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Hip-hop-heavy Hamilton finally hits Houston, with tickets on sale now

Hip-hop-heavy Hamilton finally hits Houston, with tickets on sale now

Chris De'Sean Lee and cast of Hamilton, Chicago company
Hamilton hits Houston in April. Photo by Joan Marcus

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.