Hamilton extends booking on Broadway to Oct 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical Hamilton has extended its booking dates through 30 October 2016, with tickets on sale in the new booking period from 10am (EST) on 9 November 2015.
Hamilton originally began performances off-Broadway at the Public Theater on 20 January 2015 with an official opening on 17 February, and played an extended limited engagement through to 3 May 2015. The musical then transferred to Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre this summer, where it officially opened on 6 August 2015 to excellent reviews, following previews from 13 July. It is currently booking through to 3 September 2016.
Inspired by Ron Chernow's biography of Alexander Hamilton, which traces the life of Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. The musical features a cast of historical figures that includes George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson.
The principal cast of Hamilton currently includes Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Andrew Rannells (King George III), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler).
Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail, with music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
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