Ever since the start of the coronavirus, Broadway has remained shut, and 42nd Street will most likely stay closed until the end of the summer if not longer. However, a trailer for the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” was released last night by Disney+ ahead of the July 3rd premiere. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the show and starred in the original production, also tweeted the trailer with the caption “May you always be satisfied…”, in reference to the song “Satisfied” from the musical. The new #Hamilfilm will stream only on Disney+ and was originally shot onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016.

Scene from HamiltonStill courtesy Disney+

“An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of ‘Hamilton’ combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience,” the film’s media kit said.

The film’s earlier-than-expected release date of July 3rd shocked many excited viewers, as the film’s previous release date was October 15, 2021. The musical blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway to retell the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. The musical has won 11 Tony Awards, a GRAMMY Award, an Olivier Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Thomas Kail directed the musical, and since its 2015 premiere, it has become one of the most successful Broadway shows in history.

Lin Manuel Miranda and cast in HamiltonStill courtesy Disney+

The film’s cast consists of Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.

Jasmine Cepha Jones as Maria ReynoldsStill courtesy Disney+

“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,” Miranda said in a statement. “I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney Plus for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4 weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down. 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.”

Next, check out our guide to the real-life locations seen in Hamilton.

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