Get us in your inbox


Chicago 'Hamilton' ticket sales broke Ticketmaster and everyone freaked out

Written by
Clayton Guse

Tickets for the Chicago run of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton at the PrivateBank Theatre went on sale Tuesday morning, giving fans of the Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop romp about the life and times of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton an opportunity to see the show without paying the astronomical prices for its Broadway production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

Almost as soon as tickets became available, Ticketmaster shat the bed just like Charles Lee at the Battle of Monmouth, leaving eager fans helpless and forcing them to wait for it.

People were willing to go to great lengths to be in the room where it happens.

When tickets to the most popular musical ever are on the line, it's not easy to throw away your shot.

History had its eyes on Ticketmaster's IT department, and it became clear that people will never be satisfied with its performance.

The show's creator Lin Manuel-Miranda even joined in on the fun.

Some fought through the website's shortcomings, making non-stop attempts at gaining access.

But when push came to shove and tickets seemed impossible to get, may fans were left wondering "what comes next?"

At the end of the day, there will be more opportunities to see Hamilton (the show's ticket lottery being one of them). Even a high school production would be enough for some fans.

Interested in blogging for Time Out? Contact us here

Latest news


    The best things in life are free.

    Get our free newsletter – it’s great.

    Loading animation
    Déjà vu! We already have this email. Try another?

    🙌 Awesome, you're subscribed!

    Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon!