'Hamilton' musical to be staged in Manila


Posted at Mar 28 2023 02:29 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2023 04:04 PM

Marty Alix, Jason Arrow, Victory Ndukwe and Shaka Cook from 'Hamilton' in Australia. Photo by Daniel Boud
Marty Alix, Jason Arrow, Victory Ndukwe and Shaka Cook from 'Hamilton' in Australia. Photo by Daniel Boud

MANILA (UPDATED) -- The smash hit musical "Hamilton" is coming to the Philippines later this year. 

The show, which tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, will be staged at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque starting in September. 

The Manila run will mark the Asian premiere of "Hamilton," after shows in Australia and New Zealand. 

The musical's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, said he is excited to bring "Hamilton" to Filipino audiences.

"I'm so excited to officially announce that 'Hamilton' will be making its Asian premiere in the Philippines," he said in a video released by GMG Productions on Tuesday.

"We've had so many incredible Filipino company members, part of the 'Hamilton' pamilya, all over the world, and now we get to bring the show to your beautiful country very soon. I can't wait for you to see it," added Miranda, who also encouraged the public to sign for the waitlist and stay tuned for ticket announcements.


"Hamilton" has won Tony, Grammy, and Olivier awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama since it premiered on Broadway in 2015. 

Producers are looking forward to the Manila staging, noting the "passionate" fan base of "Hamilton" in the Philippines.

"Hamilton's fans from the Philippines have been telling us for years how much they want to see the show, many of them have travelled to see it all over the world. It is a thrill to, finally, be able to bring it to them," Michael Cassel, producer of the "Hamilton" international tour, said in a statement. 

"We could not be more excited to be hosting Hamilton's Asian premiere in Manila," added GMG Productions CEO Carlos Candal said. "We know we have a passionate 'Hamilton' fan base who is absolutely thrilled that the show is coming later this year. We know Pinoy Hamilfans will not disappoint!"

Filipino theater fans were left guessing on Monday after GMG Productions released a clip of Miranda greeting his fans in the Philippines.

The production company recently staged "The Sound of Music" and "We Will Rock You" in Manila.