Get your credit cards handy, theater fans: They'll be getting a workout today. Tickets for the fourth annual Chicago Theatre Week, to take place February 11–21, go on sale this morning at 10am. At least 90 companies and venues, from storefront theaters to the Lyric Opera, will offer tickets at discounted price points of $15 or $30 (or less!) during the promotion. Check out the list at chicagotheatreweek.com, and sign up for the Chicago Theatre Week email list to receive info on ticket giveaways, hotel offers and additional programming as this year's Theatre Week gets closer.
Also on sale today—at least for large groups—is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the new year: the Chicago production of Hamilton. The criteria are a little different for Hamilton than for most of Broadway in Chicago's group sales, which generally are available for groups of 10 or more; here, as a BIC e-blast put it last night, "All orders must be groups of 20 or more with a valid organization name." To get a ruling on your organization name's validity, you'll have to call Broadway in Chicago's group sales line at 312-977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date, and Hamilton will also be part of the next Broadway in Chicago subscription package.
And as the show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, hinted today on Twitter, it looks like there will be some form of the Broadway show's #Ham4Ham $10 day-of lottery, and perhaps the #Ham4Ham Show streetside performances that go with it (here's Sunday's, it's great), once Hamilton begins performances here in September.
I don't know when, I don't know how, but I know something's starting right now... Yes. Already talking about it. https://t.co/t0qgsYqE64— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 4, 2016