'Hamilton' Will Dance Into The Boston Opera House In September Of 2018

The cast of "Hamilton" in Chicago. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
The cast of "Hamilton" in Chicago. (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

“Hamilton” is coming to Boston, but you’ll have to wait until September of 2018 to see the national touring company's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s highly acclaimed, mega-successful blend of hip-hop, history and musical theater. Broadway in Boston announced its season schedule Monday night at the Boston Opera House, where “Hamilton” and the rest of the 2017-’18 season will be staged.

Miranda wrote the music and lyrics as well as the book, which is based on Ron Chernow's biography of the founding father. The stay for “Hamilton” will be a relatively lengthy one by touring-show standards — Sept. 18 - Nov. 18 of 2018, which normally would place it in the following year’s season. But Broadway in Boston is including “Hamilton” in this year’s subscription series, which is on sale now. Single-ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

“Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards (one short of the record held by "The Producers"), isn’t the only acclaimed musical coming next season. “Fun Home,” which won the previous year’s Tony, arrives in October of 2017. Jeanine Tesori, one of Broadway’s great musical composers (“Caroline, or Change”) teamed with Alison Bechdel to bring her graphic memoir to the stage, with three different actors playing Bechdel at different stages of her life. The “Fun Home” in question is a funeral home run by the artist's loving, closeted father.

Alessandra Baldacchino as Alison with Pierson Salvador and Lennon Nate Hammond as her brothers in "Fun Home." (Courtesy Joan Marcus)
Alessandra Baldacchino as Alison with Pierson Salvador and Lennon Nate Hammond as her brothers in "Fun Home." (Courtesy Joan Marcus)

Waitress” (Feb. 20 - March 4, 2018), with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, began life at the American Repertory Theater before heading to Broadway and now returns to the Boston area.

And then there’s Andrew Lloyd Webber with not one, but two phantoms. The original opens the season Sept. 13 - Oct. 1 and is followed by the sequel, “Love Never Dies” (Jan. 30 - Feb. 11) in which our not so friendly Phantom is hanging around Coney Island in 1907, still pining for Christine Daaé.

The Broadway in Boston schedule also includes “On Your Feet!” — about Emilio and Gloria Estefan (April 17 - 29); “Disney’s Aladdin” (July 3 - Aug. 5); and the return of “The Book of Mormon” (Aug. 14 - 26). While Broadway in Boston has an all-musical lineup, the Boch Center announced last week that the touring production of another acclaimed Tony winner, Stephen Karam's "The Humans," will play the Shubert Theatre March 13 - 25.


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