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Hamilton Asia premiere: Jason Arrow plays title role in Manila

'Jason’s nuanced, thoughtful and searing rendition of Alexander Hamilton has been beloved by audiences...'

Jason Arrow and Australian Hamilton Cast (Photo by Daniel Boud)

Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton (Photo by Sam Bisso)

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Michael Cassel AM have announced that Jason Arrow will play Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, the musical that has garnered the Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Pulitzer Prize awards. Hamilton opens its international tour in Manila in September.,

Arrow originated the role in the original Australian cast of Hamilton when it premiered in Sydney in March 2021, and has since played Alexander Hamilton in Melbourne, Brisbane, and now, Auckland.

Michael Cassel AM, producer of the Hamilton international tour, said it was a natural decision to continue Arrow’s legacy with the production.

“Jason’s nuanced, thoughtful and searing rendition of Alexander Hamilton has been beloved by audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand, and we are thrilled that he will continue bringing his sensational performance to audiences around the world in Hamilton‘s international tour,” he said.

Arrow said it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to continue playing one of the most iconic roles in theater.

Chloé Zuel and Jason Arrow (Photo by Daniel Boud)

“Playing Alexander Hamilton has been the single greatest honor of my career and I am so proud to have the opportunity to continue to learn so much from this character,” he said. “Audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand have reacted so warmly to Hamilton, and I can’t wait to share it with more people all over the world.”

The full cast will be announced in coming months.

Hamilton‘s first ever international tour is runnig at Spark Arena in Auckland, and will premiere in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire in September ahead of its Middle East premiere at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in January, 2024. More cities will be announced in coming months.

Hamilton Australia (photo by Daniel Boud)

Tickets to the Auckland, Manila, and Abu Dhabi seasons are available now at hamiltonmusical.com/international-tour.

Hamilton premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and commercial acclaim and has had successful runs in London’s West End, Australia, Germany, and recently opened in New Zealand. It will premiere in the Philippines before its Abu Dhabi debut.

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 theater—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, and is the story of America then told by America now.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s global phenomenon has been captivating fans across the world since 2015, and has received significant accolade, including 11 Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

For news and updates, fans can visit hamiltonmusical.com/international-tour, instagram.com/hamiltoninternationaltour or https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonintltour.


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