Hamilton: An American Musical is the hautest ticket in town. Everyone is talking about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop take on the classic tale. With so much buzz around the Broadway hit, it comes as no surprise that ticket prices have gone way up. Except this time they have gone up to a record-breaking amount of $849.
This recently announced price, which will get you a top premium seat, has topped the former record-holding $477 seats at The Book of Mormon. There is no doubt that Hamilton is now the hardest ticket to get on Broadway. The musical show tells the story of American Found Father Alexander Hamilton. The music, lyrics, and book were all written by Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. The play has attracted a diverse and high-end audience from celebrities to socialites and politicians.
This new price point has caused quite the debate for the rest of the world. As you can imagine, $849 isn’t really a feasible option for most people. In attempts to entertain this audience, lead producer Jeffrey Seller has increased the amount of last-minute digital lottery seats from 21 to 46 that will only cost these lucky few a mere $10.
Seller told Sentinel & Enterprise that, “It’s not a token amount. Forty-six tickets a night is a lot of tickets,” said Seller on Thursday. “On an annual basis, 19,000 people will receive an opportunity to see ‘Hamilton’ in the first two rows for $10.”
“We know that scalpers have been buying our tickets — often in illegal ways — and reselling them for four or five or six times their face value. And we know that all of those dollars are going to those usurious brokers and they’re not going to the very people that create the play, perform the play or work on the play every single day,” Seller explained to Sentinel & Enterprise.
The play is so popular that even at $849 it is consistently sold out. Get your tickets while you still have a chance to witness the world’s favorite new Broadway success.