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Did anyone else attempt the Hamilton Amex pre-sale today?

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Thanksgiving weekend?  I believe someone else said the price was definitley jacked up for that time.  Like Xmas/New Year's as well.

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Hi - 

 

So I have a few questions:

#1 - what percentage of seats did they release for the Amex presale

#2 - did they have any $199 seats or less in the presale - 

#3 - what are my chances for getting 28 tickets for a Hamilton performance next January?

Thanks - 

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bwaybri2 said: "#3 - what are my chances for getting 28 tickets for a Hamilton performance next January?"

 

Not sure how well/often it is enforced, but there is a 14-ticket limit per person per day. But in any case, with that many tickets, you should be going through group sales.

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I was told they are not handling group sales at this time.  (doesn't mean that information is correct.)

 

What percentage?  We don't know, frankly.

$199 Seats.....seems to be their new "non premium, full price"; some seats in the rear mezz are set at about 120 (if I remember from earlier in this very thread.)

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On their website, it says:

GROUP TICKETS (20+)

For the Group Sales Box Office, call 1.800.BROADWAY x2 or visit www.broadway.com/groups

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I was told it has been months since they honored any group requests - 

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bwaybri2 said: "what are my chances for getting 28 tickets for a Hamilton performance next January?"

 

You better hop to it, buddy.

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bwaybri2 said: "Hi - 

So I have a few questions:

#2 - did they have any $199 seats or less in the presale - 

 

I bought two orchestra seats in Row Q and they were $199 each before fees.

 

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Just because they list the number, doesn't mean they are booking groups.

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I will try my luck in getting tix to the show in Chicago! After May I will have seen Hamilton on Broadway 3x anyways. I think that is enough!

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Zero chance for group ticket sales. The blocks of Wednesday performances to NYC students seem to be the producers way of making amends with the lack of group tickets for students. 

Does anyone else feel like it will cost more to see the show in Chicago/SF than NYC?

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What do you mean, does anyone "feel like it"?

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Does anyone else feel like it will cost more to see the show in Chicago/SF than NYC?

Since the orchestra seats that were $477 (now $549) in NYC are $588 in Chicago it's safe to say yes. 

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So where are you finding the Hamilton tix in Chicago? Because all I am finding now is "Hamilton Chicago tickets will be on sale soon"

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ebontoyan said: "So where are you finding the Hamilton tix in Chicago? Because all I am finding now is "Hamilton Chicago tickets will be on sale soon"

A friend called the box office and that is what they were told.

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$588 is the cost of an entire Chicago 2016-2017 subscription, though, right? Since this year's package is $549 for orch on weekends, it makes sense that next year's package, with Hamilton, could be $588 for those same seats.

Or was your friend actually quoted $588 for one orch ticket for Hamilton in Chicago?

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bwaybri2 said: "Hi - 

 

 

 

So I have a few questions:

#2 - did they have any $199 seats or less in the presale - 

"

Yes, they did. $199, $179, and $139 tickets were available.

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Quoted that as a price of a top orchestra seat. Like I said previously, I think previous subscribers will not bear the brunt of the inflated prices. There may be a slight hike for them. New subscribes may have higher prices-I don't know. When the first BOM tour came through Buffalo, with my subscription I was paying under $100 for the ticket but single ticket buyers were paying $150+

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^I called Broadway in Chicago box office today. I was told that they were not selling single Hamilton tickets or season tickets including Hamilton yet and did not know pricing and to check back again next month. They were selling group tickets though (minimum 20 tickets) and prices per tix were $250+Fees (premium/Orchestra), $139 + Fees (non premium Orchestra/Front Mezz), lower for Rear Mezz. Single non season tix may be higher than group tix but not $588 as mentioned earlier. They were selling tix only thru early Jan 2017 though.  I think this show will sell easily but still  needs to be proven out. And if it does sell I won't be surprised if prices go as high up as $588 or higher per tix (And I'm not talking resale market here) like in NYC

 

If you live in the Midwest seeing the show in Chicago will not be as expensive as seeing the show in NYC.  No hotel/airfare to consider.  I can stay with family/friends and drive to Chicago (I live in Iowa). But that is only thru early Jan 2017. Who knows what the prices will be after that!

Updated On: 1/29/16 at 11:03 PM
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NJ_BroadwayGirl said: "My query is - is ticketmaster successfully combatting scalper robot purchase?"

 

I managed to get tickets through the Amex sale. $229 for Orch row R near the aisle during Thanksgiving week, 8pm show. A day or two after ordering I received this message from Ticketmaster:

 

For big events it takes time to ensure all orders are from real fans. We'll email you the minute they're ready to view/print/ship.

 

Not sure if that's normal for all Broadway shows, but there you go. At least they are taking their time to vet the purchases somehow. And they are taking as long as they need, in addition to whatever checks they have during the live purchase frenzy.

 

I also saw the interactive seating chart for about a minute before it got turned off due to volume. No more than a tenth of the seats were available for the presale, if that.

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Interesting message - I definitely didn't receive anything like that. But perhaps it is tied to the timing of your ticket purchase near the holiday. 

 

I didnt get get on until around 12:30 on Monday and the non-premium orchestra was well picked over, but the interactive seating chart was back. 

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Anakela said: "$588 is the cost of an entire Chicago 2016-2017 subscription, though, right? Since this year's package is $549 for orch on weekends, it makes sense that next year's package, with Hamilton, could be $588 for those same seats.

 

Or was your friend actually quoted $588 for one orch ticket for Hamilton in Chicago?

 

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The BIC subscription package does not include Hamilton as of now.  The six shows are Fun Home, 42nd street, bullets over Broadway, finding neverland, the Sound of Music, and SpongeBob, a few of which are after Hamilton opens. This is not uncommon since they often have more shows than 12 shows a year and there are two six-show seasons a year. It wouldn't surprise me if in those cases the big ticket items aren't in the season because they know they won't have trouble selling them. Typically they will do a single-ticket presale for season ticket holders after the group sales but before the tickets go on sale to the general public. 

 

It would not surprise me if premium seats were over $500. The premium price for Gentleman's Guide I think was $250. 

 

Feasibly since it will still be open they could make it a part of next season's package, but that's not typically how they do things. It's a little bizarre though because they are calling this the spring season but most of the shows are in the summer and fall. (Finding Neverland opens in November after Hamilton, which is why I figured Hamilton wouldn't be a season ticket show). I thought it was a mistake on the website but the first show is in March. I didn't get season tickets last season so I don't know what they called the prior season. So maybe this year the seasons will overlap, Hamilton will still be in the package next season, and they'll be announcing more fall/winter shows. 

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So, I actually have group tickets for Chicago (Oct 29th) and these are the prices we were quoted/invoiced for (lower prices are weekday tickets, higher prices are weekend):

Balcony - $59-69
Rear Mezzanine - $95-115
Front Mez/Dress Circle - $118-140
Rear Orchestra - $83-105
Orchestra (the woman I talked to when booking my group said there aren't many tickets at this price) - $118-140
Premium Seats (this is the majority of the front orchestra seating) - $258-290


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