Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Hamilton' Is Still On Track to Open in Sydney Next March

Tickets will go on sale in just few a weeks — with some available for only $10.
Samantha Teague
Published on August 11, 2020

It has won 11 Tony Awards and is one of the Obamas' favourite musical, and now Lin-Manuel Miranda's game-changing musical Hamilton is finally coming to Australia.

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. As well as its 11 Tony Awards, which include Best Musical, it has nabbed a Grammy Award and even a Pulitzer Prize.

After hitting Broadway in 2015, then West End in 2017, and beginning its third tour of the US earlier this year, Australians can finally catch Hamilton — when it makes its Southern Hemisphere premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.

While this is not new newswith the musical heading Down Under first announced back in May 2019, the fact that it's still planning to go ahead in seven months despite the global pandemic is. And, Aussies keen to head along will be able to snag tickets in just a few weeks. Those who've signed up to the waitlist — or do so before Sunday, August 23 — can get pre-sale tickets from 10am on Monday, August 24. General public tickets will then go on sale at 9am on Tuesday, September 1.

Tickets will set you back $70–250 a pop — but there'll be a limited number going for just $10, available as part of the Hamilton lottery. We'll be sure to let you know more details about that when they're announced.

Joan Marcus

There's no word yet on whether it'll head to other Aussie cities later on — it's possible, other big musicals, such as The Book of Mormons, have. But, if you don't want to risk it, those located interstate should to start planning a trip ASAP — we think it'll be more than worth it. Of course, if you're hoping to make the journey to NSW from interstate, you'll be keeping your fingers crossed that all the internal borders will finally be open by next March.

It's not Miranda's first musical to hit Australia, either, his take on the classic 200s film Bring It On: The Musical hit Melbourne in 2018 and quadruple Tony Award-winning In The Heights just finished a short season at the Sydney Opera House last year.

In the meantime, you can watch the filmed version of Hamilton with the original Broadway cast on Disney+ — yes, it's as phenomenal as you've heard.

Hamilton will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from Wednesday, March 17–Sunday, August 1, 2021. You can sign-up for pre-sale tickets now before they are released at 10am on Monday, August 24 via Ticketmaster. General public tickets will then go on sale at 9am on Tuesday, September 1.

Image: Hamilton, Broadway. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Published on August 11, 2020 by Samantha Teague
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