Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical HAMILTON is launching its first U.S. tour in Chicago.
The production will begin with an open-ended run at the Windy City's PrivateBank Theatre on 27th September 2016. Casting and further dates for the tour are yet to be announced.
Speaking to The Chicago Tribune, producer Jeffrey Seller said: "I’m going to bring to Chicago a production of the same size, volume and quality as the one at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Chicago is the biggest theater market after New York. I wanted to sit down in a city that could support the show for a long term."
HAMILTON is directed by Thomas Kail with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Broadway cast includes Miranda in the title role, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. Javier Muñoz plays Hamilton at certain performances.
It is rumored that HAMILTON will open in the West End in 2017.