HAMILTON, the Broadway musical, which won 11 Tony Awards last night including best musical, will have its London premiere in October 2017. The critically acclaimed musical has broken box office records on Broadway and has become a cultural sensation. HAMILTON will reopen the Victoria Palace Theatre, which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. From 12.00noon today, Monday 13 June you can register interest and sign up for priority booking at hamiltonthemusical.co.uk. Tickets will go on sale in November 2016.
“The support HAMILTON has received from our British fans has been incredible – I have been reminded of their love, which is just as our King George would want it to be! I’m thrilled the show will be shared with UK audiences starting in the fall of 2017 at the beautiful Victoria Palace Theatre,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Jeffrey Seller said, “HAMILTON” is pure joy and I can’t wait to share it with London audiences. I’m delighted to be partnering again with Cameron, from whom I’ve been learning my entire career. And we couldn’t have a better home than the Victoria Palace Theatre, which will be a Palace, indeed, after its current renovation.”
Cameron Mackintosh said, “Just occasionally in life the stars align as they have now, and I have the perfect theatre available for one of the most brilliant, original and entertaining musicals I have ever seen. The moment I saw Lin Manuel’s remarkable HAMILTON I knew that this was a musical with a phenomenal story and score which will be performed somewhere in the world as long as people want to go to the theatre. To be working with my friend Jeffrey Seller again is an added bonus. My major redevelopment of the Victoria Palace will bring new life to a much loved building and I have no doubt HAMILTON will do the same for the musical theatre“.
HAMILTON, now on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
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HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. HAMILTON’S score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
HAMILTON’S creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights, which is currently enjoying a very successful run at London’s Kings Cross Theatre.
HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh.
Costume Design of a Musical – Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design of a Musical – Howell Binkley
Featured Actress in a Musical – Renée Elise Goldsberry
Featured Actor in a Musical – Daveed Diggs
Original Score – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Direction of a Musical – Thomas Kail
Orchestrations – Alex Lacamoire
Book of a Musical – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Choreography- Andy Blankenbuehler
Leading Actor in a Musical – Leslie Odom, Jr.