If you’ve been conscious during 2017, then you’ll have heard the word Hamilton, and not just in relation to the British Formula One champion. Since making waves after opening Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical has been breaking box office records, making international headlines, and now, the first international production is set to open in London’s West End. But what is all the fuss about?
Hamilton Tickets London
The sensational Broadway musical Hamilton originated off-Broadway at the Public Theater and went on to transfer to Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre where it opened on 6 August 2015. Following unanimous critical praise, the musical became of the highest grossing shows on Broadway each week, playing to capacity houses and audiences full of celebrities, politicians and members of theatre royalty. The West End production opens in London, following the show's roll-out across America where it is now playing at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre and a Los Angeles production in preperation.
Featuring book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning creative behind the hit musical In The Heights, it is inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. With a diverse and eclectic original score that draws on hip-hop, RnB, rap and traditional Broadway, the musical has redefined our idea and concept of what musical theatre has the potential to be. Make sure you don't miss the London production of Hamilton that is set to reignite the West End.
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Hamilton in London
Begins previews 6 December 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
The first booking period for Hamilton Tickets opened on 30th January 2017. Tickets are now sold out, but a second booking period is expected to be announced in due course.
Hamilton will open at the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in Victoria in December 2017, with an official press opening on 21st December 2017. The theatre, which is undergoing extensive renovation, was home to the long running British musical Billy Elliot for 11 years and is one of two West End theatres situated in the redeveloped Victoria area. The building is preparing for the London production of Hamilton by introducing teaser signage to the front of the Victoria Palace Theatre, introducing the now iconic artwork to London audiences, commuters and visitors to the area. Tickets for the London production of Hamilton went on sale on 30th January 2017 and sold out within hours. A second booking period is expected to be announced soon.
Previews from 6 December 2017: £32.50, £47.50 or £79.50, Premium Tickets are £127.50
From 22 December 2017: £37.50, £57.50 or £89.50, Premium Tickets are £137.50 and £200
Daily Lottery Tickets are £10.00 – limit 2 per person
Weekly Lottery Tickets are £37.50 – limit 2 per person
First Booking period: 22 December 2017 to 30 June 2018
Tickets for the first booking period went on sale in January 2017. A second booking period is expected to be announced in due course.
During Priority Booking: 4 tickets per person, per booking period. General on-sale: 6 tickets per person, per booking period.
Tickets for Hamilton are on sale through the show's official website.
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Hamilton was nominated for a record breaking 16 Tony Awards at the 2016 ceremony, and won 11 awards including the top prize of Best Musical. The show won awards for: 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.) and Best Musical.
The musical won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making it the first musical to win the award since 2010 and the 9th musical to win the accolade since 1930.
Hamilton has also won 10 Lucille Lortel Awards including Best Musical; 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards; 8 Drama Desk Awards; a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Hamilton Cast and Creative Team
Drama school graduate Jamael Westman will take on the titular role of Alexander Hamilton, and Our House actor Michael Jibson will play King George. The full cast for the London premiere of Hamilton will feature Christine Allado (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Tarinn Callender (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) and Obioma Ugoala (George Washington).
The creative team includes direction by Thomas Kail, design by David Korins, lighting design by Howell Binkley, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
Hamilton is produced by The Public Theater, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, and Jill Furman.
Reviews for the West End production of Hamilton are yet to be published. Below is a selection of reviews from the Broadway production.
"Hamilton is a magnificent tapestry where all the elements of theatre are called upon to be their very best...The end result is something much more than the story of one man. It is the story of how we each create our destiny and our mark on the world. You leave the theater thinking about what you would like to do that you have not done. You leave the theatre filled with possibility."
Tulis McCall for New York Theatre Guide
"Hamilton makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.”
Ben Brantley for the New York Times
"With 'Hamilton' Broadway is officially the coolest place on the planet. And the smartest. And most exhilarating.”
Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'In the Heights' may have been a hit — but his 'Hamilton' is a phenomenon.”
Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post
"The greatest American musical in decades.”
David Cote for Time Out New York
Hamilton tells the story of the American founding father and scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. The musical follows him from bastard orphan to George Washington's right hand man and sees him journey from rebel to war hero. As he climbs up the political ladder we see how he goes from being a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy.
In the aftermath of the deceleration of independence Hamilton explores this political mastermind alongside real-life characters such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr. Together, a diverse company tell this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past using the sounds of the ever-changing nation America has become.
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Details for the Hamilton daily lottery have been announced ahead of the production beginning previews in the West End next week. Starting on Monday 4th December, tickets will be available for £10 via the Hamilton website and app for the show’s first preview performance on 6th December.
It’s December, and congrats, you’ve very nearly made it through 2017. While it may be a memorable one for all the wrong reasons in many respects, it’s been a blinder of a year when it comes to theatre in London, and shows no sign of stopping as the year draws to a close. We’ve rounded up the biggest and best shows opening in the capital this month, and thrown in a few festive productions for good measure. Dick Whittington Dick Whittington London Palladium
The London production of Hamilton has been forced to cancel two weeks of previews following the restoration of the Victoria Palace Theatre. The theatre, which is a listed building, has undergone a multi-million pound expansion and restoration in recent months, and Cameron Mackintosh, producer of Hamilton and the building’s owner, confirmed the work would not be completed in time.
The first international production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton has found its cast! Opening in London’s West End in December 2017, with previews from November, the principal casting has finally been announced. Making his West End debut, recent RADA graduate Jamael Westman will take on the title role of Alexander Hamilton. Westman has recently completed a run of The White Devil at Shakespeare’s Globe. He also appeared in Torn at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Richard Twyman.