Broadway’s Hamilton in the West End
The Hit Broadway Show Reveals a West End Transfer in the Near Future
Over the years many high profile Broadway hits have made successful transition to the West End. One notable example still draws in large crowds at the Prince of Wales Theatre as they strive to witness The Book of Mormon from Trey Parker & Matt Stone and Robert Lopez.
So producers of another hit show on Broadway, one that has proven to be a big success with audiences on the other side of the Atlantic, will be hoping for similar success. It has been revealed that Hamilton, which opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre earlier this month, will be headed to the West End in 2017.
The news comes from the Evening Standard, via Official London theatre, and it is clear that this could become the latest high profile West End hit from Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who revealed the plans to the London newspaper.
Hamilton focuses on one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. The hip-hop musical follows his story from rags to riches as he stands right by George’s Washington’s side.
Hamilton was born in the 1750s and founded a number of systems that remain in place in the US to this day. He was the staff aide of George Washington and the founder of the Federalist political party. His work has been highly influential and over the years and he also had many well-documented lows, which makes his story ripe of retelling on the stage.
This musical is inspired by the book by Ron Chernow and is penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It has in development for the last few years, with its high profile, star-studded premiere emerging earlier this year.
The venue, as well as the cast, for the West End version is yet to be announced, though it is still some time until audiences can pick up theatre tickets for the 2017 start time. More information is likely to be forthcoming the closer that start time emerges.
Should plans come to fruition, Hamilton will see the light of day in the West End at some time in 2017. More information to follow.