Here’s How to Score Tickets as “Hamilton’ Makes its Way Back to Pittsburgh
The performances are part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series at the Benedum Center.
Want to be in the room where it happens? Well, you’ll be able to get your tickets soon.
Producer Jeffrey Seller, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Broadway Across America announced Friday that single tickets for “Hamilton” will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 on TrustArts.org.
The tickets are for performances taking place Feb. 22 through March 13, 2022 at the Benedum Center, Downtown.
The show was originally slated to come to Pittsburgh in early 2021. However amid COVID-19 shutdowns, stay-at-home-orders and the chaotic stillness that characterized the early days of the pandemic, it was postponed.
The ticket sales announcement comes just as live shows are starting to return to the Cultural District, albeit with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
“As the lights come up across Cultural District stages following an extra-long intermission, we are absolutely thrilled that the return of Hamilton is part of our come-back season,” says Marc Fleming, vice president of Marketing, Communications, and Broadway Programming for the Cultural Trust, in a press release. “We know that ‘Hamilton,’ along with other phenomenal events, will attract hundreds of thousands of guests to fill restaurants, add jobs and bring an increased vibrancy to Downtown.”
There is a maximum purchase limit of nine tickets per account. Prices range from $49 to $179, with a select number of premium seats available from $299 for all performances. There will also be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the show’s opening.
Seller also cautioned theater-goers about the possibility of counterfeit or price-gouged tickets, and urged attendees to only buy straight from the source.
“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,” he says in the press release. “For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh engagement should be made through TrustArts.org.”
Telling the story of Alexander Hamilton, the musical has been lauded as a revolutionary moment in theater. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on the 2004 biography by Ron Chernow, the show has taken home Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway stylings, it opened in 2015 and quickly made its way to No. 6 on the top-10 list of highest-grossing musicals ever.
It’s so universally beloved, in fact, that former President Barack Obama once remarked that a fondness for it is the only thing he has in common with former Vice President Dick Cheney.
The musical is produced by Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.