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Broadway hit Hamilton confirms West End transfer

Hamilton on Broadway. Photo: Joan Marcus The original Broadway cast of Hamilton. Photo: Joan Marcus
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Broadway musical Hamilton has confirmed it will open in the West End in 2017.

The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will run at the Victoria Palace Theatre, which is currently being refurbished after Cameron Mackintosh purchased it.

Tickets will go on sale for the show in November.

Hamilton recently picked up 11 prizes at the Tony Awards in New York.

Mackintosh, who is co-producer of the London run, said: “Just occasionally in life the stars align as they have now, and I have the perfect theatre available for one of the most brilliant, original and entertaining musicals I have ever seen. The moment I saw Lin-Manuel’s remarkable Hamilton I knew that this was a musical with a phenomenal story and score which will be performed somewhere in the world as long as people want to go to the theatre.”

He added: “My major redevelopment of the Victoria Palace will bring new life to a much loved building and I have no doubt Hamilton will do the same for the musical theatre.”

The show is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.

It is produced by Mackintosh, with Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, and the Public Theater.