Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Local fans of HAMILTON: An American Musical have been waiting for the announcement for some time: tickets for the tour’s Pittsburgh stop go on sale Mon., Nov. 5 at 9 a.m.
If you've somehow missed the headlines for the past three years, HAMILTON is the story of Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who rose to prominence during the Revolutionary War and was the nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Telling American history by blending hip hop, jazz, blues, showtunes. and R&B, the producers describe the show as “the story of America then, as told by America now.” It was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards in 2016.
HAMILTON’s stay in Pittsburgh will consist of 32 performances from Jan. 1 through Jan. 27, 2019 at the Benedum Center. General tickets for the performances range from $81-190, with a select number of premium seats available for $420.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced a maximum purchase limit of 4 tickets per household. Tickets are available via the Cultural Trust website and a limited number of tickets will be available at the Box Office at Theater Square on Penn Ave.
Anticipating high demand, the Cultural Trust has set up a virtual waiting room for account holders logging in Monday prior to 9 a.m., at which point logged in users will be given a random place in line, informed of their place and redirected to a purchasing screen when their place is up.
Once tickets are put in your cart, you have 11 minutes to complete the purchase before those tickets are released. Users arriving after 9 a.m. will be placed in order at the back of the line.
To increase the chance of getting the seat you want, the Cultural Trust recommends setting up your account ahead of time and getting familiar with the Benedum’s pricing zones and performance dates. Patrons will not be able to “select your own seat” like other Cultural Trust performances and will be offered the best seats available based on date, quantity requested, and the pricing zone.
Email and print-at-home tickets are not available, and patrons should expect their Hamilton tickets in the mail about 30 days after purchase.
There are no discounts available. However, there will be a lottery for $10 Hamilton tickets for every performance, with details being released by the Cultural Trust closer to the performance. The signed, interpreted, and closed-captioned performance is Jan. 27 and the audio described performance is Jan. 26.
All ticket sales are final, and the Cultural Trust and show producers warn theater-goers to beware of secondary sale sites. If posting ticket pictures on social media, be sure to cover up the ticket’s barcode and any personal information.