Why See Hamilton?
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The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon is hitting the road on its first national tour. Written by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a true landmark of American culture, tearing up the musical theatre rulebook with a score that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., and a cast of ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the Founding Fathers. The story centers on Alexander Hamilton, one of our most important (and colorful) characters, who rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today.
Hamilton made its New York debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015, where it was met with universal acclaim and was extended three times due to public demand. It lost none of its potency in the subsequent Broadway transfer, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times writing it was "changing the language of musicals". President Obama himself deemed it good enough for not one but two visits. In 2016, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and scooped 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and many more! In 2018, it swept up the Olivier Awards bagging seven of their recording breaking 11 nominations, including Best New Musical.
WHAT IS HAMILTON ABOUT?
One of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton's story is an extraordinary one. Born out of wedlock in the West Indies, and orphaned by the time he was 11, he arrived in New Jersey in 1772 to begin his grammar school education. From there he played a major role in the American revolutionary war, rising through the ranks to become an aide to George Washington. But that was only the beginning of the great man's story, with the proceeding chapters in his life taking in everything from sex scandals, fatal duels and the creation of the American Constitution.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hamilton didn't just conquer the stage, it took over the airwaves too! Its Grammy nominated Cast Recording was the highest charting album of its kind since 1963!
Opening night: 1 December 2020
Recommended for ages 12+
Two hours and 30 minutes, including intermission
And before you stop reading
VIP: Images are taken from various touring and local productions and so may not reflect the casting for this production.
Cast and Creative
Michael Luwoye as Alexander Hamilton
Joshua Henry as Aaron Burr
Rory O'Malley as King George
Ruben J. Carbajal as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton
Jordan Donica as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
Amber Iman as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
Isaiah Johnson as George Washington
Solea Pfeiffer as Eliza Hamilton
Emmy Raver-Lampman as Angelica Schuyler
Mathenee Treco as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
Ensemble: Ryan Alvarado, Raymond Baynard, Amanda Braun, Daniel Ching, Karli Dinardo, Jeffery Duffy, Jennifer Geller, Jacob Guzman, Julia Harriman, Afra Hines, Sabrina Imamura, Lauren Kias, Yvette Lu, Desmond Newson, Desmond Nunn, Josh Andres Rivera, Raven Thomas, Ryan Vasquez, Keenan D. Washington and Andrew Wojtal.
Olivier Awards 2018 - Wins
Best Actor in Supporting Role - Michael Jibson
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Award for Best Lighting Design - Howell Binkley
Best Sound Design - Nevin Steinberg
Best New Musical - Hamilton
Best Actor in a Musical - Giles Terera
Best Theatre Choreographer - Andy Blanken Buehler
What we thought
Brilliant engrossing UNFORGETTABLE
This is theatre at its best!
This is what our reviewer, Nicola Quinn, had to say when she saw Hamilton on Broadway in 2015: Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the book, music and lyrics for Hamilton, inspired by his love for 90's rap and hip hop, and the classic musical scores of BroRead full review
What you thought
39 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)
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