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Disney to make filmed version of ‘Hamilton’ streamable in July

"Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda (center) took his final performance curtain call at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York in July 2016.
"Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda (center) took his final performance curtain call at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York in July 2016.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/file

NEW YORK — This July Fourth holiday, you’ll be able to see the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton” perform the musical smash about a Founding Father from the comfort of your couch.

The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will put the live capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s show on Disney TV Plus starting on July 3. It had been slated to be in movie theaters in October 2021.

“I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it,” Miranda said in a statement.

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The groundbreaking, biographical hip-hop show about the life of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards and made numerous tours.

The film was made at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016, and stars all of the original Tony Award winners — Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; and Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr. The filmed version is directed by the show’s director, Tommy Kail.