Report: Hamilton Eyes London Date and Theatre

News   Report: Hamilton Eyes London Date and Theatre
An official announcement of the Broadway hit’s London plans appears to be imminent.
Jonathan Groff in <i>Hamilton </i>
Jonathan Groff in Hamilton Joan Marcus

The Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton could open in October 2017 at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, according to U.K. theatre columnist Baz Bamigboye. He gave no source for the tweeted report, but also reported that co-producer Cameron Mackintosh is spending £30 million to refurbish the theatre for the show.

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Bamigboye also teased that theatregoers could sign up for priority ticket info this coming Monday, with tickets to go on sale in October 2016, though the U.K. website he provided for Hamilton is not currently active. It is expected that the site will go live Monday, June 13 at noon BST.

No further details were reported. The production has not offered official confirmation. It is anticipated that the show’s star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will transfer with the production when it arrives in the West End, though no official announcement has been made.

In August 2015, Miranda spoke of Hamilton’s West End bow in an interview with London’s Evening Standard, saying, “We’re hoping it will happen sooner rather than later. My wife is always trying to get me to other countries so I would be honoured to open the show in London.”

It was reported on April 5 that Hamilton Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller was working with Mackintosh to bring the Broadway hit Hamilton to London in 2017. The possibility of the production was first reported earlier this year by the London Evening Standard, but was confirmed by The New York Times in an April 5 interview with Seller.

The musical biography of American founding father Alexander Hamilton covers the years of the American Revolution and includes three cameo appearances by King George III singing “You’ll Be Back.” The show opened August 6, 2015, to once-in-a-generation raves. Read them here.

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