‘Hamilton’ Is Leaving Sydney and Heading to Melbourne In March 2022

If you have not yet secured tickets to see Hamilton in Sydney — Lin Manuel Miranda’s award-winning musical about one of the founding fathers of the United States — you might want to hop to it as the smash-hit stage show is officially heading to Melbourne in less than a year.

The Australian production of Hamilton is due to depart the Lyric Theatre and set up shop in the Victorian capital at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 16 March 2022. Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale July 19, 2021, and the final Sydney performance will take place on December 19, 2021.

The move comes as the news was released that the Lyric Theatre will be home to Cameron MackIntosh’s production of Mary Poppins in May next year.

Australia is currently the only city in the world where the Tony-award winning hip hop musical is playing, as New York’s Broadway and London’s West End remain shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the arrival of the revered musical, Melbourne will be home to an enviable slate of world-class entertainment including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Wedding Singer, Moulin Rogue and Ghost Stories all playing in the Victorian capital.

That doesn’t mean that Sydney will become a cultural wasteland, however, as the Emerald City can look forward to the local version of Alanis Morrissette’s Jagged Little Pill which is opening in September, The Phantom of the Opera at the Opera House, also from September and, as mentioned, Mary Poppins from May 2022.

Hamilton opened in Sydney in March after the city beat out Melbourne for the honour, immediately breaking box office records with 250,000 tickets sold before the first preview debuted.

The beloved musical premiered on Broadway in August 2015 and has since won 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

In 2020, a live stage recording of the show — featuring the original cast which included Miranda in the titular role — was made available on Disney+.

Tickets for the Sydney shows are available here.

For more information on the musical, read our article: Got Tickets to Hamilton? Brush Up on Your Knowledge Before You Go

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