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'Hamilton' is coming to movie theaters next year

Posted February 3, 2020 1:24 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2020 6:01 p.m. EST

( Andrew Cline)

— Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" is hitting the big screen.

Disney is bringing the hit musical, starring the original Broadway cast, to movie theaters on October 15, 2021. It's not an adaptation: It's a previously recorded "live capture" of the stage performance from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, where it first began.

Miranda announced the news on Twitter.

The original cast has a number of now well-known stars, including Miranda (as Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo.

The music in "Hamilton" blends rap, hip-hop, R&B and classic Broadway to tell the story of the Caribbean-born, French- and Scottish-heritaged Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers. It debuted in 2015 on Broadway to several sold-out performances and it's still playing, but with a different cast. There's also a touring version of he show.

"Hamilton" received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and has won 11 Tony Awards.

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