‘Hamilton’ to leave Chicago next January

 

Cast of 'Hamilton'. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Cast of ‘Hamilton’. Photo by Joan Marcus.

 

Blocks of tickets have periodically been put up for sale, thus extending the hit Broadway show’s Chicago run since September 2016. But the last block of tickets will go on sale May 17,2019 at 10 a.m.

Those tickets can be bought at the CIBC Theatre’s box office (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 18 W. Monroe St., on the Broadway In Chicago 800-775-2000 number and online at BroadwayInChicago.

“More people have seen “Hamilton” in Chicago than any other city, including New York,” said producer Jeffrey 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’.”

By the numbers: The Chicago run will be 171 weeks, 1,341 performances, seen by more than 2.6 million attendees plus more than 32,000 Chicago Public School students and teachers have participated in the show’s EduHam, an American history education program.

The musical, “Hamilton,” is based on the book, “Alexander Hamilton,” a biography of the Founding Father by Ron Chernow. Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the musical’s lyrics, music and book won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Directed by Thomas Kail, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler with music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” took 11 Tony Awards in 2016 including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations.  It’s produced by Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

For Hamilton lottery ticket information visit BroadwayInChicago/HamiltonLottery or HamiltonBroadway.

For more information see Hamilton Musical  or visit its social media sites: Facebook/Hamilton, Instagram/Hamilton and Twitter/Hamilton.

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Jodie Jacobs

 

 

 

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