Award-winning musical Hamilton is coming to Australia. It will open at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in March 2021, six years after debuting on Broadway in New York City in 2015. It’s since toured the US, and it opened on London’s West End in 2017.
The modern classic, which was written by composer, lyricist and actor Lin Manuel Miranda, has won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Grammy Award for best musical theatre album.
It follows the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, who was an immigrant from the West Indies. He worked closely with George Washington, became the US’s first treasury secretary and founded the New York Post and the US Coast Guard.
The story is told via a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap and R'n'B.
“Every producer of a successful Broadway musical dreams of bringing their show to Australia," said producer Jeffrey Sellers in a statement. “I can’t wait to bring this show to Sydney which, like New York City, was built on the shoulders of immigrants.”
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