is finally here. The smash Broadway hit is now on your TV, desktop or phone, after weeks of hype. But if you’re a mega fan or newbie aching to watch the hip-hop musical, there may be one small hitch. Disney recently , which means you’ll need to watch Hamilton from a paid subscriber account (more details below).
If you’re still on the fence, you can read, or watch the trailer below to help make up your mind. Not sure why it’s so significant? .
The award-winning musical is hailed as a creative modern retelling of Alexander Hamilton’s journey to becoming a founding father of the US. Created by composer, playwright, performer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton won 11 Tony awards in 2016 and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
The Hamilton movie was recorded with the original 2016 Broadway cast, which consists mostly of Black, Latino and Asian American performers, including Miranda himself. Disney Plus’ release is notable in the current climate of and calls to reform everything from entrenched policing laws to the hiring and compensation practices of .
Aaron Burr and George Washington are among the characters on stage alongside the titular founding father. The show includes popular songs such as My Shot, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) and Wait for It — you can. Here’s how you can watch Hamilton when it becomes available on on Friday. Until then, you can below.
When does Hamilton start?
Hamilton began streaming on Disney Plus this Independence Day weekend, appropriately enough for a musical about the American Revolution, starting July 3 at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET). The movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, but was moved to an online showing as a result of theater closures during the .
Can I watch Hamilton online for free?
In order to watch Hamilton, you’ll need to have a Disney Plus subscription., so if you want to watch, you’ll need to choose one of the subscriptions below. Note that you can .
There are three basic ways to subscribe:
Once the movie becomes available on July 3, we expect it will be among the selections highlighted at the top of Disney…