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Winner of 11 Tony Awards

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January 21 - February 9, 2020

The show is every bit as grand, electric, quiet, and transportive as its Broadway counterpart; in certain actors' cases, perhaps even more so!

Peter Debruge, The Los Angeles Times

Why See Hamilton?

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The Broadway Phenomenon

The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon has hit the road on its first ever 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-winning Cast Recording was the highest charting album of its kind since 1963!

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Dates

Opening night: 21 January 2020

Audience

Recommended for ages 12+

Run time

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

Cast

Joseph Morales as Alexander Hamilton
Ta'Rea Campbell as Angelica Schuyler
Shoba Narayan as Eliza Hamilton
Nyla Sostre as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
Marcus Choi as George Washington
Elijah Malcomb as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton
Fegie L. Philippe as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
Kyle Scatliffe as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
Jon Patrick Walker as King George
Nik Walker as Aaron Burr
Tia Altinay as Peggy Schuyler understudy 
Conroe Brooks as George Washington understudy
King David Jones as Marquis de Lafayette understudy
Nick Sanchez as Alexander Hamilton understudy
Nikisha Williams as Angelica Schuyler understudy

ENSEMBLE & SWING
Aaron J. Albano, Tia Altinay, Conroe Brooks, Cameron Burke, Eean S. Cochran, Phil Colgan, Desmon Sean Ellington, Hope Endrenyi, Lili Froehlich, Daniel Gaymon, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Jennie Harney-Fleming, Stephen Hernandez, Kristen Hoagland, Abby Jaros, Emily Jenda, King David Jones, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Taeko McCarroll, Tyler McKenzie, Justice Moore, Antuan Magic Raimone, Julian Ramos, Nick Sanchez, Jen Sese, Willie Smith III, Kyle Weiler and Nikisha Williams. 

Creative

Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow
Directed by Thomas Kail
Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler
Scenic Design by David Korins
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley

Awards

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

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Recipient of the prestigious 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

2016 Tony Award Wins

Best Musical
Best Book of A Musical - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Original Score - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Leslie Odom Jr.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Daveed Diggs
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewellbest
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Thomas Kail
Best Choreography - Andy Blackenbuehler
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

2016 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of A Musical - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Original Score - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Leslie Odom Jr.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Phillipa Soo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Jonathan Groff
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Christopher Jackson
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Daveed Diggs
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - David Korins
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewellbest
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Thomas Kail
Best Choreography - Andy Blackenbuehler
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire

DRAMA DESK AWARDS

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Thomas Kail
Outstanding Music - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Outstanding Lyrics - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda

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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 was inspired by his love for 90's rap and hip hop, and Broadway - it's in this mash-up that we experience music which moves by lyrics, beats

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