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Lin-Manuel Miranda 'frustrated' by Hamilton delay

From BBC - November 14, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of hit hip-hop musical Hamilton, has spoken about the "frustrating" delay in bringing the show to London.

The opening has been put back by two weeks because of delays in restoring the Victoria Palace Theatre.

That has meant thousands of ticket-holders have had to be re-seated.

Miranda said: "It's frustrating. I share the frustration of everyone who had to get re-seated." The first preview will now be on 6 December.

Previews had originally been due to start on 21 November. The official opening night will now take place on 21 December.

Miranda told the Press Association: "This was an unprecedented renovation, I am anxious to see it."

The show is one of the biggest Broadway successes for years, winning 11 Tony Awards in 2016. The musical uses hip-hop and rap to tell the life story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers.

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