Riding high after winning 11 Tony awards last night, it has been confirmed that hit Broadway musical Hamilton will arrive in London in 2017.
The Broadway musical will arrive at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre (former home of Billy Elliot the Musical) from October 2017.
Hamilton will reopen the theatre, which is currently closed for extensive refurbishment, while those eager to book tickets are able to sign up for priority booking at: http://www.hamiltonthemusical.co.uk/ from today. Tickets will go on sale from November 2016.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the book, music and lyrics said of the news: “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.”
Meanwhile Cameron Mackintosh commented: “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.”
As well as winning 11 Tony awards – including Best Musical, Best Costume Design and Best score, Hamilton has broken box office records on Broadway and is proving immensely popular with audiences.
The production is directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
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.
The creative team behind Hamilton last collaborated on the 2008 Tony award winning In the Heights, which is currently running successfully at London’s King’s Cross Theatre.
Hamilton will open at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017, with cast yet to be confirmed. To sign up for priority booking visit: http://www.hamiltonthemusical.co.uk/.