He’s just nonstop! In addition to the Broadway and Chicago production, Hamilton will take its first national touring company out on the road, with performances starting on March 10 at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre for 21 weeks, prior to a 21-week run in Los Angeles.
Henry has appeared in several Broadway productions including Shuffle Along, Violet, Porgy & Bess, and American Idiot. Last fall, he performed in The Last Five Years concert with Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo.
Michael Luwoye and Rory O’Malley, the current alternate Hamilton and King George on Broadway, respectively, will reprise their roles and join Henry on tour. Luwoye made history last year as the only actor to portray both Hamilton and Burr.
The principle cast includes Phantom of the Opera’s Jordan Donica as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; The Color Purple’s Isaiah Johnson as George Washington, Hamilton OBC-member Emmy Raver-Lampman as Angelica Schuyler; Rubén J. Carbajal as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton; Amber Iman as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Solea Pfeiffer as Eliza Hamilton; and Mathenee Treco as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison.
Additionally, Ryan Alvarado, Raymond Baynard, Amanda Braun, Daniel Ching, Karli Dinardo, Jeffery Duffy, Jennifer Geller, Jacob Guzman, Julia Harriman, Afra Hines, Sabrina Imamura, Lauren Kias, Yvette Lu, Desmond Newson, Desmond Nunn, Josh Andrés Rivera, Raven Thomas, Ryan Vasquez, Keenan D. Washington, and Andrew Wojtal complete the ensemble.
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize recipient features music, lyrics, and a book by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
More information on tickets will be available soon.
The World is Wide Enough: Hamilton Second National Tour to Begin February 2018
Only days after launching the first national tour of Hamilton last week, producer Jeffrey Sellers announced that a second national tour will kick off in Seattle starting February 2018. After a six-week engagement, the tour will travel to Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Costa Mesa, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Des Moines, Iowa; Cleveland, Ohio; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The second touring company will be the fourth Hamilton production to play concurrently in the U.S. Joining the first national tour (currently in San Fransisco before moving to L.A later this summer), the sit-down production in Chicago (which started September 2016), and the current Broadway production, with a London staging debuting in November of this year.
In a press statement, Seller comments:
“Beginning in 2018 more than 8,000 people a night will have the opportunity to see the show somewhere in North America. Indeed, Hamilton is for everyone. There has been tremendous interest in the show from markets across the country. The best way to get the show in front of as many people as possible is to form a new company to crisscross the country.”
The cast has yet to be announced, but keep checking into Broadway Black to be the first in the know!
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Ars Nova To Take Underground Railroad Game On Tour This Summer
Ars Nova has announced an international tour of their critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit, Underground Railroad Game, created by and starring Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard.
The tour will begin in Theater Der Welt in Hamburg, Germany, in June 2017, followed by a 3-week run in Washington, D.C., at Woolly Mammoth in April 2018. Additional tour dates to be announced.
Underground Railroad Game began in Philadelphia’s FringeArts Festival. The entire run of 10 performances sold out and over 1,200 people attended. As a result of overwhelming sales and demand, FringeArts remounted URG in May of 2016. In the fall, URG made it’s New York premiere in Ars Nova’s 2016 season.
Underground Railroad Game welcomes audiences (as fifth-grade students) to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers get down and dirty with the day’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex, and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy. Forget everything you thought you knew about history. They take history off the page and make it real again.
Check out arsnovanyc.com for more information.