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Couldn’t get ‘Hamilton’ tickets? Time to check again

Written by
Kris Vire

Remember when tickets for Hamilton Chicago went on sale in June and broke Ticketmaster? I heard seemingly dozens of similar reports from would-be ticket buyers who had multiple family members or friends all trying to get through to purchase some of those first six months’ worth of seats, to no avail. Well, it could be worth trying again today.

Hamilton lead producer Jeffrey Seller announced in the Chicago Tribune this morning that additional tickets are “in the process of being added” to that initial block, as a result of after-the-fact enforcement of the six-tickets-per-household limit. Seller suggested most of the over-limit purchases were made by scalpers using ‘bots.’ Hamilton’s producers, along with its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, have been crusading against scalpers’ practices of using automated purchasing to rack up resale inventory. Much like Chance the Rapper with his Magnificent Coloring Day festival, Hamilton appears to have reclaimed some of these tix from the scalpers to re-offer at face value. Seller also communicated to the Tribune that a new block of tickets would be going on sale sometime ahead of Hamilton’s Chicago press opening on October 19.

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