Hip-Hop Hamilton Readies For Broadway!
The production, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, will begin previews July 13 and officially open on Broadway Aug. 6. The Richard Rodgers Theatre was home to Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.
Hamilton began Off-Broadway previews Jan. 20 and opened to critical acclaim Feb. 17. The Public Theater engagement is supported by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman, all of whom helped usher Miranda's In the Heights to Broadway in 2008. They will produce the Broadway run of Hamilton along with the Public Theater.
The new musical reunites the award-winning In the Heights team. Tony nominee Thomas Kail is at the helm, with choreography from Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Miranda, who wrote the show's book, music and lyrics, stars in the title role.
Inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow, the musical incorporates historical figures such as George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
The production has 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; music direction and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.