The Founding Fathers have marched west and made “Hamilton” the hottest ticket in Los Angeles.
“Hamilton” was the biggest thing to hit Broadway in ages with its 11 Tony Award wins this past June. But more massive than the list of awards it has won was the price of tickets to see it. Before the announcement of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final curtain call, tickets were averaging $1,159 each. Tickets for his final performance on July 9, 2016 went for an astronomical $3,391, with the most expensive fetched a whopping $6,580.
Despite the pricey fee, tickets were nearly impossible to get, which made for plenty of late night TV jokes when Donald Trump supporters called for a boycott of the Broadway show in Nov. 2016 after Mike Pence was directly addressed by the cast on stage during their curtain.
The “Hamilton” tour moves to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a five-month engagement starting in August. Good luck getting tickets. If you’re anything like the people below, you’re going to need it.
— TimH (@timhaverford) April 30, 2017
Getting #HamiltonLA tickets feels like sitting on the 405. I'm not going anywhere. How long does "sit tight" mean?! It's been 48 minutes!
— Amanda Blide (@amandablide) April 30, 2017
— ARU (@AnaRebeca) April 30, 2017
currently trying on 5 devices for #HamiltonLA and this is officially the most STRESSFUL HOUR OF MY LIFE
— em-zo (@pastaloverPHD) April 30, 2017
Not even Aaron Burr can get tickets to #HamiltonLA
— Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) April 30, 2017
— Janice Cantano Kay (@janicekay_) April 30, 2017
— AmericanPaisa (@AmericanPaisa) April 30, 2017
— Carlton Gillespie (@CarltonGilles) April 30, 2017
— DaVette See (@mariavah) April 30, 2017
— Carlyle Crawford (@amateurliving) April 30, 2017
And, at last, the sweet smell of success!
— Betsy Rivera (@echsbetsy) April 30, 2017