Hamilton will be available on Disney Plus starting July 3.

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If you’ve been wanting to see the wildly celebrated musical Hamilton, you’re in luck. It arrives on Disney Plus on July 3. The musical, by composer, playwright, performer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, won 11 Tony awards in 2016 as well as the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It’s hailed as a creative modern retelling of Alexander Hamilton’s journey to becoming a founding father of the US. 

The hip-hop musical was recorded with the original 2016 Broadway cast, which consists mostly of black performers — notable in the current landscape of protests against systematic racial injustice and calls to reform everything from entrenched policing laws to the hiring and compensation practices of corporate America

In addition to the titular Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and George Washington are among the characters onstage. The show includes popular songs like My Shot, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) and Wait for It — you can stream the album free on Spotify. Here’s how you can watch the Hamilton musical when it becomes available on Disney Plus next month.

When does Hamilton start?

You can start streaming Hamilton on Disney Plus July 3. The musical was originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021 but was moved to an online showing as a result of theater closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can I watch Hamilton online for free?

In order to watch Hamilton, you’ll need to have a Disney Plus subscription. Disney Plus has ended its free trials for new subscribers, so if you want to watch, you’ll need to choose one of the subscriptions below. Note that you can cancel at any time.

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 Plus. If not, you can search for it by selecting the magnifying glass icon.


Watch Hamilton from your TV or phone.

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Can I download Hamilton to watch offline?

Disney Plus lets you download all of its shows and movies to watch offline. Subscribers should be able to also download Hamilton for offline viewing.

What’s the big deal?

Since Broadway performances of the show are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus, the only way fans will be able to watch the award-winning musical is on Disney Plus. Tickets to see a live performance of Hamilton, which has often sold out in theaters across the country, range from $149 and up.

Will Hamilton’s explicit language be censored?

Because Disney Plus is billed as a family-friendly streaming service, there’s been concern that Hamilton’s language and content could be censored, specifically songs containing the F-word and more romantically vivid scenes.

At this time, Disney hasn’t announced whether it will censor cuss words, remove sexual content from the musical, provide a warning or run the film in its entirety.

This story updates often with new information.

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