The hottest theater phenomenon in the United States — and arguably the world — is finally hitting Houston.
Fans of the Broadway behemoth Hamilton have devoured the tale of the life of founding father — and the first U.S. Treasury Secretary — Alexander Hamilton. Emmy, Tony, and Grammy-winning auteur Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-fused musical jaunt has redefined the perception of American theater, and subsequently sent audiences into a frenzy for tickets on Broadway and in touring markets.
The show arrives in Houston as part of the 2017-2018 BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center series. Tickets were part of the season package for subscribers; non-members can purchase tickets — online only — on Friday, February 23, at 10 am. Tickets will be available for performances April 24-May 20, 2018. There's one caveat: buyers must first pre-register via a new service called Ticketmaster Verified Fan.
Registration via Ticketmaster Verified Fan is currently active and will close Monday, February 19, at 11:59 pm. Those who pre-registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via email on Thursday, February 22 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on-sale. The service is said to help buyers shortcut scalpers and bots.
There is a maximum purchase limit of four tickets per household for the engagement; tickets range from $80.50-$194.50, with a select number of $592.50 premium seats available. There will be a lottery for 32 of the $10 orchestra seats for all performances. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the Hobby Center Box Office for walk-up patrons, starting at 11 am on February 23.