Hamilton To Transfer From Broadway To West End %7C Group Theatre News

Broadway musical Hamilton will make its UK premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London next year – signifying the theatre’s reopening.

The musical, which has broken box office records in the US and also been awarded 11 Tony Awards, will make its UK debut in October 2017.

It will be staged at the Victoria Palace Theatre, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The musical tells 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.

The show features a varied score, blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and typical broadway music, and brings together the same creative team that previously collaborated on In the Heights.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show, commented, “The support Hamilton has received from our British fans has been incredible – I have been reminded of their love, which is just as our King George would want it to be!

“I’m thrilled the show will be shared with UK audiences starting in the fall of 2017 at the beautiful Victoria Palace Theatre.”

Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.

It is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

Theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh, added, “The moment I saw Lin Manuel’s remarkable Hamilton I knew that this was a musical with a phenomenal story and score which will be performed somewhere in the world as long as people want to go to the theatre.

“To be working with my friend Jeffery Seller again is an added bonus. My major redevelopment of the Victoria Palace will bring new life to a much loved building and I have no doubt Hamilton will do the same for the musical theatre.”

Tickets will go on sale in November, but audiences can register their interest for priority booking now.

For more information and priority booking visit www.hamiltonthemusical.co.uk.