The West End of the opening of the city of Hamilton has been handed a fortnight, due to delays in the restoration of his home in London.
Previews will now begin on 6 December, with the musical opening night took place on the 21 December.
Co-producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh said “tight time constraints” and “unnecessary problems” had invited the “pragmatic” decision to delay the opening of the show.
The hit Broadway musical uses hip-hop and rap to tell the story of the life of one of America’s founding fathers.
Thousands of ticketholders are likely to be affected. It is due to start running on November 21.
“We are extremely sorry to disappoint customers who we know spent a lot of time, effort and precious resources to buy tickets to our first shows,” said producer Jeffrey Seller.
“They will be an immediate priority so that they can change the place as soon as possible.”
The musical comedy will be housed in the new Victoria Palace Theatre, which is being developed in the middle of a major redevelopment of Victoria.
Sir Cameron said that the time constraints of access to land around the theatre have not been helped by the theater built on a huge, of the assets of the sewer, the 200-year-old King’s scholars ‘ Pond sewer.
“This has been an extraordinary undertaking, both exciting and challenging, not only because of the complexity of putting what is practically a new building in the environment of a well-loved historical masterpiece, but because it was also the perfect venue for the most popular music in America for decades, in Hamilton.”
He thanked his team “work, often around the clock to get the theatre ready”, adding that he looked forward to welcoming theatre-goers to the newly-built the theatre.
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