Revolutionaries, Turn Up! Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Will Head To Broadway This Summer

News   Revolutionaries, Turn Up! Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Will Head To Broadway This Summer Hamilton, the critically acclaimed new musical written by and starring Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, will transfer to Broadway, beginning previews July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. 

The announcement was made Feb. 24 at Off-Broadway's The Public Theater, where the musical is playing an extended, sold-out engagement through May 3 at the Newman Theater.

The production, featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, will officially open on Broadway Aug. 6. The Richard Rodgers Theatre was home to Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. The theatre's current tenant is the musical If/Then, which concludes its run March 22. 

Why isn't the show fast-tracking to Broadway? "I haven't been thinking about it in terms of this season and next season," Miranda told Playbill.com following the announcement. "I know that's how the world thinks of it, but the conversation for us constantly — and that extends to [producer] Jeffrey [Seller], [Public Theater artistic director] Oskar [Eustis], [director] Tommy [Kail] and myself — was, 'How do we make the best show possible?'

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Joan Marcus

"And then it got a lot louder around us last Tuesday, when we opened and the world freaked out. And, it's been incredibly humbling and incredibly gratifying. We talked about all the options on the table, and opening this summer allows people who can't get tickets to get tickets next Sunday, and that's really exciting for me. It also allows us to make a cast album sooner than later because we have a break in May, when we can actually put that into motion — where I'm not doing the show and thinking about the show all the time, so it allows everything to happen in the pace at which it should."

A record label or timeline for the forthcoming cast album has not yet been announced.

Read Off-Broadway reviews for Hamilton here.

Tickets for the Broadway transfer go on sale March 8 at 10 AM via Ticketmaster.com.

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.

 

Read the Playbill magazine feature with Miranda and Leslie Odom, Jr., who co-star as the show's respective fatal friends, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

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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. Miranda previously performed a song from Hamilton for President Obama and the First Family at the White House in 2009.

The complete Off-Broadway cast features Carleigh Bettiol (ensemble); Andrew Chappelle (swing); Ariana DeBose (ensemble); Alysha Deslorieux (swing); Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson); Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler); Sydney James Harcourt (ensemble); Sasha Hutchings(ensemble); Christopher Jackson (George Washington); Brian d'Arcy James (King George); Thayne Jasperson (ensemble); Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds); Stephanie Klemons (swing); Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton); Javier Muñoz (Hamilton Standby); Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr); Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison); Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton); Jon Rua(ensemble); Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton); Seth Stewart (ensemble); Betsy Struxness (ensemble); Ephraim Sykes (ensemble); and Voltaire Wade-Greene (swing).

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.

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