Dreams Do Come True: Hamilton Is Coming To Australia
Get that soundtrack on repeat.
Raise a glass to freedom and sing in unison musical fans because Hamilton is coming Down Under - and frankly we’re losing our theatre minds.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's OG Alexander Hamilton and also the man who created the entire musical phenomenon (kinda a big deal), made the announcement on Instagram.
"Hamilton. Sydney, Australia. 2021.
"Thank you to everyone in Australia who's been asking for Hamilton, it's on its way. We can't wait."
The Tony award-winning musical is one of the most popular theatre productions to hit New York's Broadway, so it's no surprise that three of our capital cities battled to the bone to win the musical.
But Sydney was not throwing away their shot, it beat out Brisbane and Melbourne in an intense competition - we hope singing was one of the challenges.
The Aussie show will be produced by Hamilton's original Broadway producer Jeffrey Sellers, He will team up with local producer Michael Cassel, who is behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that is currently playing in Melbourne.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports Hamilton coming to Australia has been the plan for a while:
"We have been talking to Michael for three years as well as Stephen (Found), the owner of the venue.
"We had to get all our ducks in a row with getting our [US] domestic productions in and getting the tours off the ground, and then we had to get London going, but now we are thrilled to be announcing an Australian production."
Hamilton made waves for its diverse casting in the states, and this will also be the case with our local production.
"Lin wrote the role of George Washington for a friend who is a man of colour and a hip-hop artist, he was going to play Hamilton and he is Latino American.
"If you are writing a show that employs hip-hop as such a strong element, it is organic that the performers are diverse."
Sellers also told the publication he would love to see Indigenous Australians performing in the lead roles.
"Can you imagine? Wouldn't that be incredible. Let's see if we can find someone."
Hamilton will premiere at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney in February 2021. We strongly suggest playing the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat from now.
Tickets have not been announced but fans can join the mailing list.
Image credit: Instagram
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