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Disney Moves ‘Hamilton’ Film to Stream More Than a Year Early

"Hamilton" performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City in 2016.
"Hamilton" performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City in 2016.Photographer: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

“Hamilton” fans will be in the Room Where It Happens a lot sooner than they thought.

Walt Disney Co. is putting a filmed version of the popular Broadway musical on its Disney+ streaming service July 3, jumping it forward by more than a year to feed the coronavirus-era hunger for fresh entertainment at home.