BREAKING: Broadway's Buzziest New Musical HAMILTON to Play Open-Ended Run in Chicago
Producer Jeffrey Seller today announced the blockbuster Broadway musical HAMILTON - with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda - will play its first engagement outside New York this fall in Chicago. Performances begin September 27, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's newly named The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe). The production is currently being billed as an open-ended run.
HAMILTON will anchor the Broadway In Chicago subscription season that will be sold in the Spring of 2016. Group tickets for 20 or more for HAMILTON at The PrivateBank Theatre will go on sale on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Single ticket on-sale for HAMILTON will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
At a press conference held today, Seller commented, "My goal is as follows: to create the production that currently plays eight times a week at the Richard Rodgers Theatre exactly like it is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre here at the PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. When we come here, it won't just be a tour. The entire creative team will come here, live here for a month to give this show the same tender loving care they gave it in New York."
The first casting notice for the Chicago production will go out Wednesday, Dec. 9.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. A thoroughly inventive, wildly entertaining musical about the birth of our nation - with a score that blends hip-hop, pop, blues, jazz and Broadway -HAMILTON opened on Broadway earlier this year to enthusiastic reception from critics and audiences of all ages.
HAMILTON's creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.
The new musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording received a 2016 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. The album made a stunning arrival on the charts upon its digital release in August, coming in at #1 on the "Top Broadway Albums" chart, #3 on the "Top Rap Albums" chart, #5 on "Top Digital Albums" chart and #9 on the "Top Current Albums" chart. The cast recording was recently selected as #8 on Rolling Stone's TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2015. The album's debut stands as the second biggest first week sales ever for a cast recording, behind only RENT in the Nielsen SoundScan era.