Tickets for the Australian premiere of HAMILTON will go on sale to the general public today at 9am (AEST) Tuesday 1 September 2020 via Ticketmaster.
HAMILTON makes its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, in a new production beginning 17 March 2021. Final casting for the Australian company is underway with an announcement to be made later in the year.
Hamilton’s Australian Producer, Michael Cassel, said: “Planning for the Australian production started almost five years ago and although this year has presented us with unique challenges, we are absolutely committed to opening Hamilton in March next year. Casting for the Australian company is almost finalised, the set is being built and fabric for the costumes has been sourced. We can’t wait to get into the theatre next March and for Sydney audiences to see it.”
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres, said: “We are incredibly excited to be welcoming Hamilton to the stage when it opens in Sydney in March 2021. The NSW Government is proud to be supporting a musical of this high calibre because we know of the many cultural, social and economic benefits it will deliver to our state. While this year has been immensely difficult and challenging, the Australian premiere of Hamilton in Sydney gives us something we can all look forward to.”
HAMILTON premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and audience acclaim. The show has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.
With 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 acclaimed biography.
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights.
Scenic design is by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.
A filmed version of the original Broadway cast was released on Disney+ on 3rd July 2020.
The Australian production of HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.
The Australian premiere of HAMILTON is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.