12 photos that show just how far people will go to get into ‘Hamilton’
“Hamilton” has completely taken over Broadway. The blockbuster play created by Lin-Manuel Miranda won 11 Tony Awards this year and is home to the most expensive Broadway seats in history, with premium tickets priced at a whopping $ 849 a piece.
Tickets for the play are sold out through January 2017, but the chance to win $ 10 tickets through the show’s lottery system gives people hope to get in.
There is another way to get into the most popular show on Broadway right now, however, and that is waiting in the cancellation line outside of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Hopeful fans often wait outside of the theater for hours and even days at a time, eager for the chance to get inside and see the show.
Miranda — the show’s creator and lead — took his final bow July 9 after a year of performing in the play. This meant that Saturday was the last chance for fans to see him perform in his award-winning show.
We visited the Richard Rogers Theatre on Saturday morning to talk with fans about their experience waiting in line overnight.
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When we arrived at around 10 a.m., the area outside the theater was already packed with hopeful fans waiting to get tickets for either the 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. shows.
It was obvious that many people had been waiting there for a while.
Some people brought sleeping bags to keep warm while they waited throughout the night.
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