The Revolution is Coming to Broadway! First Look at Hamilton's Playbill

News   The Revolution is Coming to Broadway! First Look at Hamilton's Playbill The Broadway transfer of the acclaimed Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Hamilton will begin performances July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Here's a first look at the Playbill!

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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.

It is expected that the Off-Broadway cast of Hamilton will repeat their performances on Broadway.

In addition to Miranda in the title role, the cast also includes Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as King George, Phillipa Soo (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as Eliza Hamilton, Christopher Jackson (In the Heights) as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. ("Smash") as Aaron Burr, Renée Elise Goldsberry (The Color Purple) as Angelica Schuyler, Daveed Diggs (In the Red and Brown Water) as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Anthony Ramos (Sideways Stories from Wayside School) as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Javier Muñoz as Hamilton standby and Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.

Also featured are Andrew Chappelle, Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene. Read Off-Broadway reviews for Hamilton here.

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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.

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.

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