.
“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of Hamilton—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,” said Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. “We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”
“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, Hamilton features Tony Award® winners Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Tony Award nominees Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jonathan Groff as King George; Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton; and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.
The cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and Ephraim Sykes.
Hamilton hits Disney+ on July 3.