The award winning musical ‘Hamilton’ is finally coming to Australia

Hamilton will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in a new production beginning March 2021. Producers Jeffrey Seller and Michael Cassel together with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, joined NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian in announcing the much-anticipated production today.

Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda thanked Australian audiences for their patience, the Broadway smash hit opened in 2015 and has already had successful runs around the world.

“Thank you to everyone in Australia who’s been asking for Hamilton. It’s on its way and we can’t wait.” Mirada said.

The show’s producer Jeffrey Seller said they were excited to finally be coming to Australia.  “Every producer of a successful Broadway musical dreams of bringing their show to Australia. I can’t wait to bring this show to Sydney which, like New York City, was built on the shoulders of immigrants.”

Australian Producer Michael Cassel said he had dreamed of being the production down under from the moment he first saw the show.

“The moment I saw Lin-Manuel’s remarkable Hamilton I wanted to share it with Australian audiences. This is musical theatre at its most innovative, original and transformative best.” Cassel said.

Hamilton has won a stack of awards since it first debuted, including 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. It is also currently playing in San Francisco, Chicago, on tour in the US and in London’s West End, where it opened in December 2017 winning seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

The musical 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.

Featuring book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

The creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award winning Best Musical In the Heights. Details about who will be appearing in the Australian version will be released next month.

OIP Staff


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