Why See Hamilton?
The Grammy, Tony, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winner returns!
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In just under four years, Hamilton, the Broadway-meets-hip-hop masterpiece from Lin-Manuel Miranda has irrevocably changed the landscape of American Musical Theatre forever, breaking boundaries, snatching awards and capturing the public's imagination like no show before it. Now, following on from sell-out engagements in New York, London, Chicago and two national tours in rotation, it returns to San Francisco giving you another chance to witness history in the making and cementing the city's reputation as a thriving and exciting theatrical hub.
Hamilton made its New York debut Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2015, where it was met with universal acclaim and was extended three times due to public demand. It lost none of its potency in the subsequent Broadway transfer, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times writing it was "changing the language of musicals". President Obama himself deemed it good enough for not one but two visits! In 2016, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and scooped 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and many more! In 2018, it swept up the Olivier Awards bagging seven of their record breaking 11 nominations, including Best New Musical.
WHAT IS HAMILTON ABOUT?
One of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton's story is an extraordinary one. Born out of wedlock in the West Indies, and orphaned by the time he was 11, he arrived in New Jersey in 1772 to begin his grammar school education. From there he played a major role in the American revolutionary war, rising through the ranks to become an aide to George Washington. But that was only the beginning of the great man's story, with the proceeding chapters in his life taking in everything from sex scandals, fatal duels and the creation of the American Constitution.
Did you know?
Hamilton's incredible score isn't just a stage smash-hit, but a ruler of the airwaves too. The Grammy-winning Original Cast Recording peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, making it the first album of its kind to do so since Camelot in 1963!
Opening night: 26 February 2019
Recommended for ages 12+
Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
And before you stop reading
Please note, images are taken from a previous production and will be replaced when casting for this engagement is announced.
Cast and Creative
Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow
Directed by Thomas Kail
Choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler
Scenic Design by David Korins
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Olivier Awards 2018 Wins
Best Actor in Supporting Role - Michael Jibson
Outstanding Achievement in Music
Best Lighting Design - Howell Binkley
Best Sound Design - Nevin Steinberg
Best New Musical - Hamilton
Best Actor in a Musical - Giles Terera
Best Theatre Choreographer - Andy Blankenbuehler
Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
2016 Tony Award Wins
Best Book of A Musical - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Original Score - Lin Manuel Miranda
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Leslie Odom Jr.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Daveed Diggs
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewell
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley
Best Direction of a Musical - Thomas Kail
Best Choreography - Andy Blackenbuehler
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire
DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry Outstanding Director of a Musical - Thomas Kail
Outstanding Music - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Outstanding Lyrics - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda
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