Rise Up! We all knew that Lin Manuel Miranda made sure to film the smash hit Broadway show with the original cast last year but we did not know how or when it would be available for fan consumption, until now.
Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeffrey Seller, and Thomas Kail have announced an agreement for the worldwide distribution rights that will bring the 11-time-Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical Hamilton to theaters. The film will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on Oct. 15, 2021.
The original Broadway cast appearing in the film include 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.
I for one have already saved the date on my calendar.