Let the “Hamilton” madness begin, because we now know when the smash-hit Broadway musical will be coming to the stage in Chicago.
The show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the details in a video posted on Broadway in Chicago’s Facebook page earlier this month.
"Chi-Town!" Miranda proclaimed. "Birth place of Kanye West, Common Sense, Chance the Rapper, some of the best hip-hop in the world and the source material for Kander and Ebb's best musical. We're coming to see you first! Hamilton's ghost insisted we open at the PrivateBank Theatre."
Here’s everything you need to know:
When to Buy: Tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. Central
Where: The PrivateBank Theatre at 18 W. Monroe in Chicago’s Loop
Show Dates: Performances begin Sept. 27 and run through March 19, 2017
Runtime: 2 hours and 55 minutes with one intermission
How to Buy: Purchase online at BroadwayInChicago.com or Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-775-2000, or in person at The PrivateBank Theatre box office only
Price: Premium tickets will cost $500-$600 during peak times such as the holidays, the Chicago Tribune reports, but more than 18,000 seats will be sold for $10 through an online lottery.
"Hamilton,” about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, made history when the megahit earned a record 16 Tony nominations including honors for Best Musical and three personal nominations for Miranda, its star, composer and bookwriter.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hopera broke the record set by 2001’s “The Producers” and 2009’s "Billy Elliot," which both received 15 nominations.
"Hamilton" later went on to win 11 Tony Awards.