‘Hamilton’ Tickets for 2017 Performances Go On Sale This Sunday
We're only a short drive from Manhattan, so it's quite common for Shore residents to head to Broadway to see great shows. Just last weekend I saw 'Kinky Boots' and 'School of Rock' in New York City. Tickets for the show have been sold out for months. There are no tickets available for any of the show's remaining 2016 performances directly from the venue.
A block of tickets for late January through mid-May 2017 will go on sale on Sunday, June 12, at 8pm ET (just as the Tony Awards telecast begins). Premium tickets for these shows will cost a record-setting $849 (up from $549 previously).
Producers say they've set this high price tag to help thwart scalpers for premium seats (which are believed to be mostly center orchestra seats).
Other tickets that will go on sale tomorrow will run from $179 to $199, up from a previous starting price of $139.
How do you get your hands on these Hamilton tickets? Start refreshing your internet browsers on Ticketmaster.com tomorrow at 7:59 pm for whatever seats are available for those shows. Keep in mind that American Express cardholders had access to a presale earlier this week for that same window of shows, and it is not clear how many seats are left.
It's pretty crazy that a musical about Alexander Hamilton is causing this much hype. The show's soundtrack is really good though, I have to admit it.
I've been watching ticket prices online for 'Hamilton' for a while on sites like Stubhub, and ticket prices are well over $1,000 for shows. The show's star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will wrap up his time starring in the Broadway show on July 9th. Ticket prices for Miranda's final show are averaging more than $4,700 online.
“In terms of most expensive shows in Broadway history, nothing even comes close," Chris Matcovich, a vice president with TiqIQ, an online ticket site that connects sellers with buyers told the NY Post this week.
The show does a digital ticket lottery for front row seats to all of their performances. Odds of winning seats to the show? Not that great since it's reported that at least 10,000 people enter the lottery each day.
Think all of this is pretty crazy? We found a pretty funny Facebook page that is following one New Yorkers efforts to get tickets the show on a Facebook page called Will Mark Levy ever See Hamilton? As of June 1, he's failed to obtain tickets in 32 attempts.