Directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, the musical received its world premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, under the supervision of the Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, with previews starting on January 20, 2015 and officially opening on February 17. The production was extended twice, first to April 5 and then to May 3. Chernow served as historical consultant to the production. The show opened to universal acclaim according to review aggregator Did He Like It.
Hamilton premiered on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (also home to Miranda's 2008 Broadway debut In the Heights) on July 13, 2015 in previews, and opened on August 6, 2015. The production is produced by Jeffrey Seller and features scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Nevin Steinberg, who all reprised their roles from the off-Broadway production.
The production was critically acclaimed by many theater analysts.
Hamilton has a separate resident (non-touring) production at the PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago which started in previews on September 27, 2016; its opening performance was October 19. Directed by Thomas Kail, it is sold out through March 21, 2017, and has been extended through January 7, 2018. According to lead producer Jeffrey Seller, the show may be in residence for two years or more.
On its opening, attended by author Miranda, the Chicago production received strongly positive reviews. Miranda praised the Chicago casts' performance during a later television interview.
U.S. Touring Productions (2017)
Plans for a national tour of Hamilton emerged near the end of January 2016. Tickets to the tour's run in San Francisco—its debut city—sold out within 24 hours of the public on-sale and the online waiting room to purchase tickets reached numbers over 110,000. The first national touring production began preview performances at San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre on March 10, 2017 and is scheduled to officially open on March 23. The production will run in San Francisco until August 5, when it will head to Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a run from August 11 to December 30, 2017.
Just days after the first U.S. tour began performances in San Francisco, news emerged that a second U.S. tour of Hamilton would begin in Seattle for a six-week limited engagement before touring North America concurrently with the first tour.
West End (2017)
Cameron Mackintosh will produce a London production which will re-open the Victoria Palace Theatre (currently undergoing a refurbishment following the closure of Billy Elliot The Musical) in November 2017. Priority booking opened on January 16, 2017 and general release tickets went on sale two weeks later on January 30, 2017. Initial principal casting was announced on January 26, 2017.