Hamilton Moving Toward West End Production
Rumors are starting to fly about Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical crossing the pond.
After conquering Broadway, Hamilton is looking to take the West End by storm as well, according to a report in London's Evening Standard newspaper.
The London mounting would be produced by Cameron Mackintosh, the legendary producer and theater owner behind musicals like Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. It looks like the show would hit the London stage in 2017.
"We're hoping it will happen sooner rather than later," Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda told the paper. "My wife is always trying to get me to other countries so I would be honored to open the show in London."
Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America. It began Broadway previews July 13, with opening night on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Hamilton had its world premiere at the Public Theater.
Miranda leads the Broadway cast as Alexander Hamilton, alongside Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). Javier Muñoz will take on the role of Alexander Hamilton once a week during the Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
The ensemble, in alphabetical order, includes Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, and Voltaire Wade-Greene.
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