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‘Hamilton’ will leave Chicago early next year

Miguel Cervantes and the Chicago cast of Hamilton
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus Miguel Cervantes and the Chicago cast of Hamilton

Don't throw away your shot to see Hamilton in Chicago before the award-winning musical packs its bags and leaves town on January 5, 2020. Producer Jeffrey Seller announced yesterday that Hamilton will end its run at CIBC Theatre after more than three years and a total of 1,341 performances. Tickets for the final block of shows go on sale Friday, May 17 at 10am. You can get them online at broadwayinchicago.com or by visiting the CIBC Theatre box office (18 W Monroe St) or calling the Broadway in Chicago ticket line at 800-775-2000.

"More people have seen Hamilton in Chicago than any other city, including New York," says Seller. "Chicago has been a cornerstone of our mission to make Hamilton as accessible to as many people as possible. We’ve loved our time here, and you can bet that 'we'll be back.'"

More than 2.6 million people will have attended the local production of Hamilton by January 5, according to a release from Broadway in Chicago. That includes more than 32,000 Chicago Public School students and teachers visiting under the musical's history education program, dubbed EduHam. And if you didn't catch Seller's play on words, it sounds like we haven't seen the last of Hamilton in Chicago. 

If you're already flexing your fingers in anticipation of buying tickets on Friday, there are a few things you should know: Each household is limited to 12 tickets between September 8 and January 5, 2020, and tickets are going for $75.50–$205.50. The online lottery will continue offering 44 $10 seats at all remaining shows, though we imagine the competition will be much stiffer. Raise a glass (and your credit card) to the final run of Hamilton in Chicago. 

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