By Jack Rico
The Public Theater and producer Jeffrey Seller announced the world premiere musical HAMILTON will transfer to Broadway, with previews set to begin July 13 prior to an official opening night on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Tickets for the Broadway engagement will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 via Ticketmaster.
Official synopsis: From the creative team behind the In The Heights comes HAMILTON, a new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs and Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler choreographs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.
“Hamilton has burst on the world in a blaze that has amazed and delighted all of us at The Public. We have never experienced such ticket demand, or such wild enthusiasm from our audiences,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s retelling of our nation’s founding tells the story of a country that truly belongs to all of us. We are honored to partner with our friend Jeffrey Seller, along with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman, to bring this miraculous show to the broadest possible audience.”
Inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, HAMILTON will run through May 3 at The Public, following three extensions. The Richard Rodgers Theatre is, indeed, Miranda’s Broadway home: his first Broadway musical, IN THE HEIGHTS – winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical – enjoyed a three-year run there.