Sydney Wins Bid For Australian Premiere Of 'Hamilton'
Sydney was not throwing away their shot.
Following a battle between Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney -- the worldwide musical phenomenon "Hamilton" has been secured for an Australian premiere in NSW in 2021.
Written, directed by and originally starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, the smash-hit musical about the life of one of the American founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, has been nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards, winning 11, including Best Musical.
'Hamilton' also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and seven Olivier Awards for its West End production in London.
"Thank you to everyone who has been asking for 'Hamilton'," the musical's creator, Miranda said in a short video, "It's on its way!"
The SMH revealed the Australian production would be produced by 'Hamilton's original Broadway producer Jeffrey Sellers alongside Michael Cassel who was behind bringing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to the stage in Melbourne.
In a statement, Sellers said: "Every producer of a successful Broadway musical dreams of bringing their show to Australia. I can’t wait to bring this show to Sydney which, like New York City, was built on the shoulders of immigrants."
Fans can sign-up to the mailing list at HamiltonMusical.com.au to receive news about dates and ticketing -- which, if the rest of the world is anything to go by -- will sell out incredibly quickly.
You'll have to act fast to be in the room where it happens.
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