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 (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 later tickets will eventually be made available. 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.
First U.S. national tour (2017)
Plans for a national tour of Hamilton emerged near the end of January 2016. The touring production is expected to begin at San Francisco's SHN Orpheum Theatre in March 2017, where it will play for 21 weeks. The production will then head to Los Angeles' Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a run from August 11 to December 30, 2017. Announced cities include Atlanta; Boston; Costa Mesa, Calif.; Des Moines; Denver; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; Seattle; St. Louis; Tempe, Ariz., and Washington.
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 October 2017. Tickets go on sale in January 2017.
On June 9, 2016, Mirvish Productions announced that they are in discussions to bring Hamilton to Toronto.