It's just about impossible to attend Broadway's biggest musical in decades — Hamilton — even if you have thousands to try to find a ticket and airfare to New York. But now there's hope for Houstonians who are itching to see what everyone is taking about.
But you'll still have to wait a while.
Producer Jeffrey Seller and Houston theater officials announced Tuesday that the national tour of Hamilton will be the centerpiece of the 2017-2018 Broadway at the Hobby Center season. Exact dates and information on how to purchase groups and single tickets will be announced at a later time, they added.
Hamilton tells the story of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. The score, blending hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, has drawn raves and recently won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast performed the opening number during the recent Grammy telecast. The musical is expected to sweep the Tony Awards in June.
The national tour opens in Chicago in September for an extended run and will also visit Los Angeles and San Francisco before coming to Houston either in the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018.
However, given the show's amazing popularity, officials said the best way to guarantee tickets to the Houston production is to purchase a season subscription for the Broadway at the Hobby Center 2016-2017 season. Subscribers who renew for the 2017-2018 season will be able to guarantee their seats before tickets become available to the general public.