CHICAGO – The musical HAMILTON will conclude its more than three (3) year run in Chicago at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) on January 5, 2020, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Chicago was the first city outside New York where HAMILTON opened; the production began performances on September 27, 2016 at what was then The PrivateBank Theatre.
Tickets for the final block will go on sale on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at CIBC Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. The CIBC Theatre Box Office will be open for advance sales from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“More people have seen HAMILTON in Chicago than any other city, including New York,” said producer Jeffrey Seller. “Chicago has been a cornerstone of our mission to make Hamilton as accessible to as many people as possible. We’ve loved our time here, and you can bet that ‘we’ll be back’.”
During its Chicago engagement, from September 2016 to January 2020, HAMILTON will have been attended by more than 2.6 million people, a number nearly equal to the population (2.7 million) of the city. More than 32,000 Chicago public school students and teachers have participated in HAMILTON’s singular, nationwide American history education program – popularly known as EduHam – since the musical arrived in Chicago.
During its 171-week run in Chicago, HAMILTON will have played a total of 1341 performances.
The current cast of HAMILTON in Chicago includes Andrew Call, Miguel Cervantes, Nikki Renée Daniels, Jamaal Fields-Green, Tamar Greene, Paris Nix, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Ebrin R. Stanley, Akron Watson, Aubin Wise, Sam Aberman, Aaron Alexander, Adam Ali-Perez, Robert Ariza, Giuseppe Bausilio, Remmie Bourgeois, Justin Bryant, Yossi Chaikin, Amanda Clement, Alexia Sky ColÓn, Meghan Faddis, Karlee Ferreira, Michael Samarie George, Sean Green, Jr., Dylan Hoffinger, Jared Howelton, Amber Jackson, Jimmie “JJ” Jeter, Mallory Michaellann, Sandra Okuboyejo, Antuan Magic Raimone, Willie Smith III, Keith Webb, Kyle Weiler, Ta-Tynisa Wilson and Mikey Winslow.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical HAMILTON is directed by Thomas Kail, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, with music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
The musical won 11 Tony Awards in 2016 including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for HAMILTON.
HAMILTON is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
For information on HAMILTON, visit www.HamiltonMusical.com, www.Facebook.com/HamiltonMusical, www.Instagram.com/HamiltonMusical and www.Twitter.com/HamiltonMusical, and the official app for HAMILTON is available for download at HamiltonBroadway.com/app, which offers an app-based show lottery, stickers, camera filters, a merchandise store, music, news, tickets and exclusive content with Lin-Manuel and the Hamilton companies.
Tickets for the final block will go on sale on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. CST and will be available at CIBC Theatre Box Office, the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line (800-775-2000) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. There is a maximum purchase limit of 12 tickets per household for performances between September 8, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Tickets for the final block range from $75.50 – $205.50 with select number of premium seats available for all performances. There will continue to be an online lottery for forty-four (44) $10 seats for all performances. Lottery seat locations vary per performance but will always include seats in the first row. Visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com/HamiltonLotteryFAQ or download the official Hamilton app at HamiltonBroadway.com/app for more lottery information.
There are many sites and people that are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases should be made through authorized Broadway In Chicago outlets.
ABOUT BROADWAY IN CHICAGO
Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 19 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.
Broadway In Chicago proudly celebrates 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre. For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
HAMILTON: THE MUSEUM EXHIBITION
NOW OPEN ON NORTHERLY ISLAND
Hamilton: The Museum Exhibition, inspired by the revolutionary musical, recently opened on Chicago’s Northerly Island. Chicago Tribune called The Exhibition “a visually imaginative and really, really huge exploration of Alexander Hamilton and the birth of the American republic. The Exhibition is executed at the highest levels of art and craft. Chicago has never seen anything quite like this.” The New York Times writes The Exhibition “is without precedent in the theater world.”
Featuring interactive games and displays, lifelike projections, full-scale statues, and Instagram-worthy art installations, The Exhibition takes visitors deeper into Alexander Hamilton’s life as it chronicles the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.
Underscored by a brand-new, 27-piece orchestral recording of the music from Hamilton, the exhibition also features an audio tour narrated by the musical’s author, Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Phillipa Soo and Christopher Jackson, who played Eliza Schuyler and George Washington in the original Broadway production. Joanne B. Freeman, historical advisor and Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, also narrates.
Hamilton: The Museum Exhibition is a collaboration between Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, creative director and set designer David Korins, producer Jeffrey Seller, orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, and Yale University historian and historical advisor to the exhibit Joanne B. Freeman. Harvard Law Professor and historian Annette Gordon-Reed is also providing historical consultation.
In an effort to engage with as many people as possible, and to bring as many students into the exhibit as possible, Hamilton: The Museum Exhibition is offering free group admission to all Chicago Public School students in grades four and higher.
Hamilton: The Museum Exhibition is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience the full story of Alexander Hamilton and the inspiring founding of our nation.
Individual tickets for The Exhibition are available on Ticketmaster.com and HamiltonExhibition.com. The timed entry tickets are $39.50 for adults, $32.50 for senior/military and $25 for youth ages 4-14. For groups of 10 or more, contact Broadway In Chicago at 312-977-1710 or BICgroups.com.
For exhibition hours and more information visit HamiltonExhibition.com.