Sooooo.... we still don't know exactly when HAMILTON will make its West End premiere - beyond "at the end of 2017" at the Victoria Palace - but we do now know that tickets will go on sale in January. How many New Year's Resolutions lists will including "see Hamilton", we wonder...
As previously announced, HAMILTON, the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Broadway musical will open at the end of 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London which is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment. The producers are delighted to be able to confirm that tickets for the London production of HAMILTON, will go on sale in January 2017. Previews commence in November 2017. Full details of prices, booking information and performance schedule will be announced in January 2017.
People who have registered for the priority on-sale will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from 16 January 2017 ahead of the general on-sale on 30 January 2017. Registration for priority on sale is still open until 31 October 2016 at hamiltonthemusical.co.uk.
Cameron Mackintosh said:
“Jeffrey Seller and I are delighted to announce the on sale dates next January for tickets to Lin-Manuel’s eagerly awaited London production of HAMILTON. We have already started the casting process and are very excited by the tremendous diverse talents that we are already seeing for the production which opens at the Victoria Palace in just over a year’s time, December 2017.
The recently acquired Victoria Palace Theatre is currently in the process of a major renovation and expansion that will bring it into the 21st century so that it can offer the public the same mix of glamour and comfort enjoyed by my other West End theatres.
I couldn’t be more thrilled that the brilliant HAMILTON, already acclaimed as one of the landmark musicals of the 21st century, is going to relaunch the much-loved theatre on its next 100 years.”
Winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, HAMILTON has smashed box office records on Broadway and has become a cultural sensation.
HAMILTON, currently playing on Broadway at The Richard Rodgers Theatre and in Chicago has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
HAMILTON‘s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights, which is currently enjoying a very successful run at London’s Kings Cross Theatre. HAMILTON is produced in London by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh.