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Brandon Victor Dixon to debut in Hamilton on 23 August

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producer Jeffrey Seller has today announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will begin performances as Aaron Burr in the Tony-winning musical Hamilton on 23 August 2016.

Brandon Victor Dixon was last seen on the Great White Way in his Tony-nominated performance as Eubie Blake in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed at the Music Box Theatre. He previously earned a Tony nomination in 2006 for his performances as Harpo in the original production of The Color Purple. He starred as Berry Gordy in the Broadway premiere of Motown The Musical and as Haywood Patterson in the London production of The Scottsboro Boys, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical in 2015.

Mr Dixon will join the current principal cast of Hamilton which includes Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Lexi Lawson (Eliza Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (James Madison/Hercules Mulligan), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds) and Rory O'Malley (King George).

The Broadway production of Hamilton officially opened on 6 August 2015 to excellent reviews, following previews from 13 July, and is currently booking through to 21 May 2017.

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

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