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More 'Hamilton' Tickets Coming Via New Lottery; Here's How To Get Them

By David Matthews | September 20, 2016 11:46am
 Member of the original
Member of the original "Hamilton" cast during its run on Broadway in New York
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Broadway In Chicago

DOWNTOWN — Chicagoans have a new chance to see "Hamilton." 

Through a lottery.

The smash hit musical will conduct a day-of-show ticket lottery for every Chicago performance, beginning with its local debut Sept. 27. 

"Hamilton," a groundbreaking hip-hopera about America's Founding Fathers, will award 44 $10 tickets on the day of every show. 

Here's how to enter: Visit BroadwayInChicago.com/HamiltonLottery to check for available performances and fill out an entry form. Those who enter will be notified whether they win tickets through the lottery or not, and winners will have an hour to pay for their tickets online. 

Lottery winners can then pick up their tickets 30 minutes before showtime at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. 

"Hamilton" had already won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize by the time tickets went on sale here in June. Tickets to the best shows quickly sold out, with resellers promptly asking as much as $10,000 on websites such as StubHub.

The musical released a new batch of tickets at face value last week.

The show also plans to allow CPS students to attend matinee performances at steeply discounted price, thanks to a Rockefeller Foundation grant. Those details are expected to be announced in a few months. 

People are limited to one lottery entry per performance. Those who enter must be 18 years old and have a valid, nonexpired photo ID that matches the names used to enter. Tickets are nontransferable, and prices include a $3 facility fee. 

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