Originally scheduled to conclude on February 4, 2024, the production will now play until February 11, 2024…

Even if you’re not ‘a musical type of person’, you’ve probably heard of Hamilton. It’s a grand, board-treading spectacular that’s cut from a very different sort of theatrical cloth – and it’s coming to Abu Dhabi for the first time ever in January 2024.

And because this incredible musical has proven so popular, the run at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena has been extended. Hamilton’s tenure in office was originally set for January 17 to February 4, but will now stretch to February 11, 2024.

Where can I get tickets to see Hamilton in Abu Dhabi?

Tickets for the newly announced performances will go on sale on Monday October 9, with pre-sale tickets available from 10am on Thursday October 5. To snap up pre-sale tickets, you’ll need to register via abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net.

Ticket prices start from Dhs180 for weekday shows and Dhs240 on weekends. The full breakdown of ticket prices is:

Royal First Row: Dhs1,500 weekdays, Dhs1,700 weekends

Royal: Dhs1,300 weekdays, Dhs1,500 weekends

VIP floor seating: Dhs775 weekdays, Dhs950 weekends

Platinum: Dhs535 weekdays, Dhs690 weekends

Diamond: Dhs450 weekdays, Dhs550 weekends

Gold: Dhs300 weekdays, Dhs375 weekends

Silver: Dhs250 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends

Bronze: Dhs180 weekdays, Dhs240 weekends

The story of tonight

Using a song sheet that builds narratives through the musical genres of hip-hop, pop, jazz, R&B, soul and *jazz hands* Broadway — Hamilton is a Lin-Manuel Miranda conceived extravaganza, based on a Ron Chernow biography and in Miranda’s own words tells “the story of America then told by America now”.

In Hamilton, we’re given a semi-sensationalised biopic of one of the USA’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton — the orphan boy who rode a wave of American Drean spangled destiny, to become an architect of a nation. It’s split into two acts, the first following the lead’s tumultuous formative years and the latter is devoted to his trials, misteps and encounters with cultural figureheads that chart his ascent into the history books. The operatic masterpiece has also been praised for its deliberate decision to cast people of colour in the production’s main roles.

His-story has its eyes on you

The musical first hit Broadway back in 2014 and in its eight-year run has amassed a truly Everestian mound of accolades — 11 Tony Awards, seven Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Recognised as one of musical theatre’s greatest hits, the Hamilton phenomenon has delighted audiences on London’s West End, in Australia, Germany and is about to set off on an international tour, with stops in New Zealand, the Philippines, and… Abu Dhabi.

While there’s still a bit of a wait before we get to see ‘the movement’, if you’re looking for big shows, concerts, festivals and sporting events to distract you in the meantime, Abu Dhabi has a packed schedule full of them.

Etihad Arena, Yas Island, January 17 to February 11, 2024, from Dhs180. etihadarena.ae

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