'Hamilton' single-ticket OKC on-sale date announced
Oklahoma City theater fans who feel they are past patiently waitin’ won’t have to wait too much longer to snag tickets to the state premiere of the pop-culture phenomenon “Hamilton.”
Producer Jeffrey Seller and OKC Broadway announced this morning that single tickets for the OKC run of the national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical smash will go on sale to the public Friday, May 31 at www.okcbroadway.com and in person at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.
Tickets will be available for the July 30-Aug. 18 OKC performances at the Civic Center.
“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. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Oklahoma City engagement should be made through www.okcbroadway.com,” Seller said in a statement.
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There will be a maximum purchase limit of four tickets per account for the engagement, according to a news release.
Prices will range from $70 to $185, with a select number of $345 premium seats available for all performances.
There will be a lottery for 40 $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement. Prices do not include taxes and fees.
With book, music and lyrics by Miranda (whose credits also include the Disney movies “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Moana”), including a groundbreaking score that melds hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and show-tune stylings, the biopic of American founding father Alexander Hamilton in 2016 earned a record-setting 16 Tony Award nominations — it won 11, including best musical — and set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show.
Featuring songs like "Wait for It," “Alexander Hamilton,” “My Shot” and “Say No to This,” “Hamilton” also won the 2016 Grammy Award for best musical theater album, earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama and is slated to be adapted into a movie.
“I think the hype is still there. Unfortunately, there is still the bad hype, which is the scalping tickets. That is still going on and pretty rampant. When we talk about ‘Hamilton,’ we always say tickets are not (yet) on sale to the general public. So, if you are the general public and you have purchased a ticket just to ‘Hamilton’ … you have purchased it from a scalper. And you should be very, very cautious,” OKC Broadway General Manager Elizabeth W. Gray told The Oklahoman.
Gray advised fans to be patient and wait for the May 31 single-ticket on-sale date to avoid getting stuck with fake tickets. While most OKC Broadway shows run for eight performances, she noted that “Hamilton” will close its 2018-19 season with a three-week engagement.
“That’s 24 performances,” she said. “There will be an abundance of tickets available at the general on-sale.”
The co-creators of the Broadway smash –Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire – previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony-winning best musical “In the Heights” and in December received special recognition at the Kennedy Center Honors for “Hamilton.” The musical is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of the American statesman.
The show features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by Telsey + Company’s Bethany Knox and general management by Baseline Theatrical.
The musical is produced by Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
For more information on “Hamilton,” go to HamiltonMusical.com.