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Fireworks and More Slated for HAMILTON's Opening Night on Broadway

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Lin-Manuel Miranda's new hit musical HAMILTON has special events planned for before and after its official opening night tomorrow, August 6, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Up first will be the daily drawing for lottery seats when the producers of Hamilton make available a limited number of $10 #Ham4Ham mezzanine seats for the Opening Night performance. The lottery will take place in front of the theatre earlier than usual: names will be gathered starting at 1:30 p.m. with the lottery winners announced at 2 p.m. The lottery drawing will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Later in the evening, the public is invited to enjoy a special display of fireworks on the Hudson River starting at 10:45 p.m. Viewing is recommended along the West Side waterfront from Christopher Street to Pier 66 (West 26 St.). While watching the fireworks people can also listen to a 12-minute musical compilation of Americana that accompanies the display via simulcast by logging on to

At 10:01 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 a new block of seats for Hamilton will go on sale through June 4, 2016. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 877-250-2929 or online at or log on to During normal business hours tickets are on sale at the theatre's box office.

Inspired by the book ALEXANDER Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hamilton features book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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