Hamilton, Hit Broadway Musical, Headed to West End

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by Alice Vincent, The Daily Telegraph, April 6, 2016

The rumours are true: hip-hop musical Hamilton, the runaway Broadway success story, will be gracing stages in England, Europe and Australia from next year. 

The show has commanded ticket prices of up to $4,000 in New York, where it opened in August to rave reviews. It tells the story of Alexander Hamilton (played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music, lyrics and book), one of America's lesser-known founding fathers who travelled to New York after being born in the Caribbean island of St Croix, and became George Washington's right-hand man. Hamilton was a hero of the American War of Independence and advocated the new US Constitution, but also became involved in a notorious sex scandal and died in a duel before the age of 50. 

But while Hamilton's life makes for rich pickings for the musical's book, it is the show's score of infectious, contemporary pop songs that has granted it reach far beyond the lucky audience members who have got hold of a ticket for its New York run. 

Ok so I'm going to need a bulletproof strategy for getting Hamilton tickets when they are on sale for London.

— Nellie Thornley (@nellienorus) April 6, 2016

So Hamilton is coming to London. What? No, I'm fine, not freaking out all.

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