The Hamilton Mixtape, a new album featuring artists from the worlds of rap, pop and R & B, putting their own unique stamp on the songs from Hamilton, is being presented today in a live-streamed concert at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The Hamilton Mixtape features artists including The Roots, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Ashanti, John Legend, Andra Day, Dessa and Watsky amongst others is being released tomorrow. Copies can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk. Hamilton broke box-office records this week when it made the most money ever in a single week by a Broadway show, a whopping $3.3 million. Hamilton beat Wicked which held the record at $3.2 million made during a week where it held 9 performances, one more than in a normal performance week. Click on the You Tube link below to Watch the Ham4Ham live stream at approx 6pm GMT. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HAMILTON IN LONDON
Hamilton The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing and Melcher Media288 Pages Hardcover Order a copy of Hamilton The Revolution from Amazon As a musical theatre fan, my collection has always included a number of wonderful books about musicals, containing production photographs and all sorts of behind the scenes information on the production in question. Les Miserables, Phantom, Tommy, Aspects, Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia! amongst others, each beautifully put together and treasured. None though compares to the magnificent companion book for Hamilton which has become my new favourite. In terms of sheer presentation, Hamilton The Revolution takes the crown for presentation, quality, content and value for money (UK£20.40 on Amazon). Gorgeously bound as befits any book from the period in which the show is set, with rough-hewn pages, it is an absolute must for any Hamilton fan or anyone looking to get the low-down on this musical … Read more
Producers of the London production of Hamilton have put out a casting call notice announcing that open auditions for the show will be held in November 2016. The show which swept this year’s Tony Awards winning 11 awards including Best Musical, will open at the restored Victoria Palace Theatre in late 2017. The casting call is seeking versatile singer/actors who rap (and can move well) or hip-hop dancers (who are versatile in all forms of contemporary dance and can sing well). Men and women in their 20s and 30s of all ethnic backgrounds are being invited to apply, but they may only register for either a vocal or dance audition, not both. Performers will be contracted for one year with rehearsals beginning in August 2017. Auditionees must have a UK/EU passport and where applicable hold a full working visa for the duration of the contract. The call is for all … Read more
Producers have announced that the Tony award-winning musical, will have its London premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017. Join our mailing list to be kept updated with Hamilton news. The show dominated the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday where it won 11 awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book Of A Musical. “The support Hamilton has received from our British fans has been incredible – I have been reminded of their love, which is just as our King George would want it to be! I’m thrilled the show will be shared with UK audiences starting in the fall of 2017 at the beautiful Victoria Palace Theatre,” said Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. … Read more
The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held last night in New York and as expected Hamilton triumphed winning 11 of the prestigious awards including Best New Musical. A big winner on the night included the revival of The Colour Purple, which won two awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Cynthia Erivo. Hosted by James Corden, the awards were held at the Beacon Theatre in New York. THE 2016 TONY AWARD WINNERS Best Musical Hamilton Best Play The Humans Best Musical Revival The Colour Purple Best Play Revival A View From the Bridge Best Actor In A Play Frank Langella – The Father Best Actress In A Play Jessica Lange – Long Day’s Journey Into Night Best Actor In A Musical Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton Best Actress In A Musical Cynthia Erivo, The Colour Purple Best Book Of A Musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda Best Original … Read more
The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time picked up six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, Oustanding Actor In A Play and Outstanding Director Of A Play, beaten only by Hamilton, the new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that won seven awards, the first time since 1983 that an Off-Broadway show (Little Shop Of Horrors) has beaten its Broadway counterparts. Helen Mirren won Oustanding Actress In A Play for her performance in The Audience. Jim Dale’s one man show Just Jim Dale currently on stage in London won Best Revue. The Drama Desk Awards, given annually in a number of categories, are the only major New York City theater honors for which productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway compete against each other in the same category. Formed in 1949 by a group of New York City theater critics, editors, reporters, and publishers, … Read more
Directed by Thomas Kail, with astonishing choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton is a remarkable piece of theatrical alchemy; inspiring, packed with historical interest, revelatory about the problems that beset the founding fathers and, yet, intensely human. Lin-Manuel Miranda is electrifying as Hamilton. It’s a real tour de force, full of passion and absolute commitment. Jonathan Groff is blisteringly good as the odious King George.