The film was shot on the stage of The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in 2016. It was originally scheduled to be released on October 15, 2021, according to Disney and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who tweeted the news back in February. It is not known why the release date has been moved up and ifhas been a factor.
Miranda tweeted the trailer on Sunday, with the words “May you always be happy” — a reference to the song “Happy” from the musical.
Hamilton, which opened in 2015, and won 11 Tony Awards, is still one of the most critically acclaimed shows ever staged, and one of the most difficult tickets to get. The show, a hip-hop stage of the biography of the founding father Alexander Hamilton, has a wide cast of performers.