Hiphopmusical Hamilton wins seven Olivier Awards

The hiphopmusical Hamilton has Sunday evening in London, seven Olivier Awards, including the prize for best new musical. The Olivier Awards are prestigious awards in the British theatre world.

The cast of the musical Hamilton arrives on the red carpet at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London

London is since december the first place outside the US where Hamilton is seen. The piece tells at the hand of rap music about the American Founding Fathers and their fight to the states to unite behind the constitution.

Main character Alexander Hamilton was the main designer and bepleiter of the U.s. constitution, gave the economic structure and policies of the united states form and made himself hard for the abolition of slavery. The white characters are played by dark actors.

The musical Hamilton has already received a record number of thirteen nominations. Principal Jamael Westmen had a chance at the prize for best actor for his title role, but that award went to his colleague Giles Terara that the role of Perceived arch-enemy Aaron Burr plays.


Three Olivier Awards went Sunday to The Ferryman, about a Northern Irish family is haunted by the past. The show won the award for best play, best director (Sam Mendes) and best actress (Laura Donnelly).

The Olivier Awards, in full the Laurence Olivier Awards, to be awarded annually by the Society of London Theatre. The award is named after the British actor Laurence Olivier.

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