Hamilton will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021 with the support of the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said today’s announcement provided a major morale boost not only for dedicated fans of the globally-renowned musical, but everyone in NSW.
“This year has been defined by so many difficult and unprecedented challenges, so it is fantastic that we have something as sought after as the Australian premiere of Hamilton in Sydney to look forward to in 2021,” Mr Ayres said.
“The interest in pre-sale tickets was phenomenal, which goes to show the public’s confidence in the management of COVID risks, as well as the extraordinary demand for this amazing show.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting musicals of this high calibre because we know of the many cultural, social and economic benefits it will deliver to our state, including a myriad of professional opportunities in the creative industries.”
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the Australian premiere of Hamilton in March reinforces Sydney’s reputation as a global cultural capital.
“Hamilton has had a profound impact on those who are lucky enough to have seen it – and now we have the opportunity to witness this multi-award winning creative masterpiece right here in Sydney. We can’t wait!” Mr Harwin said.
Hamilton’s Australian Producer, Michael Cassel, said: “Planning for the Australian production started almost five years ago and although this year has presented us with unique challenges, we are absolutely committed to opening Hamilton in March 2021. Casting for the Australian company is almost finalised, the set is being built and fabric for the costumes has been sourced. We can’t wait to get into the theatre next March and for Sydney audiences to see it.”
To purchase tickets to the Australian premiere of Hamilton, visit ticketmaster.com.au