The Silver Linings Of Life
Joyous news came on the Broadway front today concerning “Hamilton, The Musical”, “Good Morning America” announced today that the live production that was filmed and set to be released originally on October 15, 2021, will now see itself on Disney+ a year and 3 months and change earlier than planned, it will come this 4th of July weekend when the country needs it most due to COVID19 this year on July 3, with Disney paying $75 million for the worldwide rights, reports Deadline.
As we see it now, the shutdown of Broadway has been stretched to June 7, with no word so far on whether it will extend beyond that date or not, theaters across the U.S. and in the U.K. have lost revenue since no live performances are taking place, so live-streaming and early releases are now the next best thing for the theater industry to recoup some loss of money.
Way early in the pandemic, just a few hours after the World Health Organization declared COVID19 a pandemic, Daniel plus Lauren made a big push for Broadway shows to go livestream, which then lead to DpL suggesting movies, and even filmed performances of Broadway shows go livestream to recoup lost money, and then some for the future, even on places like Disney+.
Lin Manuel-Miranda’s other project, “In The Heights”, will not see a livestream release anytime soon, the Jon M. Chu directed and Warner Bros. studio film will stay in movie theaters, and not be released until June 18, 2021, 51 weeks later after its original release date of June 26, 2020.