“Hamilton,” the hottest ticket on Broadway is coming to Charlotte on its first national tour, Blumenthal Performing Arts announced Wednesday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will arrive during Blumenthal’s 2017-18 Broadway Lights season.
No other details were immediately announced. – no dates, no ticket pricing, no casting.
“Hamilton” is the story of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. It features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap and R&B.
On Broadway, the show has sold out through January at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. It received a record 16 Tony Award nominations and is considered shoo-in for best musical on June 12. Earlier this year, “Hamilton” won a Pulitzer for Drama.
Season tickets for the 2016-17 Broadway Lights series are on sales now on the Blumenthal website or at 704-335-1010. Those who buy season tickets for the upcoming season will be first in line for the 2017-18 season, when “Hamilton” comes to town.
Buyers who purchase or renew season tickets for 2016-17 by June 5 will also receive four show swaps, free parking for Belk Theater shows and a $25 restaurant gift card.