Hamilton will tour the UK for the first time – opening in Manchester first.
The mutli-award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda will play at Manchester Palace Theatre for 15 weeks from Saturday 11 November 2023.
It is one of the biggest ever musical announcements for the city, and will run from Saturday 11 November 2023 to Saturday 24 February 2024.
It will then move to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre for two months, from 28 February to 27 April, and then continue around the UK with more dates to be announced.
Hamilton tells the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.
The production is the winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 7 Olivier Awards, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
The Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller production has been playing on London’s West End since 2017 and continues to play to sell-out houses at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is indisputably the most brilliant, ground-breaking, contemporary musical of modern times.
“I feel extraordinarily fortunate that Lin and my friend Jeffrey Seller, the show’s original producer, have entrusted me with their wonderful musical in the UK and Ireland.
“The London production opened in 2017 at the Victoria Palace, a theatre I completely rebuilt to house Hamilton, where it continues to play and has proved to be as big a success as the Broadway original.
“So, I am thrilled that it is time to put together a second British national touring company to bring this great show to our leading cities.
“Opening first in Manchester, followed by Edinburgh – not far from where the real story of Alexander Hamilton began in Ayrshire, where his father was born in the 1700’s, before he moved to Nevis in the West Indies.
“Tomorrow we start casting for a brilliant new company. We look forward to welcoming audiences to ‘the room where it happens’.”
Tickets for Hamilton Manchester
General tickets go on sale on 13 March at 10am.