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When the show first came out (and still, if you don’t use Gametime) tickets for Hamilton were so hard to get, that venues hold community-wide raffles just to secure two.
The musical, which initially starred Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a look back in history at the man and the life of Alexander Hamilton. That’s why it was such a big surprise when it became the most talked-about musical of the decade. People aren’t that interested in plays based around what they learned in History class. So how did Hamilton manage to become what it is today? Rapping, a general hip hop sound, and painstakingly developed characterizations of all involved.
From 1800 to 2015
Alexander Hamilton Died in 1804, so why did he come back on the scene in the twenty-teens? It had something to do with the book “Hamilton,” by Ron Chernow, that came out in 2004. Lin Manuel Miranda himself was spotted reading the book on vacation in 2008, which is where most think the idea for a musical was born.
Later, but still pre-musical, Miranda would perform one of the first tracks at what he called “a White House Poetry Jam,” for President Barack Obama. The standing ovation it got him was all the push he needed to pursue his Hamilton obsession officially.
The Hamilton Mixtape
Though the play wasn’t finished yet, Lin-Manuel built up anticipation by dropping his “Hamilton Mixtape” a few months later. Finally, in 2014, the play (now officially called Hamilton) was picked up by the Public Theater in NY. However, it didn’t open until July 2015, which gave the public a lot of time to get hyped. The premiere went so well that it was invited to be “on-Broadway,” instead of off, where it debuted. That transfer to Broadway was all it took for Hamilton to become what it is today.
How much are Hamilton tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Hamilton ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The cheapest price for Hamilton tickets is usually $100 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Hamilton tickets?
With demand at a peak, Hamilton ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Hamilton tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Hamilton tickets.
Is Hamilton coming to a city near me?
If you live in the lower 48, there’s a good chance that Hamilton is coming to a city near you! In fact, the tour is headed pretty much everywhere. Hamilton show tickets are available for New York, Baltimore and many other cities across North America. Check out the full tour schedule below and browse the Gametime inventory for Hamilton Tour 2019 tickets in a city near you.
How long is Hamilton?
The expected running time of Hamilton is around 2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission.
Hamilton tour dates
October 17 - December 30 – New York, NY @ Richard Rodgers Theatre
October 17 - December 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 17 - November 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Forrest Theatre
October 17 - October 20 – Appleton, WI @ Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
October 17 - December 31 – Chicago, IL @ CIBC Theatre
October 22 - November 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Uihlein Hall at Marcus Center
November 19 - December 8 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
November 19 - December 8 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center
December 10 - December 29 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
December 10 - December 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre