“Hamilton” plays a big performance tonight as the three leading Tony winners all depart the show including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, and Phillippa Soo. (Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs remain for the moment.)
On Stub Hub, there are 100 tickets from resellers. They range from $1,350 to just about $10,000. Someone apparently bought the pair in A 105-106 for $40,000.
The show won a total of 11 Tonys, and a Pulitzer, and has so many other awards we can’t count ’em. I’m so glad I got to see it back in February 2015 at the Public Theater on opening night.
That was a crazy night. The audience was wild. The backers all wanted to move to Broadway the next day. Instead, they waited until last August, which was a wise move for them and a bad one for every other new musical coming to town. You knew instantly that “Hamilton” was a phenomenon.
So, on to new things for the departing cast. And Brandon Victor Dixon, who “Hamilton” lost a job for in “Shuffle Along,” is replacing Odom. We will still be talking about “Hamilton” at least five years from now, maybe 10. Remarkable.