Monday, May 27, 2024

Broadway: 100 Tix Left for “Hamilton” Big Show Tonight from $1,300-$10,000


“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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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