The world-class Broadway musical Hamilton will be debuting in Singapore at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands on April 19, 2024, brought to you by BASE Entertainment Asia.
The musical originally premiered on Broadway and then went on to captivate audiences in various global destinations, including London's West End, Australia, Germany, New Zealand. It also embarked on its first-ever international tour, making stops in the Philippines and Abu Dhabi before reaching its current destination, Singapore, marking the production's third city.
Hamilton is a biographical musical inspired by the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, following his early days as an orphan to his rise as a prominent figure in American history. Through the exploration of ambition, human relationships, and political power, the musical provides a timeless perspective on the world and connects historical events to modern audiences. The musical, inclusive casting aside, stands out as a theatrical masterpiece with its unique soundtrack, featuring influences from hip hop, jazz, and R&B.
The book, music and lyrics are written by multi-disciplinary playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. The choreography is skillfully executed by dancer and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, with direction provided by experienced theatre director Thomas Kail. Additionally, the musical supervision and orchestrations are masterfully handled by Cuban-American composer Alex Lacamoire.
Its debut at Broadway in New York in 2015 boasted sold out shows over several months. The production has secured eight Drama Desk Awards, including the title of Outstanding Musical. With each performance, Hamilton continued to garner positive reviews. At the 70th Annual Tony Awards, the musical set a record with 16 nominations and ultimately won 11 accolades, including the prestigious Best Musical award.