Brian d'Arcy James will return to Hamilton in April
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
|Brian d'Arcy James in Hamilton|
Three-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James will return to the role of King George III - the role he originated in the Public Theater premiere of Hamilton in 2015. He will begin performances in the Broadway production on April 14, 2017, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. "Saturday Night Live" favorite Taran Killam, currently making his Broadway debut, will play his final performance in the role on April 13.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning
musical Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Brian d'Arcy James earned Tony nominations for his most recent Broadway performance in ' Something Rotten!' (2015), as well as 'Shrek the Musical' (2009) and 'Sweet Smell of Success' (2002). Other Broadway credits include 'Macbeth,' 'Time Stands Still,' 'Next To Normal,' 'The Apple Tree,' 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore,' 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,' 'Titanic,' 'Carousel,' and 'Blood Brothers.' He also appeared in the NBC series 'Smash' as Frank Houston and in the Oscar-winning movie "Spotlight" as Matt Carroll.
The current cast of Hamilton includes Jevon McFerrin (Alexander Hamilton), two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr), Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler), Bryan Terrell Clark (George Washington), Seth Stewart (Marques de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Anthony Lee Medina (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), J. Quinton Johnson (James Madison/Hercules Mulligan), Alysha Deslorieux (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), and Taran Killam (King George).
The Broadway production of Hamilton officially opened on August 6, 2015 to excellent reviews, following previews from July 13, and is currently booking through to March 4, 2018.
Hamilton features a book, music, and lyrics by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is inspired by the book "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
Synopsis: "Hamilton is a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become."
Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail, with music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
Hamilton is produced on Broadway by The Public Theater, Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman.
- by Tom Millward