Chicago is on fire and this time it has nothing to do with a cow. No, the culprit is a rapping, hip-shaking musical that turns the history of a founding father literally on its head. Hamilton An American Musical is "the story of America then, told by America now" and everyone wants to listen. Tickets for the opening season of Hamilton in Chicago immediately sold out back in the summer but for late comers, there are still chances to score tickets.
Plan your trip to see Hamilton in Chicago — the city is its first home post Broadway — and see for yourself why this hit production snagged an amazing 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
26 More Weeks of Tickets Released
As of Tuesday, a block of tickets covering March 21, 2017 – September 17, 2017 Chicago performances went on sale. Buy tickets online at broadwayinchicago.com and via Ticketmaster at http://bit.ly/HamiltonCHI, or in person downtown at The PrivateBank Theatre box office at 18 W. Monroe Street. You can also call the Broadway in Chicago ticket line at (800) 775-2000. Tickets range in price from $65-$180 and there is a limit of six per person.
$10 Daily Digital Lottery
For the tech savvy (ok it's simple really, just fill out the form!), there is a digital lottery offered for day-of-performance tickets. There are 44 tickets total at $10 each that will be sold before every show according to a random raffle. The catch is that you will be notified if you win immediately and only have an hour to buy your tickets. Ticket locations can be anywhere in the theater, not just obstructed seats for example. Find lottery times and details on how to enter at broadwayinchicago.com/HamiltonLottery.
Hamilton Hotel Packages
For fancy fans, Hamilton theater packages are available at landmark, luxury hotels. The Conrad Chicago Hamilton Package features two tickets for the December 9 performance at 7:30pm, a night's stay in a premium suite and a $150 dining credit at the hotel's Baptiste & Bottle restaurant. The price is $3,500.
The Waldorf Astoria also offers a Dinner & A Show package with two tickets for the October 5 or December 9 performances at 7:30pm, $200 dining credit at The Kitchen restaurant, valet parking and breakfast in bed for two. The cost is $3,795.
Enjoy Hamilton themed treats before or after the show at the nearby newly-opened restaurant The Dearborn (145 N. Dearborn Street). Guests can sip Hamiltini's, made with Cruzan rum and Manzanilla sherry for $13 representing the 13 original colonies, as well as The Hamilton Dessert of macarons and homemade vanilla bean ice cream, throughout the show's run.
Looking for more theater options? Learn about the League of Chicago Theatres and get a full calendar of the latest local productions at chicagoplays.com, in addition to half price theater tickets for shows happening right now. Then find your perfect dinner and a show combo or take your pick of pre-show cocktails options.
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