Dear Theatre Fans
I just found out that New York City's mega hit Broadway sensation Hamilton has announced a "road company tour" of this rap musical sensation that is thrilling audiences that are visiting New York from all over the world. Thank goodness for this as so many theatergoers are being turned away from buying tickets for the New York performances due to the extremely high secondary market ticket prices. The show is sold out for every performance and this makes the demand for the tickets much higher than usual, creating the highest "secondary market" prices I've ever seen.
Hamilton will kick off its national tour at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco playing 21 weeks beginning in March 2017 then move on to play the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from August 11 through December 30, 2017. Nine additional cities will be included in the tour after that (kindly see the list below).
Atlanta / Fox Theatre
Boston / Boston Opera House
Costa Mesa, CA / Segerstrom Center For the Arts
Des Moines, IA / Des Moines Performing Arts
Houston / Hobby Center
Las Vegas / The Smith Center
Portland. OR / Keller Auditorium
Seattle / The Paramount
Tempe, AZ / ASU Gammage
I feel confident that this national road company of Hamilton will add other cities to the tour so that most of the country can have a local opportunity to see one of the most popular shows to ever play in the legitimate theatre. In addition, Hamilton will launch a permanent production in Chicago on September 27, 2016 at Chicago's PrivateBank Theatre. I can't imagine that the Chicago run would last less than a year or so, maybe more. Additional productions of the show are expected outside of New York and a production in London's West End is being planned as I write this article for Applause Ticket News sometime in 2017.
In all my 39 years in the Broadway ticket business I've never seen a show with demand like Hamilton has. This incredibly inventive show about Alexander Hamilton, our nations first treasury secretary, is sure to please theatergoing audiences all over the world for many years to come.
Best wishes to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the actors and actresses of Hamilton and everyone associated with the creative team. The show is a once in a lifetime mega hit. They deserve our praise for not only having millions of theatergoers clamor to see the show but for the significant increase in interest and ticket purchases for so many other Broadway and Off Broadway shows currently playing as well.
Cheers and best wishes for Broadway's Hamilton. Need Hamilton tickets on Broadway? Just call Applause-Tickets at 212-307-7050 or 800-451-9930. You can do so 24/7.
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