Hist’ry Made: ‘Hamilton’ has arrived

Hamilton Joseph Morales and Nik Walker will lead the second national tour of Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.

The arrival of the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’ has been a long time coming for Costa Mesa, CA. On February 15, 2017, the dates were announced and the OC has been buzzing on anticipation ever since : Hamilton is On Its Way – Jackie Moe, Orange County Register

The popular musical is finally here to stay for a three-week run (May 8-27) at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to rap/sing the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Center has had a jam-packed Broadway season with new shows, including the long-awaited sequel to ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’ and the acclaimed Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The King and I’ and ‘Something Rotten!’

“But this is truly the year of ‘Hamilton.’ It’s a Broadway phenomenon, and we’re so pleased to bring it to Orange County,” Segerstrom Center for the Arts President Terry Dwyer said.

Photos by Joan Marcus

Following ‘Hamilton,’ the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present:

“School of Rock,” July 24-Aug. 5, 2018: Featuring 14 songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the rock-and-roll musical tells the story of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and creates a band of his own with the music prodigies in his class.

“On Your Feet,” Aug. 21-Sept. 2, 2018: From Cuba to America, Gloria and Emilio Estefan broke through barriers in the pop music world with hits songs like “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga” and “Don’t Wanna Lose You Now.” The musical tells the story of the groundbreaking couple’s musical sensation journey.

“The Color Purple,” June 19-24, 2018: The Tony Award-winning musical presents a soul, jazz, ragtime and blues score to the story of a young woman’s journey in love and triumph in the American South.

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