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20 Nov
2018

Actress Rosalie Craig and director Marianne Elliott celebrated their wins at the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, while Best Musical went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical and leading man Jamael Westman received the Emerging Talent Award

28 Sep
2018

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?!

18 Jul
2018

There's no denying HAMILTON has excited audiences this side of the Atlantic just as much as back home on Broadway. Our original West End Hamilton and Burr Jamael Westman and Giles Terera sat down to chat about what makes the show so special, the buzz of excitement they get from the audience and little moments they're still discovering months into the run...

31 May
2018

If there were ever any doubts that UK audiences wouldn’t embrace Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking, award-winning musical HAMILTON they are quickly disappearing as another new booking period for the London production goes on sale on 4 June 2018 and the run extends to 30 March 2019.

16 May
2018

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 However, we probably didn’t take in every single historical reference the show has to offer.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.

09 May
2018

He's smashing every expectation on the West End and now he's the face of HAMILTON on TV. Jamael Westman spoke to Phil and Holly on This Morning about the show and his journey to portraying founding father Alexander Hamilton...

09 Apr
2018

The West End production of Hamilton may not have swept the board at the Olivier Awards 2018, but the show still dominated with a haul of seven. And of course the cast opened the ceremony – in style...

Could HAMILTON win as many Oliviers as it has Tony Awards? To add to its 11 Tony wins, Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster dominates the Olivier Awards shortlists, announced today, with a record-breaking 13 nominations. Who else has got a shot in the musical categories? Full list of musical contenders and the live announcements, by Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke, here...

24 Feb
2018

When the casting of Freddie Flintoff in the current tour of Fat Friends the Musical was announced, there was a wide range of views and opinions from the public, as well as the theatre world. Mainly, people were complaining that it was an insult to theatre and to those who are studying and training in the Arts.

31 Jan
2018

It was clear to see that musical theatre dominated the 2017 Critics Circle Awards. The ceremony was live-streamed and all of the speeches are still online. We've rounded up all of the winners related to Musical Theatre so you can see what it was like to be there in the room where it happened...

29 Jan
2018

Desperate to see the HOTTEST show around right now? Here, guest blogger Rochelle Bisson runs down the nine ways you can get yourself in the Room Where It Happens with the release this week of the next batch of HAMILTON tickets...

December 21st may be the shortest day of the year but the stars were aligned and shining brightly for the fantastic opening night of HAMILTON in London! And as soon as the show finished the rapturous reviews started pouring in! Still on a HAMILTON high we’ve rounded up our top 15 tweets from the big night!

21 Dec
2017

The wait is over! HAMILTON officially got its London premiere tonight (21 December 2017) at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. We're rounding up the reviews as they come in. Do Brits get it? Here's what critics are saying so far...

21 Dec
2017

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!

07 Dec
2017

We just couldn't wait. We sent a little spy in the stalls for the first preview of the West End premiere of Broadway blockbuster HAMILTON. Catch up on his tweet thoughts and pics here. Have you got your tickets yet? How long do you have to wait?

01 Dec
2017

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.

27 Nov
2017

The West End cast of HAMILTON has at last moved into the room where it happens, aka the beautifully refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre! Previews now start from 6 December 2017 and we just can’t wait for it. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our 10 top cast tweets from technical rehearsals to keep us going!

02 Nov
2017

It's one of the most hotly anticipated West End openings this decade and now the process of re-booking seats due to the delayed opening is done, the producers of HAMILTON have announced a further release of tickets for the first booking period of the show...

08 Sep
2017

You'll have to wait just a tad longer to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster HAMILTON in London. Performances will now start two weeks later than previously announced due to major, ongoing building work in and around the Victoria Palace Theatre. The press night - now on 21 December 2017 - will be the ultimate Christmas present, though!

16 Jun
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!!