If you predicted last year the highest grossing Broadway show of all time would be a hip-hop themed take on our founding father Alexander Hamilton, whose claim to fame was being killed in a duel with the vice president, you’d have sounded totally crazy and been completely right.
“Hamilton” is the smash hit of the year. It’s earned about $60 million in advance ticket sales, has a best-selling soundtrack and a sold-out show for months.
People are even going #Ham4Ham daily, attempting to win the few $10 front-row seats that are raffled off every day.
The Ham4Ham lottery has turned into a mini spectacle of its own with fun performances by the actors and guests, such as Taran Killam. And yes, HUNDREDS of guests turn up to try their luck.
However, due to dangerous overcrowding, the lottery is moving online — great news if you don’t want to sit in the cold; sad news if you wanted to see the three King Georges sing together.
If you’re looking to win in the lottery, ticket drawing starts at 9:30 a.m. daily. If you go for the matinee, you’ll have until 11 to submit. If you go for evening performances, you have until 4 p.m. There’s one entry per person, and you win two tickets.
Twenty-one seats are up for grabs, so what are you waiting for?
Try your luck here.
Update: 50,000 people tried to buy Hamilton tickets online yesterday, which crashed the site. They are temporarily moving back to a live lottery until they can figure out a way to keep the site online without a server crash.