Hamilton at Sydney Lyric Theatre
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is one of the United States’ great cultural touchstones of the past 10 years. Premiering off-broadway at the Public Theater in early 2015, it went on to receive a record-breaking 16 nominations at the 2016 Tonys and won 11 awards that year, including Best Musical. It also received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2016 Grammy for Beat Musical Theatre Album.
Hamilton tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton through modern musical forms such as hip-hop, jazz and R&B. Since its debut, the musical has had a profound impact on the country’s culture, politics and education.
Now, Hamilton is coming to Australia, premiering at Sydney Lyric Theatre on March 17. The show will bring to local shores Miranda’s music and lyrics, Thomas Kail’s direction, Andy Blankenbuehler’s choreography and Alex Lacamoire’s orchestration, but with an all-new Australian cast led by Jason Arrow as Hamilton, with Lyndon Watts in the role of Aaron Burr, Chloe Zuel as Eliza Hamilton, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler and Matu Ngaropo as George Washington.
Now is your chance to see a new canon of modern day pop culture. Book tickets.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Destination NSW and City of Sydney.