Jason Arrow will play Alexander Hamilton in the Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning production, Hamilton, during its international tour which opens 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.
Speaking of the announcement, Michael Cassel AM, producer of the international tour of Hamilton, 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, 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 theatre.
“Playing Alexander Hamilton has been the single greatest honour 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.”
Producers stated that full casting will be announced in coming months.
Hamilton’s first ever international tour is currently playing at Spark Arena in Auckland and will premiere in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire in September ahead of making its Middle East premiere at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in January 2024. More cities are expected to be announced in coming months.
Lin Manuel Miranda’s multi-award winning hit musical continues to continues its stellar run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway and at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. In addition to the new international tour, there is also a UK & Ireland tour which will begin performances at the Manchester Palace Theatre this November. See here for full UK & Ireland performance dates.
Hamilton has a book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, and is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. The show also features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.