‘Hamilton’ to Return to Australia, With Jason Arrow Reprising Title Role

Daniel Boud

Jason Arrow will reprise the role of Alexander Hamilton as the hit stage musical “Hamilton” returns to Australia later this year.

The production will play a limited engagement at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from July 30 through to the end of October, 2024. Sydney is the only city the production will play before leaving Australia.

The original Australian “Hamilton” premiered at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March, 2021, before touring to Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand, concluding in June.

“We know we have so much unfinished business left with Sydney and we can’t wait to get back to “Hamilton’s” original Australian home. This cast is truly something special with people you will remember and some incredible new talent the team has found,” said the show’s original producer Jeffrey Seller.

Callan Purcell returns as Aaron Burr following his performance in Brisbane and Auckland. Akina Edmonds returns as Angelica Schuyler, Elandrah Eramiha as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and Brent Hill as King George.

Making their “Hamilton” debuts are: Vidya Makan as Eliza Hamilton, Gerard-Luke Malgas as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Etuate Lutui as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Googoorewon Knox as George Washington. Tainga Savage, who appeared in the original Australian company and the international tour, steps into a principal role as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

The full company is completed by Claire Abaijah-Griffin, Celine Cleveland, Lachlan Dearing, Winston Hillyer, Indigo Hunt, Marcus John, Julian Kuo, Iosefa Laga’aia, Ashton Lash, Terrance Martin, Avigalle Mendoza, Sebaga Neumann, Bronson Pfeiler, Joshua Rivera, Wesley Ryan, Emmy Saheki, Trevor Santos, Sean Sinclair, Dayton Tavares, Anusha Thomas and William Tukia-Edwards.

Seen by 22 million people worldwide, “Hamilton” is an epic saga that follows the rise of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as he fights for honor, love, and a legacy that would shape the course of a nation. Based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography and set to a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway. It features book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It won 11 Tony Awards, and Grammy, Olivier Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Australian production is produced by Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Michael Cassel.

From Variety US