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What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy) who have received a MBE and CBE respectively in the New Year Honours List. Not to forget The Lion King and Billy Elliot composer (and general superstar) Elton John who becomes a Companion of Honour.
We love it when understudies and alternates step into the main role. Now it's Karl Queensborough's time to take the lead on Alexander Hamilton and no one's taking away his shot. Full details announced for Hamilton's new West End cast as the show enters its third year.
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
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?!
Another Wednesday, another of our favourite HAMILTON videos! A couple of #HamiltonHumpDay's ago we shared the "Hamilton Polka", put together by the inimitable Weird Al Yankovic. We knew Lin-Manuel Miranda was super-psyched by it, and now all of the casts of Hamilton have been jamming out to the tune and released a video of all the fun...
WATCH: #HamiltonHumpDay - Jamael Westman & Giles Terera chat favourite moments & audience expectations
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...
It's Wednesday and you know what that means...it's #HamiltonHumpDay! This week, take 7 minutes out of your busy day and listen to the vocal tones of RANGE A Cappella in their HAMILTON mash-up...
Another week has passed and another #HamilDrop has, well...dropped! This #HamiltonHumpDay, get down to the beats of Mobb Deep who have released "Boom goes the Cannon", inspired by HAMILTON and the song "Right Hand Man"...
Can’t get a ticket for Hamilton, then why not pop along to the Menier for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody, opening on 24 July 2018. Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee also join the cast.
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.
It's #HamiltonHumpDay and this one is a beauty! Josh Castile is an actor best known for the recent Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING with a cast of deaf actors. He's currently playing Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in America and recently stopped by the ASL Cabaret to perform arguably the best song from HAMILTON - Satisfied...
WATCH: Back where it all began - Lin-Manuel Miranda debuts Hamilton at the White House in 2009 #HamiltonHumpDay
It is without a doubt one of the biggest shows ever written. HAMILTON feels like it's been around for decades but that's not actually the case. It all started in 2009, when writer Lin-Manuel Miranda took a risk and performed a version of what is now the opening of the show at the White House Poetry Jam. This #HamiltonHumpDay, take a look at the moment the worldwide phenomenon was born...
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.
WATCH: Hamilton himself Jamael Westman's ITV interview on how the show changed his life - #HamiltonHumpDay
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...
Can’t get tickets for Hamilton at the VP? It might just be easier to pop along to the UK premiere of spoof Spamilton, playing later on this year at the Menier from 24 July to 8 September 2018.
After picking up seven Oliviers (yes, SEVEN!!) this year, HAMILTON has yet again proven itself as one of the great shows of Musical Theatre history. With successful runs on both sides of the Atlantic and no sign of slowing down, we've decided to dedicate an entire segment to Lin Manuel's masterpiece for a modern generation. This week, your #HamiltonHumpDay video is "Elders React To Hamilton", where a group of older men and women are played footage on the show for the first time.
No one was going to rain on the parades of all the stars lining to walk the Red Carpet at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2018. So whether you want a chance to catch up with Patti LuPone or the cast of Hamilton – here’s your chance…
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...
Getting Olivier Awards withdrawal symptoms? How about a recap of some of the highlights on and offstage…
So it’s the morning after the night before and we are still thinking about some of the great musical performances from the Olivier Awards 2018 ceremony – The Girl From the North Country’s Sheila Atim and 42nd Street, to mention just two. Here’s a taste.
We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.