Three days after a national tour showcasing Hamilton launched in San Francisco, the traveling production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical announced plans to visit at least eight more cities in 2018.
The 2017 touring Hamilton production opened March 10th at San Francisco’s SHN Orpheum Theatre, where it will reside for nearly five months before heading to Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre on August 11th. The first leg concludes with a month-long stretch at San Diego’s Civic Theatre in January 2018.
The second leg, announced Monday, begins with a six-week stay at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in February 2018 before embarking on a tour that will make stops in Portland, Salt Lake City, Costa Mesa, California, Las Vegas, Des Moines, Cleveland and Minneapolis.
“There has been tremendous interest in the show from markets across the country,” producer Jeffrey Seller said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “The best way to get the show in front of as many people as possible is to form a new company to crisscross the country. Beginning in 2018, more than 8,000 people a night will have the opportunity to see the show somewhere in North America. Indeed, Hamilton is for everyone.”
In addition to the touring production, Hamilton has set up two permanent residencies – at Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre and, starting in November, at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre – in addition to its perpetually sold out Broadway show.
By Daniel Kreps
Courtesy of Rolling Stone