Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm
Popular Broadway musical “Hamilton” will make its Milwaukee premiere in October for a month-long run at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The Marcus Center announced Monday it will present the hit musical from Oct. 22 through Nov. 17 as part of its Broadway series.
The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first treasury secretary. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway. The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
In addition to “Hamilton,” the upcoming season will include the Tony Award winners for best musical from the past three Broadway seasons, including “Dear Evan Hansen” and “The Band’s Visit.”
The Marcus Center’s 2019-20 season lineup includes:
- “Dear Evan Hansen” will run from Sept. 24-29.
- “The Band’s Visit” will run from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1.
- “Disney’s The Lion King” will make its Marcus Center premiere from Feb. 5 to March 1, 2020
- “The Play that Goes Wrong” will run from March 17-22, 2020.
- “My Fair Lady” will run from April 14-19, 2020
- “Miss Saigon” will run from June 16-21, 2020.
All shows will be performed at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall, 929 N. Water St.
“Securing these amazing shows is due, in no small part, to the consistent support of our Broadway series by patrons from throughout the region,” said Paul Mathews, president and chief executive officer of the Marcus Center.
Tickets for individual productions typically go on sale to the general public four to six weeks prior to the first performance.
Current Marcus Center subscribers can renew their packages for a six- or seven-show package, which includes the Lion King, by calling Ticket Hotlines at 414-273-2787 or online. New subscriptions, available starting Feb. 18, will be very limited, the center said. There are no group tickets available for “Hamilton.”
Johnson Financial Group signed on in January as a multi-year title sponsor of the Marcus Center’s Broadway series.