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Hamilton officially announces West End production
The 11-time Tony Award winning musical Hamilton has now officially announced that it will open in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre in Victoria in October 2017, reopening the venue following a multi-million pound rebuild.
The musical, which last night won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director, is one of the most successful musicals of all time, breaking numerous box office records on Broadway and becoming a cultural sensation.
Featuring Book, Music, and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical is inspired by 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America.
Originally produced by the Public Theater in New York, the West End production will be produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh.
Speaking of the London transfer, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda 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."
British theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement to the press: "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. My major redevelopment of the Victoria Palace will bring new life to a much loved building and I have no doubt Hamilton will do the same for the musical theatre".
Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.
Synopsis: "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. Hamilton's score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway - the story of America then, as told by America now."
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