Just days after launching the first national tour of Hamilton, producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that a second tour will kick off in Seattle in February 2018. After a six-week engagement there, the tour will then go on to play Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah, Costa Mesa, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Des Moines, Iowa, Cleveland, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The new company follows the first national tour, which began performances in San Francisco March 10, as well as the Chicago production, which began in September 2016, and the London staging, which will debut in November.
“Beginning in 2018 more than 8000 people a night will have the opportunity to see the show somewhere in North America. Indeed, Hamilton is for everyone,” commented Seller in a press statement. “There has been tremendous interest in the show from markets across the country. The best way to get the show in front of as many people as possible is to form a new company to crisscross the country.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit 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 and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. With direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton.
The production features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, and The Public Theater.