Broadway in Chicago held an introduction press conference last week for the cast of Hamilton, which will open in previews September 27 at the Private Bank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St.
Director Thomas Kail and Music Director Alex Lacamoire introduced the large cast, actor by actor, on a small stage in the theater lobby. The cast is mostly drawn from outside Chicago. Lacamoire noted that the band is made up of all Chicago musicians.
Kail told how he had been inspired in his theater career by stories of the founders of Steppenwolf Theatre getting their start in a suburban church basement. He and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, have been friends since their days at Wesleyan University.
Hamilton opens formally in mid-October for an extended run.
A new block of tickets for 26 more weeks will go on sale September 27 at 10am at the PrivateBank Theatre box office, the Broadway In Chicago ticket line (800-775-2000) and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. The theater box office will be open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster.
Ticket prices range from $65 to $180 for regular performances with some premium seats available for all performances. There will be an online day of show lottery for forty-four (44) $10 seats for all performances. Lottery seat locations vary per performance but will always include seats in the first row. For more lottery info, visit http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/HamiltonLotteryFAQ.
Broadway in Chicago cautions that many sites and people are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent, tickets. Secondary sites such as StubHub and Vivid are resellers and do not sell official tickets.