The stage production Hamilton has been the hottest ticket on Broadway since it debuted in 2015, with many fans trying to secure seats to watch the hit musical.
But when the coronavirus pandemic hit the globe this year, the famed New York theatre district was forced to turn off its lights — and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton was suspended until at least September 2020.
Well now, thanks to the magic of streaming, fans won’t need to track down those elusive tickets, or wait until September to watch the musical, because a recording of the production will be available to stream in Australia on Disney Plus from July 3.
Grab the popcorn because here’s everything you need to know about watching Hamilton from the comfort of your own home.
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Can I watch Hamilton in Australia on Disney Plus?
Yes. A recording of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, will be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus in Australia and New Zealand.
Has Disney Plus confirmed a release date for Hamilton in Australia?
Disney has brought forward the theatrical release date of its recording of Hamilton by more than a year. Originally planned for an October 2021 release, Hamilton will now be released on July 3, 2020, exclusively on Disney Plus.
A spokesperson confirms to 9Honey Celebrity that the musical will be available to stream from 5pm on Friday, July 3.
How long will Hamilton be available to stream on Disney Plus in Australia?
Hamilton will remain on Disney Plus until well after the July 3 premiere date until further notice, confirms the Disney Plus spokesperson.
Is there a Hamilton trailer for Disney Plus?
Disney Plus released a trailer for Hamilton on June 21 in anticipation for the musical’s premiere on July 3. The show’s lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, also shared a trailer on his Twitter account.
“July 3 on @disneyplus, #Hamilfilm. May you always be satisfied…,” he tweeted on June 22 (US time).
Who will be in the Hamilton Disney Plus cast?
The Disney Plus version of the musical will feature the original Broadway cast. Tony Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton, alongside Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, who all appeared on the show when it debuted on Broadway in 2015.
How does the Disney Plus version differ from the Broadway version of Hamilton?
The version to be streamed on Disney Plus does not differ from the onstage production. Unlike Broadway film adaptations such as Les Misérables and Cats, Disney Plus will air a professionally filmed version of Hamilton using footage from recordings captured over three live Broadway performances back in 2016.
What is Hamilton about?
The musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, who rose from orphaned outsider to US President George Washington’s right-hand man.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the script, music and lyrics, was inspired by Ron Chernow’s prize-winning biography, Alexander Hamilton. It was through rap and hip-hop that Miranda was able to recount the scandal, blackmail, death and revolution that took place in America’s history, turning the book into the hip-hop theatrical phenomenon the world has come to know and love.
Is Disney Plus going to censor Hamilton?
Lin-Manuel Miranda told fans on June 23 that the Disney Plus offering will be almost identical to the Broadway show, except some swear words would be edited out.
“LANGUAGE! 1. On July 3, you’re getting the whole show, every note & scene, & a 1-minute countdown clock during intermission (bathroom!)
2. But MPAA has a hard rule about language: more than 1 utterance of “F—” is an automatic R rating. We have 3 “F—s” in our show. So… I literally gave two f—s so the kids could see it: 1. In Yorktown, there’s a mute over “I get the f— back up again.” 2. “Southern *record scratch*kin’ Democratic Republicans.” You can sing whatEVER you like at home (even sync up the album)! Love you. Enjoy.”