All of San Francisco tried to buy ‘Hamilton’ tickets and pretty much failed

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Many people are pulling a Donald Trump and calling the hit Broadway musical Hamiltonrude.” They struggled online for hours Monday to get tickets to the play before it comes to San Francisco next year. They mostly failed.

In what was an advance online ticketing event exclusively for American Express cardholders, tens of thousands lined up in an online “queue” at 10 a.m. Monday for tickets for the show that will be touring San Francisco beginning in March through August. 

But via a randomized number system assigned to hungry theatergoers, a huge number of people didn’t even get close to spending all their money on the hot musical.  Read more…

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‘Hamilton Mixtape’ has got a special show happening that you can watch right here

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The Hamilton lottery pre-show is back and literally mixing it up.

Long before tickets for the smash musical became notoriously difficult to find and the devil himself beat you to seeing it, the original cast began the tradition at the Richard Rodgers Theatre to do a fun pre-show prior to the lottery drawing. 

On Dec. 1, artists who collaborated on the Hamilton Mixtape will join #Ham4Ham to share their love of the show with its fans.

Join us today at 1PM ET on @YouTube for The #HamiltonMixtape LIVE #Ham4Ham feat. artists from the album! https://t.co/p2VNjbmZtg

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Lin-Manuel Miranda goes on ‘Drunk History’ to talk about, yes, Alexander Hamilton

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Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t throwing away his shot at dropping more Alexander Hamilton knowledge.

The creator and former star of the Broadway musical Hamilton will give his drunken account of the trials and tribulations of the Founding Father on the Nov. 29 episode of Drunk History.

On Wednesday, Comedy Central teased a two-and-half minute clip of the upcoming episode, where we’re given a look at Hamilton’s first meeting with Aaron Burr and his early work with George Washington.

Per Drunk History tradition, Miranda voices each of the characters and sets the script.  Read more…

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