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Sadiq Khan drops in on Hamilton and Sweeney Todd

The Mayor of London took in some theatre on a recent tour of the US

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with the current Broadway cast of Hamilton
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Sadiq Khan paid a visit to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton on a recent trip to New York.

The Mayor of London, who has started a campaign to show the world that London is still open for business following Brexit, tweeted saying the musical was "one of the best shows I've ever seen".

Miranda - who recently paid a visit to the London production of his musical, In the Heights - has confirmed that Hamilton will cross the pond and will open at the Victoria Palace Theatre in October 2017.

The musical, which tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and blends hip-hop, jazz blues and rap music, opened on Broadway in 2015. It has since gone on to win 11 Tony Awards - including Best Musical - a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

Khan also took time out of his US tour to meet with Tooting Arts Club, whose acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd will transfer to New York next year. In a tweet he said: "They've come a long way from Harrington's Pie & Mash in Tooting."

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