Fans are swooning over 'Hamilton' on Disney Plus as Broadway announces it won't open again until 2021

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The "Hamilton" musical was released on Disney+ on July 3.
The "Hamilton" musical was released on Disney+ on July 3.

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  • The "Hamilton" movie was released on Disney Plus on July 3, 2020, over a year ahead of schedule.

  • Fans are praising the recording of the original cast on social media less than a day after its release.

  • Excitement over the the "Hamilton" movie comes as Broadway announced its doors would remain closed through January 2021.

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Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" can finally say they're in the room where it happened.

The "Hamilton" movie was released on Disney+ on Friday. The film is a recording of the live show filmed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016, featuring the original cast of the Tony-award-winning production.

The movie was originally supposed to be released in October 2021, but it was moved up as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The musical documents the American Revolution and the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and the film version provides a more intimate look at the production through close-up views of the actors.

The "Hamilmovie," as it's fondly called on Twitter, is almost exactly like the live productions of the musical, though it has been censored for the streaming platform to make it more suitable for children, according to Miranda.

Less than 24 hours after it was released for streaming, fans of "Hamilton" are already singing the film's praises on Twitter.

In fact, Hamilton was the number one trending topic on Twitter at the time of writing.

Watching the production was the first order of business on July 3 for many.

Others took to social media to share their feelings on the production.

Some fans are even seeing the show for the first time, as productions of the musical were notoriously hard to get tickets for, making the experience extra special.

And for others, watching the production made them miss actually attending live productions even more.

On June 29, Broadway announced it would be closed through January 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The theaters went dark in March as the virus spread throughout New York, and Broadway has had to continually push back its reopening as the country struggles to handle the pandemic.

Broadway lovers will be able to watch the "Hamilton" movie whenever they want as they wait for live productions to start again. You can stream the film on Disney+ here.

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