Disney Acquires Hamilton In $75 Million Deal

Written by: Rachel Goodman – February 4th, 2020 11:00am pst

We’ve all been young and hungry and yearning hopelessly to see the original cast perform Hamilton! Relatively few of us have had the opportunity. But fear not, if you still haven’t had a a chance to attend the universally adored musical, because it’s coming to Disney! The movement has spoken, and we’re all getting exactly what we wished for.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and original actor in the titular role of Hamilton, tweeted recently that Disney would be presenting a filmed production of Hamilton. But that’s not even the biggest news.

The entire original cast is set to return, performing the show at the very first Broadway theatre where the Hamilton phenomenon began, the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

In his tweet, Miranda didn’t mention the $75 million deal Disney paid to acquire the show, beating out all other Hamilton suitors. I feel the doo-wops of “Helpless” starting, since clearly Disney was helplessly smitten the same way we all were.

According to Deadline, Miranda has spoken out about saving people $500 per seat by filming a staged production of the musical. If you could get a seat at all, people were paying well above that $500 range, making Hamilton’s new home with Disney+ one of the most miraculous pieces of news any of us HamiNerds could ever receive.

“@Lin_Manuel You do realize that many of us could not get tickets,” a fan wrote in response on Twitter. “Grateful this is coming and so happy it is with you and the original cast!”

Another fan responded to her by saying, “Lordy, I just dropped. Can you get it to us sooner though… I am 65 already.”

While someone else sent a tweet thanking the cast for filming while he attended the actual show.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait too much longer, in the grand scheme of things. Hamilton releases on Disney+ on October 15th, 2021. Until then, be sure to check out the original cast recording of the Broadway show on Spotify.

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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