If you also find yourself strangely obsessed with the country’s first Secretary of the Treasury, then you’re probably shaking with excitement that Hamilton, the 11-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, is coming starting September 27, but tickets go on sale tomorrow. (How lucky we are to be alive right now.)
Here are four things you need to do to claim your seats--but you better draw fast.
Today: Make some decisions. How many tickets do you need? When do you want to see the show? And what’s your budget for this whole Hamilton thing? Knowing what you’re going after in advance will make the whole ticket-getting thing that much less panic-inducing tomorrow. Trust us. (We have friends who are New Yorkers.)
Tomorrow morning 10 a.m.: Go to broadwayinchicago.com or call 800-775-2000. You can expect to drop anywhere from $65 to $212 for tickets--premium seats go for $600. You can also expect the site to be completely flooded with traffic, so it might act a little wonky. Patience is a virtue.
No luck there? Try ticketmaster.com. It has a site called TicketMaster Plus, where it allows tickets to be resold. But, prepare: prices here will be steep.
Go in person. If you have the strength to tackle this stuff face-to-face--and aren’t afraid of lines--stop by PrivateBank’s box office at 18 W. Monroe Street.
OK, so it all seems a bit daunting, but here’s the good news: A day-of show drawing, starting on September 27 with the first performance, will release 44 $10 seats for all performances, with seats in the first two rows of the theater. We wish we could tell you more, but details won’t be available till September.
Until then, good luck, friends! And remember, the founding fathers believed in justice for all. Surely, that means your odds are good.