An exhilarated first audience welcomed the Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton at The Theatre at Solaire in Manila on Sunday, 17 September, ahead of the official opening night on Thursday, 21 September.

“Good things come to those who wait, and I know Hamilton’s Filipino fans have been waiting patiently for this moment to arrive,” said Michael Cassel, producer of Hamilton’s international tour. “The Manila audiences responded with such warmth, enthusiasm and generosity — we couldn’t be more thrilled and we are ecstatic to bring the revolution to Asia for the very first time.”

Hamilton’s first ever international tour continues at The Theatre at Solaire until November with no further extensions. It will then make its Middle East premiere at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in January 2024. More cities are expected to be announced in coming months.

Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton in the Australian Production. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DANIEL BUOD

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

Hamilton premiered on Broadway in August 2015 to wide critical and audience acclaim. The show has won Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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 theatre — 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.

Benet Monteiro as Alexander Hamilton in the German production. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF HAMILTON

The Hamilton creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights.

Scenic design is 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.

The international tour of Hamilton is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel. The Manila season is presented by Michael Cassel Group and GMG Productions.

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