LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A digital lottery will open today for a limited number of $10 tickets for the first week's performances of “Hamilton,'' which is set to open Aug. 17 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.
The lottery will open today at 10 a.m. and close at noon on Thursday, Aug.12, for tickets to performances Aug.17-22. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin each Friday at 10 a.m. and close the following Thursday at noon for the following week's performances.
The Tony Award-winning musical will be the first production at the Hollywood Boulevard theater in more than a year following its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entries for the lottery can be made at www.hamiltonmusical.com/lotteryor with the official app for “Hamilton,'' available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store
Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent between noon and 4 p.m. every Thursday for the upcoming week's performances via email and mobile push notification. Once notified, winners will have one hour to claim and pay for their tickets.
Lottery entrants can share about the show on their Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram accounts to gain additional lottery entries per platform. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or participate.
Each winning entrant may purchase up to two tickets.
Only one entry per person, per performance, will be allowed. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning two hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID and will be void if resold. A mobile device is required to receive digital tickets at will call and will be required for entry to the theater.
Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable.
Tickets are on sale for all performances of the musical's scheduled run through Jan. 2. There is a maximum purchase limit of eight tickets per household for the engagement. Prices range from $55-$195, with a select number of premiums from $369.
The Hollywood Pantages will require ticket holders to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination.
“Hamilton'' was originally set to open at the Pantages on March 12, 2020, but was suspended after the theater was shuttered during a statewide stay-at-home order intended to curtail the spread of coronavirus. The musical previously was staged at the Pantages in 2017.
The show, which won 11 Tony Awards, uses a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway-style music plus innovative casting to tell the story of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary. It features music and lyrics by award winning actor-writer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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