So, Disney+ with one of the biggest announcements in the world of streaming. July 3 drop of Hamilton, a year ahead of schedule. Finally 1SO's pre-year placeholder rankings can be accurate.
It's an interesting decision. Obviously since it is based on filming the staged performances, the production cost is de minimus, but it still probably would have done quite good business at theatres. So it doesn't have the argument against pushing it to streaming that the big blockbusters do in terms of recouping costs but it is still a big opportunity cost. Still, imagine it will be a big thing to push sign-ups on the service, and comes at a time when the live stagings are cancelled for the foreseeable future so it is no longer rivalrous of itself.
I have eight tickets to a late-summer staging here in Denver (I already saw it in Minneapolis)...imagine they'll probably end up cancelled but if they don't I wonder if the availability of the streaming version will reduce my ability to get friends/acquaintances to pay for some of my tickets as originally planned, and certainly to sell on to strangers.