An exhilarated first audience welcomed the Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Pulitzer Prize winning musical HAMILTON to Manila last night, ahead of the official opening night on Thursday 21 September.
Celebrating their first performance in The Theatre at Solaire, the international tour company has been inspired by the enthusiasm of Filipinos, who have been waiting with great anticipation for performances since the season was announced in March.
“Good things come to those who wait, and I know Hamilton’s Filipino fans have been waiting patiently for this moment to arrive,” said Michael Cassel, producer of HAMILTON’S international tour. “The Manila audiences responded with such warmth, enthusiasm and generosity – we couldn’t be more thrilled and we are ecstatic to bring the revolution to Asia for the very first time.”
HAMILTON’S first ever international tour continues at The Theatre at Solaire until November with further extensions not possible. It will then make its Middle East premiere at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in January, 2024. More cities are expected to be announced in coming months.
Tickets to the Manila and Abu Dhabi seasons are available now at hamiltonmusical.com/international-tour.
HAMILTON premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and audience acclaim. The show has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography.
The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights.
Scenic design is 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.
The international tour of HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel. The Manila season is presented by Michael Cassel Group and GMG Productions.For news and updates, fans can visit hamiltonmusical.com/international-tour, instagram.com/hamiltoninternationaltour or https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonintltour.
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The Theatre at Solaire
1 Asean Avenue, Entertainment City, Tambo, Paranaque City, 1701
Playing from 17 September 2023
Yas Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Playing from 17 January 2024
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Michael Cassel Group is a leading live entertainment company formed to produce and present the world’s high-quality hit musicals and theatrical productions, live entertainment experiences, marquee events and concert attractions. In January 2024, Michael Cassel Group will produce the West End premiere of Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of The Picture of Dorian Gray starring Sarah Snook. Productions include the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical, The Lion King, the Australian premieres of the award-winning productions Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, & Juliet, and Mary Poppins. Current Broadway, US Touring and West End credits include co-producer of MJ: The Musical, Into The Woods and Pretty Woman.
Previous productions include co-lead producer of Almost Famous and co-producer of Into The Woods on Broadway, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical on the West End and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Singin’ In The Rain and Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. Concert tours and major events include The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Celeste Barber, Not Now, Not Ever: Live on Stage with Julia Gillard, Tina Arena, Darren Criss and Lea Salonga, along with the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 which was televised internationally.
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