UPDATED on 5/22/2020
We just received word from Broadway in Atlanta that the run of Hamilton at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre is rescheduled once again.
It didn’t take place this past spring as planned, was then rescheduled to August/September, and has now been postponed again by a whole year.
The NEW dates are now August 24 to September 26, 2021.
What to do if you have tickets
You can see your new performance date by logging into your account at the Fox Theatre website or at Broadway in Atlanta. You’ll have the same seats you chose and paid for originally — only the dates will change.
It may take up to 72 hours for your account to reflect the new dates.
If you have mobile tickets, they will most likely be automatically replaced or updated.
If you have paper tickets, hold on to them — they will be honored for the new performance dates.
If you’d prefer a refund…
You have you until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm to request a refund online, if you’d prefer.
Clearly, this refund policy is not ideal. Who will know by this July what their plans are for fall of 2021?
It looks like our best bet for seeing Hamilton anytime soon is to wait for it to start streaming this July 3rd on Disney Plus (details below).
Hamilton movie will skip theatres and go right to streaming
BIG NEWS! The Hamilton movie shot during the original Broadway run, with the original cast, is going straight to streaming!
In the words of Eliza Hamilton’s character, It’s only a matter of time.
The film was originally scheduled for wide release in movie theaters this October — and then that was shifted to October, 2021 after public events became unfeasible and the world turned upside down.
Instead, the “Hamilfilm” will stream exclusively on Disney Plus, beginning July 3, 2020 — over a year ahead of its planned release.
Disney reportedly paid $75 million for the rights to bring Hamilton to the big screen, in the form of an original cast stage performance. The industry giant still plans to do a fully mounted big-screen version of Hamilton, but is not expected to jeopardize profits until the public is ready to sit in a crowded movie theatre again.
In the Heights, another musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was supposed to run in theaters this summer, but that release was pushed to June of 2021 after public events became unfeasible.
The Hamilton musical won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
About the Hamilton movie
The movie consists of live performances that were shot over three nights on Broadway, at the Richard Rodgers Theater. The filming took place in June 2016, when the original Broadway cast was still performing. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the musical, stars in the title role as Alexander Hamilton.
This is a big difference from other musicals, like CATS and Chicago that were adapted for the big screen with major changes to scripts and sets.
The release date of July 3rd is no accident. The award-winning musical chronicles the events leading up to and just after the American Revolution, when a new nation was born.
Where to watch the Hamilton movie
The film will stream exclusively on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus is an on-demand, ad-free, streaming service that features a huge collection of movies and TV shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, the Star Wars franchise, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.
The streaming service costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
It currently offers a seven-day free trial. We don’t yet know if consumers will be allowed to use the free trial to watch Hamilton, or if the Hamilfilm will be blocked from free viewing. But we suspect you’ll have to pay for a minimum of one month in order to watch.
Don’t forget — from August 4th to September 6th, you’ll be able to enter a daily lottery for a chance at $10 Hamilton seats at the Fabulous Fox.
Below the line is our original post about Hamilton ticket discounts and the ticket lottery for performances at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
UPDATED on 3/27/2020
Hamilton was scheduled at the Fox Theatre from March 31st to May 3rd. The show has been rescheduled, due to shelter-in-place orders from the city of Atlanta.
The new dates are August 4 – September 6, 2020.
To find out which date your tickets are now valid for, see the schedule below.
If you accept the new date, you don’t have to do anything.
And if you are not able to attend your new performance date, OR YOU PREFER A REFUND, you can fill out an online form or call 1-855-285-8499 (Mon–Fri 10am to 6 pm).
If you want an exchange or a refund, you MUST do this by Friday, April 10th at 5 p.m. Don’t delay, as the phone lines may be jammed at the last minute.
Rescheduled dates for your Hamilton tickets
UPDATED on 02/11/2020
Ticket discounter Goldstar has just released more tickets for Hamilton, on select dates in April, 2020.
The Goldstar price has now risen to $110 (was $80) plus a $14.75 fee.
The previous discounted price was for limited-view balcony seats. These newly released tickets are for orchestra-level seats with a limited view — which means the seats are far enough off to the side that you may miss some of the action that takes place on the far edge of the stage.
We did a quick price comparison — and you may find you’d rather buy directly from the Fox Theatre. Here’s why: On the Fox website, orchestra seats with a limited view range from $98 to $170 (and that includes some hefty fees), but you can choose your own seats from a chart.
For comparison purposes, premium seats are $349 with added fees of $60.
View the Goldstar promo video:
You can read our original post, before this update, beneath the line.
It includes info on regular-price tickets, and the HAM4HAM ticket lottery.
Hamilton is returning to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre!
The blockbuster musical sold out a 3-week run at the Fox back in 2018 — if you couldn’t get tickets then, you have perhaps a better chance now.
There will be 40 Hamilton shows over a 5-week period, from March 31, 2020 to May 3, 2020. This includes both evening shows and weekend matinees.
You can CLICK HERE to see a list of show dates, with a tally of how many seats remain for each other.
If you’re on the hunt for a good view of the stage, consider shopping for single seats that have been left stranded as the seats around them were snapped up. You can still go to the show with a friend, you just won’t be sitting next to each other.
Ticket prices for Hamilton‘s 2020 run
The good news is that regular-price tickets are quite a bit lower this time than they were in 2018, when premium seats (first 10 rows of Center Orchestra section) were close to $800 once all of those fees were added. The bad news is that they are still higher than the average show at the Fabulous Fox.
This is what the Fox website says about current prices: Tickets will be priced from $80-$199, with some premium seats earmarked at $349.
What it doesn’t say is there is a $63 fee tacked on to those premium tickets at checkout. By the time all fees were added, the premium ticket in our cart totaled $418. (FYI, that fee is lower for tickets at other price points.)
WARNING: There are currently quite a few resale tickets available on StubHub, for as high as $1500. You don’t have to pay that much! And if you’re wondering where those tickets came from, our best guess is that season subscription holders are putting their tickets up for sale at exorbitant prices, motivated by greed.
There is a limit of eight tickets per household for the entire run (not per show).
What about those cheap $80 seats?
Good question. The good news is, those budget seats will get you in the room where it happens. The bad news is that they come with a limited view — because they’re either far back or far to the side — and potentially with sub-optimal sound acoustics as well.
Because here’s the thing.
The 4,665-seat Fox was built for viewing movies on a giant screen. It was NOT built like Broadway-style theaters, which average about 500 seats for more intimate viewing.
Our best advice is this: If you’re going to splurge on one big entertainment item this year, let it be Hamilton. Yes, good seats are a few hundred bucks. But it’s still cheaper than flying to New York (or London!) to catch the show.
More good news:
If your budget won’t accommodate even an $80 ticket (which will be over $100 when fees are added), you can play the Ham4Ham lottery, which gives you a shot at $10 tickets. Details on the lottery are below.
The Hamilton ticket lottery
The Ham4Ham lottery is open to anyone over 18. Winners are allowed to purchase up to two tickets for just $10 each. That’s where the name comes from — you hand over a Hamilton (a ten-dollar bill) for a Hamilton ticket.
There are 40 seats per show reserved for lottery winners. (You decide when you enter whether to claim one or two tickets. Assuming everyone will choose two tickets, there will only be 20 winners for each lottery.)
It generally works something like this: Each digital lottery begins at 11 a.m. two days prior to each performance. You must enter each lottery separately. If you win, you’ll be notified the day before the show, and you’ll have about a 5-hour window in which to purchase your $10 tickets. Note that you must have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name you used to enter — and your tickets are non-transferable.
We’ll update this page with very specific lottery info when it becomes available in March, 2020.
There are two ways to enter the lottery: through the official Hamilton app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store), and online through a browser at hamiltonmusical.com/lottery.
TIPS for winning the ticket lottery
Don’t throw away your shot! We recommend doing everything possible to maximize your chance of winning the daily ticket lottery.
- Enter every day without fail. In the words of Hamilton, You don’t get a win unless you play in the game.
- Get the phone app — and enable notifications. You’ll get a daily reminder when the lottery opens.
- Stop what you’re doing when you get the reminder. Just enter the lottery, before it slips your mind.
- Don’t forget about the matinees. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are two shows — you have to enter each one separately.
- Make a pact with a pal. You each enter every day for two tickets, and you take each other to the show if one of you wins. In the words of Burr, Grab a friend, that’s your second.
And in the words of King George, Good luck!