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Posted: 8/22/18 at 1:32pm

I'm local here in CLE.  There is no in-person lottery or standing room, only the digital lottery.  Best thing I can recommend is trying box office day of the show, but apart from some random single seats, the remainder of the run is completely sold out.  

Regarding the box seats at the State, I saw the show in the front row ground box on house left last night.  It was partial view, but apart from missing a few things off on the side, I actually liked the seats better than front row. The box is slightly raised and I loved being able to look over and see the entire orchestra down in the pit.  However, I can definitely see someone who has never seen the show before being disappointed in the partial view.  (I have to try and get the same seats for Miss Saigon next year.) Considering what the partial view box seats are/were priced, it's a really good deal, imo.

Updated On: 8/22/18 at 01:32 PM
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Posted: 8/22/18 at 2:17pm

TranVanDinh said: "I'm local here in CLE. There is no in-person lottery or standing room, only the digital lottery. Best thing I can recommend is trying box office day of the show, but apart from some random single seats, the remainder of the run is completely sold out.

Thanks for this. I let her know. She didn’t win the lottery for tomorrow, but has entered the lottery again for Friday. I also encouraged her to pop on over to the box office tomorrow since she she will already be in town. 


 

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Posted: 8/22/18 at 6:24pm

Does anybody know for sure where the lottery seats are for Cleveland? Are they in the front row? I'm driving up Saturday to see the Sunday matinee, and I'm thinking of trying the lottery for the Saturday evening performance. I know chances of winning are super super super super slim, but I'm not even going to bother if they are, like, last row of balcony or something.

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Posted: 8/23/18 at 4:35am

angoradebs said: "Does anybody know for sure where the lottery seats are for Cleveland? Are they in the front row? I'm driving up Saturday to see the Sunday matinee, and I'm thinking of trying the lottery for the Saturday evening performance.I know chances of winning are super super super super slim, but I'm not even going to bother if they are, like, last row of balcony or something."

I don't know where the lottery seats in Cleveland are, but in SF they were whatever random seats they had left over so it just depended on what was available that night. Sometimes that meant obstructed view seats. The lottery in SF was pretty rough though - they said if you won two seats, they might not even be together. It was not like ye olden days of Rent when they had a dedicated row of seats in the front.

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Posted: 8/23/18 at 11:37am

I've talked to three people who've won the lottery. 
One person got 2nd row, another got upper box/partial view, another was about 12 rows back.  

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Posted: 8/26/18 at 7:55pm

I saw the Hamilton tour twice in DC (6/15 and 7/3).  I remember having the new Lafayette/Jefferson (Bryson Bruce) on 6/15.  When I was looking at my program from 7/3 it has Chris De'Jean Lee on the printed insert as Lafayette/Jefferson.  Could this be possible?  The one thing I noticed right off the bat was when Bryson Bruce made his entrance as Jefferson, his coat was really long (dragging on the floor long like a train), when I saw it the second time, the entrance coat was much shorter, but not short like the 2nd coat Jefferson wears.  I saw Chris Lee in Chicago, so I'm surprised I didn't notice that it was him.  Could the insert have been a misprint, or did Chris Lee in fact rejoin the tour that week?

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Posted: 11/7/18 at 5:37pm

Tickets for Pittsburgh’s January 2019 run of “Hamilton” went on sale this past Monday. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust used the Virtual Waiting Room concept (similar to what Cleveland had done earlier this year) instead of Verified Fans through Ticketmaster. I was trying to help my neighbor get tickets for her and her 12 year old daughter. She couldn’t go online, so I voluntarily took the day off to give it my best effort.

No matter when you logged in, at the magic hour everyone received a random number. Once the clock struck 9am and the random numbers were handed out to those of us in the “waiting room”, I received position 84,799. Yes, there were nearly 85k people ahead of me. Wow. And that doesn’t include those who were most likely “in line” behind me, and in line at the box office in Pittsburgh. So, roughly 100k people? For 86,000 seats? Nope, there’s more...

Now, keep in mind lots of tickets had already been “sold” to those who had season tickets last year and then renewed, plus those who had Waitlisted for season tickets and were lucky, like myself. However, each household was allowed up to 4 tickets, hence my effort to help my neighbor. 

This wait for tickets went on for hours and hours, and at the rate of about 1300 people per 15 minutes - I watched the rate at which my number decreased - I finally quit after three hours when my number was still at 69,547. The odds were not in my favor here. 

I logged in much later in the day and the wait line was still super crazy, and by the next morning at 6am only scattered singles and premium seats were available.

Of the 31 performances scheduled in January, 18 are completely sold out, and those that are not list less than 1% availability remaining (all are premium seats @ $490 each) save one show at less than 2%.

So, now she is going to try the lottery when it starts later in December.

This show is crazy popular, and even with the tour it’s difficult to get tickets unless you’re a season subscriber or very lucky. 

Updated On: 11/7/18 at 05:37 PM
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Posted: 11/8/18 at 8:58am

Good morning! I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a cancellation line for tickets in Boston and if so, how much the tickets are and if it runs similarly to NYC (where the standing room tickets are sold at the very end if available)? 

Thank you!

 

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Posted: 11/9/18 at 10:38pm

For you experts.  Tickets to the general public go on sale next Friday to the city closest to me..  I will be a single seat and spending in the $200 or less ticket price range.  Am I better to get myself in the que  that first morning or just wait to buy random single seats that are left?  I have noticed for other cities the mezz and balcony look completely sold out with only resellers.  There were a couple of regular singles at some performances in the orchestra at the $168-$198 range  I would love to play the digital lottery everyday, but I think a win would be unrealistic.  This city does reasonably well with their Broadway series.  Opinions?

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Posted: 11/9/18 at 10:38pm

eeks.

Updated On: 11/9/18 at 10:38 PM
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Posted: 11/10/18 at 4:14am

ArtMan said: "For you experts. Tickets to the general public go on sale next Friday to the city closest to me.. I will be a single seat and spending in the $200 or less ticket price range. Am I better to get myself in the que that first morning or just wait to buy random single seats that are left? I have noticed for other cities the mezz and balcony look completely sold out with only resellers. There were a couple of regular singles at some performances in the orchestra at the $168-$198 range I would love to play the digital lottery everyday, but I think a win would be unrealistic. This city does reasonably well with their Broadway series. Opinions?"

Has Hamilton been in your city before? In San Francisco, it's on a second go-'round for a long stay, so seats are available. But if it's the first time, and the show is only in town for a few weeks, and you definitely want to see it for that price, I would get in the virtual line. You don't want to deal with resellers, because many of them have crazy expectations for the price they hope to get. The advantage you have is that you're buying one seat, so you should be OK snagging a ticket even if the online ticketing sale goes haywire. 

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Posted: 11/10/18 at 6:33am

ArtMan said: "For you experts”.

I agree with Bear88. It never hurts to jump in that Virtual Line, and, who knows, you may have really great luck.

Keep in mind that anyone within a 3-4 hour drive may be wanting tickets, if your closest city is also the only one for them that will be playing “Hamilton”. This was the case for me and Cleveland, when I wanted to see the show for my birthday. I hadn’t yet cleared the Pittsburgh waitlist when Cleveland tickets went on sale, so I jumped in that Virtual Waitroom and when the time came for the virtual numbers to be handed out, I was done within 8 minutes and had a very good center mezzanine seat. 

However, I was going to see “Hamilton” in Pittsburgh regardless of the cost had my Waitlisted Season Tickets not cleared. I was #1629 in line when that Virtual Waitroom opened, and never thought I’d make it to getting actual tickets. Surprisingly, my seats are in Row E of the mezzanine. Not too shabby. 

Pittsburgh also does reasonably well in their Broadway series, and that’s why this season I opted to Waitlist for the Season Tickets instead of taking my chances from show-to-show like I had been doing in past years. Next year’s season will problably be very good, so it gives me a head start already guaranteed a seat.

Updated On: 11/10/18 at 06:33 AM
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Posted: 11/10/18 at 7:13am
I tried to get tickets the minute they went onsale in DC and had a similar experience. My virtual number did not come up to purchase tickets until 3 a.m. and at that point only the uber premium seats were available and I could not afford those seats.

Check to see if standing room seats are available in your town. While we'd all rather have a seat, if it's a choice between not seeing the show and standing, I'll stand!

My friend and I took the metro down to the Kennedy Center on a rainy, middle of the week day to try for standing room. I found out they would sell 18 to 20 sro spots same day if the show was sold out, which you can check online. Each person could buy 1 or 2 tickets for $50 each. We arrived at 3 pm and were 10th and 11th in line when the box office opened at 5:30 pm.

The sightline was clear and there was a low wall to lean on, so it was not a bad way to see the show...especially considering the person who was seated about a foot in front of me in the last row of the orchestra paid almost $400 more than me for the same view. HAMILTON National Tour

If SRO is available, go early, go midweek when people are working, on a not too pleasant day, to get in line. I had played the lottery every day til that point with no luck, but SRO got me in the room where it happens.
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Posted: 11/10/18 at 7:42am

Adding to dmwnc1959's experience, I also signed up for the Pittsburgh virtual line.  I've seen the show twice in NYC, so this was for friends and family.  I was number 61,000-something.  You could sign up for an email reminder when your number was coming up, so I did that and logged off.  The sale opened at 10AM, and I got the email about 5PM.  By the time I got in, only a few premium seats were left.  Even for performances that were listed as having availability for less expensive seats, if I tried getting even a single one of those seats they were all gone.  At $490, the premium seats are less expensive than they are in NYC, but still...

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Posted: 11/10/18 at 7:58am

Thanks for all of your responses.  Yes, this is the first time Hamilton is coming, so I'm sure it is a "must see" ticket.  Although I didn't think of it, there is a city an hour away, from the city I want to attend, who has the show scheduled before the one I want to see.  So that may keep alot of that traffic away.  My city, Jacksonville, will have Hamilton next year so that will keep most except the diehard fans away. I'm most curious to how the virtual line works.  My luck is terrible so I know I will have a long wait.  But how do you estimate when to come back to the computer  if they don't offer the email reminder that amaklo mentioned?  I really don't want to sit at a computer all day waiting for my turn.

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Posted: 11/10/18 at 9:14am

^ ^ ^ In my most recent experience with the Virtual Waiting Room I just kept my iPad open and set the Auto-Lock option to Never. I could walk away and come back if I wanted, and the screen would still be there. I waited and watched as my number descended in the count, and gauged how long the process might take based on my assigned number and the rate at which my number decreased. But as I mentioned before, after three hours I just gave up, knowing the impossible odds of getting in, especially with the number of Season and Waitlisted Season tickets that must have already been sold. 

Both times I’ve done the Virtual Wait Room option - for Cleveland and for Pittsburgh - they offered the email notification. At the bottom of the Virtual Wait Room notification, once you’re in, it’ll give you the option to have them send you an email once your number is about to come up. You don’t lose you place in line if you choose to go this route, and it keeps you from waiting around all day staring at the screen.

I took screen shots just in case they would ever be of use later to show someone what it looked like from my end of the Wait Room...

 

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Posted: 11/10/18 at 2:26pm

dmwnc1959, Thanks for the additional info.

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Posted: 11/11/18 at 1:42pm

RE: Boston, I don't think there is a cancellation line as we had tix last weekend and thought we had an extra.  I asked security if there was a place I could turn it in and was told "no", but I could find one of many folks who usually camped outside and sell directly to them if I wanted to.

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Posted: 11/18/18 at 12:40pm

Well, I tried to get Hamilton tickets on Friday when the nonsubscription seats went on sale.  Getting into the waiting room was somewhat easy.  After several minutes, my wait period showed up for over two hours.  I did not have the time to devote to it so I signed out.  I think I made the right choice, because I read the system crashed and many online ticket buyers spent many hours and were not able to purchase.  Since Friday night, their website states tickets unavailable.  I'm not sure if their system is still crashed or they sold out.

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Posted: 11/18/18 at 12:40pm

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Posted: 12/5/18 at 10:20pm

Bump-

 

I saw this on Facebook today (https://www.facebook.com/events/172962660317513/). Excited that the tour is coming to Philly, since it's not far from where I go to school and had a hope that tickets would be cheaper (friend is a massive fan and I've been dying to take her). But when I go on the website to buy tickets, the theaters website says they're not available, but the link through Facebook has crazy high prices. Is that a scam or... just confused and looking for some input if anyone has some.

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Posted: 12/5/18 at 10:34pm

kelsey1389 said: "Bump-



I saw this on Facebook today (https://www.facebook.com/events/172962660317513/). Excited that the tour is coming to Philly, since it's not far from where I go to school and had a hope that tickets would be cheaper (friend is a massive fan and I've been dying to take her). But when I go on the website to buy tickets, the theaters website says they're not available, but the link through Facebook has crazy high prices. Is that a scam or... just confused and looking for some input if anyone has some.
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Same thing is happening here in Oklahoma. Friend was telling me her son had looked online and tix were $1000 a piece. I let her know that tickets are not even available for purchase here yet. Those are scam sights. They’ll sell you a ticket that isn’t even available yet at an exorbitant Mark-up fee. I’m hoping to get a ticket when it’s here but not sure how that’ll work after season subscribers get their tix. Demand has been crazy in other cities. 

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Posted: 12/6/18 at 12:20am

I’ve now bought Hamilton tour tickets in five cities (I really love the show, so when it goes to a city near close friends or family, I get tickets for all of us and go with them to see it). It’s not actually that hard to get tickets if you plan ahead. Plan on it taking the whole day (although it likely won’t, it could). Have everyone in your party (and anyone else you can convince to do it for you) join the virtual queue before the sale starts. Those email links can be forwarded, and the queue number is not tied to your IP address (so if you’re buying tickets for your family, and your sister gets a better number than you, you can buy the tickets on her number from your computer). And if it any point the website crashes or you get shut out, start over again. I was able to get orchestra seats in DC at about 7 PM at a time when other people had declared that non-premium pairs of tickets were sold out hours before, just by being patient and diligent.

I think a lot of people get discouraged or disappointed, because this isn’t like buying concert tickets or tickets to any other show. It’s kind of a project. But if you look at it that way, and devote the necessary resources to it, you’re almost certainly get the seats you want. 

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Posted: 12/6/18 at 5:30am

After all 32 shows in Pittsburgh showed zero availability, some seats have now opened up in 25 of those shows. But at $530 a ticket - and that’s the price being offered by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - I’m not sure who’s going to pay that kind of money for something that’s not actually on Broadway.

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Posted: 12/6/18 at 9:34am

dmwnc1959 said: "After all 32 shows in Pittsburgh showed zero availability, some seats have now opened up in 25 of those shows. But at $530 a ticket - and that’s the price being offered by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - I’m not sure who’s going to pay that kind of money for something that’s not actually on Broadway."

Just in case this is of interest to anyone here, my charity, Dressed (searchable on Facebook as Dressed15501) is raffling off two Hamilton tickets for the January 12, 2019 matinee in Pittsburgh. The seats are Right Center Orchestra Row E, so very good seats. My charity is 501c3. This is very much on the up and up. Check out our Facebook (or Instagram--searchable the same way) for details.