“Hamilton” Heading to Chicago

Kyle Hurt, Staff Member

The Broadway musical “Hamilton” is scheduled to start an open ended run in Chicago starting September 27th, 2016. This will kick off the first national tour of the production. This news was announced December 8th by the show’s producer Jefferey Teller.

“I’m going to bring to Chicago a production of the same size, volume and quality as the one at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York,” Seller said in an interview. The show is expected to be in Chicago for at least a year and most likely closer to two years.

The show will “serve at the pleasure of Chicago audiences,” Seller said.

The Private Bank Theatre, formerly known as the Majestic Theatre, will serve as the home of “Hamilton” for its run in Chicago.

The rumor going around the industry says a second company will be created to serve a west coast production of “Hamilton” which will then tour around the rest of the country while the Chicago production stays at The Private Bank Theatre.

“Chicago is the biggest theater market after New York,” Seller said. “I wanted to sit down in a city that could support the show for a long term.”

“Hamilton”, while in New York, has sold out pretty much every performance since its opening last summer. Hundreds of people show up for a ticket lottery everyday for that nights performance.

Ticket information and news about casting will be announced at a later date, but I think it’s safe to assume that “Hamilton” is bound for success in Chicago.

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