Based on Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hamilton is the acclaimed musical that tells the story of a man determined to make his revolutionary mark on America. An ambitious young immigrant, Alexander Hamilton serves as George Washington’s chief aide, becoming his trusted right hand man. A husband, father, rebel and war hero, Hamilton is loved and hated in equal measures, particularly by his lifelong friend and foe, Aaron Burr.
Hamilton received a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, winning a total of 11, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography. In 2016, Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Casting for the London production includes Rachelle Ann Go (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) as Eliza Schuyler, Rachel John (The Bodyguard) as Angelica Schuyler, Giles Terera (The Book of Mormon) as Aaron Burr, Christine Allado (In the Heights) as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Obioma Ugoala as George Washington, Jason Pennycooke as Lafayette/Jefferson, Cleve September (In the Heights) as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton and newcomer Tarinn Callender as Mulligan/Madison.
Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton includes choreography by Andy Blankenbeuhler, musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, design by David Korins, costume by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
After a multi-million pound refurbishment, the Victoria Palace Theatre London reopens in November 2017, with Hamilton beginning previews from November 21st and officially opening December 7th 2017.