Years after Lin-Manuel Miranda made waves with Hamilton, a Broadway reimagining of the Founding Fathers, tickets remain inaccessible for many. As a show featuring a largely POC cast, some have criticized how ticket prices shut out the same people it aimed to represent. And unfortunately, many also missed the original cast, including Miranda, on Broadway. Well, if you’ve tried and failed to get a ticket through the lottery system or if you just want to see it again, then we have some good news for you: A recording of the original cast will make its way to theaters in 2021.
Today, the Walt Disney Company, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller and Thomas Kail announced that they reached an agreement on worldwide distribution rights. In the United States and Canada, it will hit theaters on October 15, 2021. A press release describes the upcoming movie as a “live capture,” which is a mix of “live theater and film.”
“I fell in love with musical storytelling growing up with the legendary Howard Ashman-Alan Menken Disney collaborations – The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin,” Miranda said. “I’m so proud of what Tommy Kail has been able to capture in this filmed version of Hamilton – a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater. We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of Hamilton to the largest audience possible.”
So mark your calendars because it’s going to be a bit. 620 days to be exact.