According to the saying, the lightning doesn’t strike twice, though for Jeffrey Seller it does not work. 20 years ago, Rent to Broadway hit was brought to the stage by this talked-about producer, while now he’s getting ready to release his latest phenomenon, called Hamilton in Chicago, with tickets appearing on sale in June.
Chicago is the first city away from New York to host the hip-hop-infused musical telling the story of the “10-dollar founding father”. The shows are scheduled to start on Sept. 27 and are available for an open-ended run. This Windy City is the beloved place of Broadway producers.
The Windy City is a favorite locale of Broadway producers for suburban tryouts. Seller began The Last Ship by Sting there in 2014 right before Broadway, and famous Tony winners, including Kinky Boots and producers also had their first halt in town.
Hamilton replenishes the ranks of big hits which made Chicago a constant home, more than a touring stop. The first show that started the unique Chicago production was Wicked. The show ran for over than three years and was immediately followed by another hit, The Book of Mormon, running for more than a year.
Apart from Chicago, Hamilton will begin a national tour in March, the following year, with announced dates for Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, together with West End production launched in October 2017.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Recreating Success of Hamilton in Chicago
No doubt, ‘Hamilton’ contributed to American history greatly. Currently it’s chosen as the first post-Broadway home, be prepared for the ticket lottery often.
You have probably heard of it already? The greatest and, in certain ways, most untypical theatrical phenomenon of the generation, the show about the way Alexander Hamilton and his friend Founding Father of the United States has knocked to pieces past low bars such as “Broadway hit”.
After the Broadway premiere at Public Theater in New York, in 2015, the pop-flavored and hip-hop take on American history, created by genius Lin-Manuel Miranda to be played by actors of color in contemporary vernacular, changed in accordance with Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Way ‘Hamilton’ Conquers the World beyond Broadway
The show is still nonstop! Despite Lin-Manuel Miranda left back in July, the spectacle continues expanding beyond Broadway this fall.
In March 2017 the national tour of Hamilton starts at SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco; in August the show will appear at Pantages Theatre in Hollywood; and finally, in October, Hamilton heads to Victoria Palace Theatre in London.