Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Hamilton' Is Finally Coming to Brisbane in 2023

After playing Sydney and Melbourne, the hit musical will head to the Sunshine State from January 2023.
Sarah Ward
August 29, 2022

Brisbanites, get ready to sit in the room where it happens — because Lin-Manuel Miranda's game-changing, award-winning, rightly raved-about Hamilton is finally coming to town. After opening its Australian run in Sydney in 2021 and currently playing Melbourne, the hit musical has booked a 2023 date with the Sunshine State. So, mark Friday, January 27 in your diary, and don't throw away your shot to see the biggest thing in musical theatre this century.

The Broadway blockbuster finally made its way to Australia in 2021, launching in Sydney with a cast that includes Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton, Chloé Zuel as Eliza Hamilton, Lyndon Watts as Aaron Burr, Akina Edmonds as Angelica Schuyler, Matu Ngaropo as George Washington, and Victory Ndukwe as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Thankfully, as The Book of Mormon did as well, it's touring its way along the east coast. Next stop: QPAC's Lyric Theatre.

Accordingly, before next January ends, Arrow, Zuel and company — including Shaka Cook as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Marty Alix as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, and Brent Hill as King George III — will all be exploring 18th-century American politics through song in Brisbane.

Haven't become a Hamilton obsessive yet? Not quite sure why it has been the most-talked about theatre show of the past six years? The critically acclaimed hip hop musical, for which Miranda wrote the music, lyrics and the book, is about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, as well as inclusion and politics in current-day America. In addition to its swag of Tony Awards — 11 in fact, which includes Best Musical — it has nabbed a Grammy Award and even a Pulitzer Prize.

Until now, Brisbanites eager to see the show had to be content with trips south or watching the filmed version of its Broadway production, which started streaming via Disney+ in 2020 (and yes, it's as phenomenal as you've heard).

Here's hoping that the $10 ticket lottery also comes our way, offering Hamilton tickets for less than the cost of lunch.

Hamilton's Brisbane season will kick off on Friday, January 27, 2023 at QPAC's Lyric Theatre, South Bank. Head to the musical's website for further details, to join the waitlist, or to buy tickets from Monday, September 12, 2022 — with presales available from 10am on Monday, September 5.

Images: Daniel Boud.

Published on August 29, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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