Feb 3, 2020 - Economy & Business

Disney to release film version of "Hamilton" with original cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda performing onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda performing onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Disney announced Monday that it will release a film version of the Tony-winning musical "Hamilton" featuring the original Broadway cast and filmed onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

Why it matters: Obtaining the rights to the movie, set for release Oct. 15, 2021, is a huge coup for Disney — which topped $10 billion in box office sales last year — and allows a stage show that still fetches eye-watering ticket prices to be seen around the world.

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