At the end of May, the cultural phenomenon HAMILTON made its New Zealand premiere at Auckland’s Spark Arena, kicking off the productions’ first international tour, produced by Michael Cassel Group.
HAMILTON transformed Spark Arena into an incredible theatre setting, hosting thousands of fans and new theatregoers alike each night, and marking a very special homecoming for New Zealand and Pasifika members of the Australian HAMILTON company.
The strictly limited two-week Auckland season marked the first stop on HAMILTON’s first ever international tour. Following its premiere season in Auckland, HAMILTON will make its Asian Premiere in the Philippines, where it arrives to The Theatre at Solaire in Manila this September. The award-winning musical then lands in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena in January 2024.
The tour comes after two years of performances to raucous houses across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The ground-breaking musical was performed for Australian audiences one last time on 23 April 2023 at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre, QPAC.
The Brisbane season, which opened in January, marked HAMILTON’s last stop in Australia, but it also marked an unforgettable first. HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda travelled to visit the Australian company for the first time. The energy and enthusiasm from audiences and the HAMILTON company was palpable as Lin-Manuel witnessed the Australian production and joined the cast on stage following the performance.
Lin-Manuel’s Australian visit included an insightful Q&A with journalist and self-proclaimed #Hamilfan, Leigh Sales. Over 30,000 applicants entered to win the chance to attend the Q&A in-person, with lucky winning entrants filling out QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in March. Filmed by the ABC, In the Room: Leigh Sales with Lin-Manuel Miranda aired on ABC TV, ABC iview and is now available to watch internationally on YouTube below.
Thank you, Australia, for your ongoing and generous support of HAMILTON in this country. The passion and dedication on display each and every day from our #Hamilfans is unmatched, and we look forward to introducing HAMILTON to new audiences in the Philippines, Abu Dhabi and beyond!
HAMILTON International Tour
The Theatre at Solaire
1 Asean Avenue, Entertainment City, Tambo, Paranaque City, 1701
Playing from 17 September 2023
Yas Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Playing from 17 January 2024