Hamilton will be back on stage this summer, at least in the United Kingdom. The production announced it would take the stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End on August 19, its first show since the near-total global pause on live events last March.
“After a painful and challenging year, I am thrilled for our beloved London company to return to the magnificent and safe Victoria Palace Theatre and can’t wait to welcome back London audiences to Hamilton,” producer Jeffrey Seller said in a statement.
The cast for the resumed production has not yet been announced. At the time of the pause, Karl Queensborough led the company as Alexander Hamilton with Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Aaon Burr. The cast also starred Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler, Sharon Rose as Eliza Hamilton, Emilie Louise Israel as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Trevor Dion Nicholas as George Washington, Jason Pennycooke as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Emile Ruddock as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Carl Spencer as John Laurens/Phillip Schuyler, and Gavin Spokes as King George.
Hamilton, which has dominated the public consciousness and smashed records since its debut in New York, saw a filmed version of its original Broadway cast hit Disney+ screens last summer amid the global pause on in-person attendance, but is expected to once again draw big crowds wherever it goes.
“For over a year, the lights on the West End have been dark and our friends, family and colleagues on and off the stage have been out of work,” Miranda said in a statement. “It is with tremendous gratitude that we announce the return of Hamilton to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this August.”
The return of Hamilton and other musicals to the stages of New York City has not yet been announced, though local officials are making a hard push to bring performances back in the fall of 2021 or sooner.