It’s been announced today that the Australian production of smash-hit musical Hamilton will reopen at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in October. Tickets have been released for performances from October 19, with NSW expected to reopen on October 18 given current vaccination rates.
Tickets for the show’s final few months in Sydney – from December 21 to February 27 – will be released this Friday.
“The anticipation of opening Hamilton last March will be matched by our excitement in bringing Hamilton back this October,” said producer Jeffrey Seller in a statement. “Thank you, citizens of New South Wales, for your patience and your participation in the vaccination campaign which has made our return possible.”
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The production of the Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will adhere to public health order restrictions once they’re made available. Anyone who already has tickets will be contacted by Sydney Lyric Theatre with the new guidelines, and those buying tickets for future performances will have to agree to the conditions of entry.
Hamilton made its Australian debut in March this year, with Jason Arrow as the titular character, Alexander Hamilton. Blending hip-hop, jazz, R’n’B and showtunes, it was a game-changer upon its Broadway premiere in 2015 and put its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the world map.
Following the life of the lesser-known founding father Hamilton – who was the US’s first Treasury secretary and established the country’s first mint, the National Coast Guard and the New York Evening Post – it’s captivated audiences.
“The story shows how flawed the founding fathers were, that they were truly experimenting as they went; there was no guarantee they were going to win the war against the British empire, no guarantee that democracy as a concept was going to work,” Alex Lacamoire, Manuel Miranda’s collaborator, who’s responsible for the show’s musical supervision and orchestration, told Broadsheet in March.
After the season in Sydney ends, the production will begin in Melbourne on March 16, 2022.
Sydney’s Hamilton season will restart on October 19, dependent on restrictions lifting. Buy tickets here.