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Award winning musical 'Hamilton' is finally making its way to New Zealand for 2023

"I don't think the cast is ready for the kind of response that they're gonna get from the people here."

The award-winning musical show ‘Hamilton’, is making its way to New Zealand as part of a successful international tour.

Jeffery Seller and Michael Cassel Groups’ production of the show just finished a sensational run over the ditch in Australia and has just announced its first-ever international tour is coming to Aotearoa - Finally!

The limited-run production of Ron Chernow's famous biography stars Jason Arrow as Alexander Hamilton and Matu Ngaropo as George Washington. Performances will begin at Auckland's Spark Arena in May 2023.

Hamilton’s Australasian producer Michael Cassel said: “After the huge success Hamilton enjoyed in Australia it is only natural that we should now turn our attention to our friends in New Zealand and share this incredible production which is musical theatre at its most innovative, original and transformative best.”

The Breeze Auckland's Robert and Jeanette spoke to the stars of the show Jason and Matu and asked what they were most looking forward to with their upcoming tour in Aotearoa.

"I don't think the production or the cast is ready for the kind of response that they're gonna get from the people here," said Matu.

"There will be moments in the show, I have no doubt, people are gonna get up in the audience. There's gonna be mass haka, there gonna be the response that's just part of who we are because the show is powerful."

Robert Rakete then went on to explain to Jason that our reaction to performances is because we are so indulged in the performance that we feel like we need to interact.

Matu added: "I think that cultural exchange will be incredibly enriching for us as a company as well."

When Hamilton made its Broadway premiere in 2015, it captured the attention of audiences right away. Hamilton established itself as a groundbreaking moment in theatre with its creative blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway.

The musical is based on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and has significantly influenced culture, politics, and education over the last 7 years. 

It has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Tony Award, an Oliver Award and a Grammy.

Presale tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 30 at 11am with General tickets available later on Monday, December 5 at 12pm.