“Hamilton” is coming to Australia. The Broadway musical, which has won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album and boasts of the Obamas as its fans, is set to expand across the US, UK, Australia and continental Europe.
There are currently no details about the Australian production or tour dates. However, Jeffrey Seller, “Hamilton’s” producer, has revealed that there is a possibility of eight simultaneous productions across the world. In a chat with The New York Times, he explained that “Hamilton” will open in Chicago in September. A second road company will open it in San Francisco and move to LA after five months. Another company will be engaged for a tour of the West Coast.
Seller is in talks with various companies to get the show across the UK and Australia as well. He is collaborating with Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the British producer for “Les Miserables,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and many more, to get “Hamilton” in the UK. Mackintosh will produce and open “Hamilton” in London next year. This will be followed by companies in continental Europe and Australia. However, not much is known about who will produce “Hamilton” in Australia.
The Broadway show tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, who is the founding father of the United States. He was also a strong influence on the writing of the US Constitution. Independent explains that “Hamilton” blends hip-hop elements and history and the result is mind-blowing.
The show has been a successful one so far and getting tickets to the musical is nearly impossible. It is popular even though there are no special effects or huge sets. The cast is the soul of the show.
According to New York Times, Seller will have a say when choosing new actors in different territories. Along with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernard Telsey, casting director Seller and Thomas Kail, the show’s director will zero in on actors. Seller will choose for as many as 10 lead parts in the road shows and select understudies as well.