“Wait for it.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s simple tweet Monday morning sent “Hamilton” fans into a speculation frenzy. And then the answer came 40 minutes later: “Hamilton” is coming to movie theaters everywhere.
Miranda confirmed that the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will hit the big screen Oct. 15, 2021. The film will be produced by Disney and feature the original Broadway cast.
“Hamilton” premiered on Broadway in 2015. What followed was a phenomenon. The musical that blends hip-hop and traditional show tunes went on to win 11 Tony Awards and increase youths’ interest in American history. Already, in its relatively short stage life, “Hamilton” has become one of the top-grossing Broadway musicals of all time.
“What I’m most excited about (is) you all have that friend that is like, ‘I saw it with the original cast.’ We’re stealing that brag from everyone because you’re all going to see it with the original cast,” Miranda told Variety. “We’re just trying to find the right time to do it.”
This is a big year for Miranda, as his other Broadway musical, “In the Heights,” is getting a big-screen adaptation and will hit theaters on June 26, 2020.
Miranda’s announcement Monday morning came just an hour after Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater revealed “Hamilton” will be returning for a monthlong engagement in December. The movie will give people who may not be able to afford or secure a ticket a chance to see the Broadway smash hit.
“(It’s) a live theatrical experience that feels just as immediate in your local movie theater, Miranda said. “We’re excited to partner with Disney to bring the original Broadway company of ‘Hamilton’ to the largest audience possible.”