Hamilton sets sail for London

This article is from 2016.

Hamilton sets sail for London

Pulitzer winning hip-hop musical heads to the West End from late 2017

Are you willing to wait for it? Broadway's Hamilton is coming to London…but not until 2017.

The internet-breaking hip-hop musical about America's founding father and the face of the ten dollar bill, Alexander Hamilton, is finally coming to London. The show is being produced by Cameron Mackintosh (who's previously helmed Les Miserables, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera) and is set to open in the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre.

Hamilton has only been on in New York so far, but the show has become a worldwide sensation thanks to its amazing soundtrack which mixes rap, hip hop and a traditional musical score, the excellent shenanigans of its cast (check out #Ham4Ham for behind the scenes hilarity) and the choice to cast almost entirely actors of colour in the principal roles. This weekend sees the annual Tony Awards take place in New York and Hamilton has an impressive 16 nominations, including Best Play, Best Book and Best Score.

Creator and star of Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, expressed excitement at a British production when speaking to LondonTheatre.co.uk, given that the British don't exactly get a positive portrayal throughout the show. 'We really take the piss out of King George,' he said, 'so I can't wait to see how that plays!'

The question on every fan's mind will be whether the original cast (some of whom have already moved on) will travel across to star in the London version, especially following rumours of Miranda's imminent departure from the show.

Hamiltonthemusical.co.uk will go live Mon 13 Jun at noon, with more information on dates and how to book.

Hamilton

  • Directed by: Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail
  • Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda (music & lyrics)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers, who served as chief staff aide to General George Washington and was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. Directed by Thomas Kail.

Victoria Palace Theatre, London SW1E

Tue 21 Nov

£32.50–£79.50 preview, phone for availability, next block of tickets on sale autumn 2017; £37.50–£89.50 phone for availability, next block of… / 0844 248 5000

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Nov

£32.50–£79.50 preview, phone for availability, next block of tickets on sale autumn 2017; £37.50–£89.50 phone for availability, next block of… / 0844 248 5000

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Nov

£32.50–£79.50 preview, phone for availability, next block of tickets on sale autumn 2017; £37.50–£89.50 phone for availability, next block of… / 0844 248 5000

  • 19:30
…and 187 more dates until 30 Jun 2018

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