Hamilton Finally Arrives in Los Angeles – Tickets Go On Sale Soon

Unless you have been living in a cave, you are aware the biggest thing to hit Broadway and musical theater is the story of Alexander Hamilton. The breakout hit started Off-Broadway, quickly moved to Broadway and has been sold out since then and seemingly forever.

Los Angelenos starving to see the show have either travelled out of town to see the road show, or ventured all the way to the Big Apple and mortgaged their homes to get tickets on the secondary market. Or they have slept in front of the box office, hoping for a miracle ticket and / or the lottery pick to point at them.

The Hamilton production will open at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on August 11 and run until just before New Year’s Eve. No word if the run will be extended into 2018, so mark your calendar to enter the scrum for tickets:

There is a maximum purchase limit of 6 tickets per household for the engagement.  Tickets range from $85 – $225 with a select number of premium seats available for all performances and increased pricing during the holidays. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 Orchestra seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

Chris De’Sean Lee, Jose Ramos, Wallace Smith, Miguel Cervantes – Hamilton – (c) Joan Marcus 2016

Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  He is also the eponymous inspiration for my college alma mater. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.