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Get ready to raise a glass to freedom. Hamilton is going to drop directly on Disney+ in time to celebrate Independence Day.

Disney had intended to premiere the film next October in theaters and release it on Disney+ sometime after that. However, Disney is all about making magic happen, and some great tunes about the forefathers of the U.S. might just be what we all need during a worldwide pandemic. So instead, the Broadway blockbuster will head straight to streaming on July 3.

This version of the beloved musical was originally shot in 2016, meaning Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Daveed Diggs all star in it, along with the rest of the original cast. It features a “live capture” view of the Broadway production, a move which Disney says brings fans an intimate glimpse of the show — and you won’t even need to put on pants to watch it (you probably still should, though).

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As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.