Broadway has always been a place for expression and trying out new ideas. Hamilton started life Off-Broadway, but with a string of sellouts, it was quickly picked up by the Richard Rogers Theatre, Positive reviews and monstrous box office sales followed, with Hamilton being nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards at the 70th Tony Award ceremony. Hamilton won 11 awards – including the Best Musical – and the show has continued to go from strength to strength with a lengthy New York run and multiple touring units working across North America.
Hamilton is finishing out dates at the Opera House in Boston, MA, and at Jefferson Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL. Future venues for the tour include the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, and the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, ON.
A complete list of venues and shows announced to date can be found at the bottom of this post, but keep checking Immortalseats.com as more dates will be announced for the continuation of the tour later this year.
Hamilton takes the story of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America and takes it in a different direction. The Lin-Manuel Miranda show – he wrote the book, music, and lyrics over a seven-year period starting in 2008 – casts non-white actors in those roles. This leads to a telling of the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life through song and rap using this unique lens. It is a show that has met with almost universal acclaim, and it is one that any theatre fan should go out of the way to see with its highest production values and best possible cast.