The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning is now playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC until 23 April 2023.
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. A record-breaking masterpiece that has “transformed theatre and the way we think about history.” – The New York Times
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. HAMILTON has has also received an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Centre Honours.
Hailed by critics as “A reinvention of the musical” – Chicago Tribune and “A singular work of brilliance.” – Rolling Stone, HAMILTON has gone from theatrical rebel to cultural phenomenon.
Join the revolution. Be in the Room Where it Happens!
2hrs 50mins (inc Interval)
January 27th, 2023
Recommended Age: 8+ Please note HAMILTON contains some strong language
QPAC is dedicated to being welcoming, accessible and inclusive for the widest possible audience. Your visit to QPAC may involve some stairs. Each theatre has lifts which assist patrons with mobility difficulties to access all foyers.
QPAC is located in a vibrant part of the city that is currently experiencing growth and development including roadworks that have temporarily changed access to the Centre, in particular the car park.
Please note, current roadworks may cause delays in travel times and we suggest you leave extra time to get to QPAC, so you don’t miss the start of your performance.
Train Stop at South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street
Bus From 15 August the outbound bus services platform has moved to the end of Victoria Bridge across to the other side of Grey St (Melbourne St, opposite Starbucks Coffee). Platform 2 and Platform 3 will remain in this location for the duration of the Brisbane Metro works. Services will continue to operate from this temporary location as per bus timetables.
CityCat Stop at the South Bank ferry stop, which is only a short walk along the river from QPAC
Taxi The taxi area is located on the Grey Street side of QPAC. Free taxi phones are located in the Melbourne Street foyer, Cremorne Theatre lobby and near the Playhouse cloakroom.
Driving to QPAC From mid-July 2022 until 2024 road directions and access around QPAC and the Queensland Culture Centre will change due to ongoing Brisbane Metro construction. One of the most significant changes will be the permanent closure of Melbourne St between Grey St and Hope St to general vehicular traffic.
Access to the Cultural Centre car parks and the QPAC drop off zone opposite the South Brisbane train station will be via Montague Road.
Car Parking There are a range of parking options around QPAC including the following:
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Parking the best option for the Playhouse, with easy access via Russell Street. Entry via Grey Street (northbound) or Merivale Streets (southbound).
South Bank Parking Entry via Tribune or Glenelg Streets
Secure Parking offer evening and weekend parking at SW1 (32 Cordelia Street). Parking must be pre-booked online using Secure-a-Spot by selecting car park SW1. Once booked you will receive a PIN to enter and exit the car park.
“There is a reason it's the most hyped show on earth" - Time Out Sydney
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The Australian production of HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.
Alexander Hamilton: Jason Arrow
Eliza Hamilton: Martha Berhane
Aaron Burr: Callan Purcell
Angelica Schuyler: Akina Edmonds
George Washington: Matu Ngaropo
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson: Victory Ndukwe
Hercules Mulligan/James Madison: Sami Afuni
John Laurens/Philip Hamilton: Wern Mak
Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds: Elandrah Eramiha
King George: Brent Hill
Ensemble: Kirrah Amosa, Kyla Bartholomeusz, Shewit Belay, Justin Bryant, Olivia Carniato, Celine Cleveland, Lachlan Dearing, Simon Fairweather, Alexander Ferguson, Keanu Gonzalez, Winston Hillyer, Indigo Hunt, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Stefan Lagoulis, Ashton Lash, HaNy Lee, Zelia Rose, Emmy Saheki, Trevor Santos, Tainga Savage, Terrance Spencer, Dayton Tavares, Romina Villafranca and Zachary Webster
Hamilton is a biographical musical of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, but how did Lin-Manuel Miranda decide which parts of his life to focus on? Easy, he read a book. While on holiday, Lin-Manuel Miranda read Ron Chernow’s biography and the early ideas for Hamilton were born.
Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a work-in-progress performance of the song “Alexander Hamilton” at the White House in 2009. The number would eventually become the show’s opening song.
Other musicals that Lin-Manuel Miranda has been involved in include In The Heights and Bring It On. But Hamilton is his standout hit.
In London, Hamilton has won seven Olivier Awards from 13 nominations. Currently, it equals the record for most Oliviers won by a musical, tied with Matilda.
Its rap song “Guns and Ships” performed by Marquis de Lafayette breaks records as the fastest song in any musical. Whoever raps “Guns and Ships” has to say an average of 6.3 words per second.
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