As HAMILTON goes into its second year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, some performers are staying put – including Jamael Westman in the lead role – while another original cast member, Sifiso Mazibuko, has won the vital part of Aaron Burr. New to the room where it happens are Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler, Dom Hartley-Harris as George Washington, Jon Robyns as King George & alternate Hamilton Karl Queensborough. Could all this swapping around give us the perfect excuse to see the show again?!
Hamilton’s a scrappy young immigrant, who defies all expectations to become one of America’s most important political figures. However, we probably didn’t take in every single historical reference the show has to offer. Here are 5 Hamilton one-liners with a secret meaning.
As the hours count down to HAMILTON's opening night, we've rounded up some of the best news stories about this fantastic show and how it really is changing the face of musical theatre. From the realisation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic vision to the racial politics of its casting, there's even room for a light-hearted look at cast members' favourite lyrics and our very own 'spy in the stalls' report of the first preview. Find out more about HAMILTON here.
HAMILTON is more than just a musical. As the West End premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 11-time Tony Award-winning blockbuster raises interest further, learn more about the man behind the rap with this short extract from the newly released Alexander Hamilton: An Illustrated Biography by noted Hamilton scholar Richard Sylla. And be sure to enter our competition to win a copy too!
Not got your tickets for HAMILTON yet? Well you've not thrown away your shot as producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh today confirm plans for the HAMILTON West End £10 daily Lottery which will open on Monday 4 December 2017 for the show’s first performance on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
We've been waiting for what seems like forever, but we can now finally announce that Jamael Westman will be the UK's first Hamilton! He'll be joined by Michael Jibson as King George and a whole host of #StageFaves previously announced. We cannot wait until November! Our excitement is truly starting to RISE UP!!