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‘Hamilton’ Chicago tickets to go on sale June 21

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Kris Vire
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You only have to be willing to wait for it for 12 more days. After six months of guessing, we now know that individual tickets for the Chicago company of the smash hit musical Hamilton—a Broadway crossover phenomenon like none in recent memory—will go on sale Tuesday, June 21 at 10am.

Tickets for the engagement at the PrivateBank Theatre, set to begin performances September 27, will be priced at $65–$180 for regular performances, with higher-priced "premium" seats also available at every performance and “some increased pricing around the holidays,” according to Broadway in Chicago and lead producer Jeffrey Seller. The Broadway production’s #Ham4Ham lottery will also transfer to the Chicago production, with day-of-show drawings for 44 seats in the theater’s first two rows and boxes at $10 for nearly every performance.

The initial block of tickets on sale will be through March 19, 2017, and there will be a limit of six tickets per household, per this morning’s announcement—in which Seller made a direct appeal to potential buyers to only purchase tickets through Broadway in Chicago channels (800-775-2000, broadwayinchicago.com or Ticketmaster, or in-person at the PrivateBank Theatre box office). Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton’s creator and the star of the Broadway production, published an op-ed in The New York Times earlier this week urging stronger punishments for ticket brokers who use automated software to scoop up tickets en masse and resell them at huge markups. Resale sites like StubHub and VividSeats are already listing tickets for September performances of Hamilton in Chicago for as much as $3,890 a seat.

The clamor for tickets should only increase, if that's even possible, after this Sunday's broadcast of the Tony Awards, where Hamilton’s Broadway cast will perform and the show is expected to win most of the big awards (see our full list of predictions). So set an alarm for June 21, or risk throwing away your shot at the Chicago company’s first six months.

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