Single Tickets for Bushnell's 'Hamilton' To Go On Sale Saturday, Sept. 8
"Hamilton" fans take note.
Single tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. for the three-week run at Hartford's Bushnell.
The show will play Dec. 11 to 30 at the 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall,.
Tickets go on sale that day at www.bushnell.org and at The Bushnell Box Office (166 Capitol Avenue). Tickets will be available for performances December 11 – December 30, 2018.
There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per account for the engagement. When tickets go on sale, prices will range from $68.50 to $198.50 with a select number of $498.50 premium seats available for all performances (plus applicable service fees). There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.
Jeffrey Seller notes, “It's tempting to get tickets any way you can. There are many sites and people who 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 for the Hartford engagement should be made through www.bushnell.org.”
Tickets will NOT be available for purchase by phone. Additional seats will be made available for sale closer to the engagement.
“The producers of "Hamilton”’ say half of all the tickets will be available to the general public. For the three week run this is a bit more than 30,000 tickets. The other half is available for renewing, new subscribers and donors to the Bushnell.
There will also be an on-line ticket lottery via the official “Hamilton” app for a limited amount of seats. Fans can enter the lottery in the morning, on the day before the show you want to see. If your name is picked you just have a few hours to claim the discounted ticket. (They were $10 fun Seattle.)
The Bushnell is the only authorized ticket dealer for the run. Says the theater's website:: “Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that The Bushnell is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.”
I will also be presenting "10 Things to Know Before You See Hamilton" at The Mark Twain House & Museum on Thursday, Sept 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
From an earlier press release:
"Hamilton" has changed how we view musicals as well as our own American history, says Frank Rizzo, who also writes for The Hartford Courant, The New York Times, Hartford and Connecticut magazines, and American Theatre magazine. Lin-Manuel Miranda's innovative show is rich in music, character, story, and history. Having a fuller understanding of the musical can make the experience of seeing or even listening to 'Hamilton 'all the more enjoyable.
Rizzo has previously presented a three-class course about the musical for University of Hartfords Presidents' College and has lectured about the show in venues in Connecticut and New York City.
In his audio-visual presentation, Rizzo describes the back story of the shows creation, discusses how the artistic team developed the work over time, reveals how accurate the musical is to history, and talks about Hamilton's impact on education, politics, and culture. By breaking down a song or two, he'll also show why the musical is as revolutionary as its subject matter.
Tickets are $20.