The national tour of "Hamilton," the blockbuster Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will come to Madison in the 2019-20 season, Overture Center announced Wednesday.
The dates aren't yet set, but Madison is looking at about a two years' wait. "Hamilton" opened on Broadway in fall 2015.
In the meantime, Overture is promoting the show using a technique that many other arts centers have. The best way to get seats for "Hamilton" in 2019-20 is to buy a subscription for the full seven-show Broadway series in 2018-19.
"We've been waiting at Overture just like the Madison community has been waiting," said Sarah Knab, Overture's communications manager.
Subscriptions for the '18-'19 season will go on sale after the season announcement on Monday, April 9. Subscription renewals for the following "Hamilton" season will be offered in spring 2019, and those who have seven-show Broadway packages will have guaranteed their seats (by renewal) for '19-'20.
The current tour just launched four days ago in San Diego after a four-month sit down in Los Angeles. Knab said she applies every day for lottery tickets for the Chicago show (in which local theater artist Karen Olivo recently played Angelica), because she knows she could make the drive and she wants all of her family and friends to see it.
"The show is revolutionary and I love every part of it," Knab said. "From the costuming to the choreography ... it's just so well put together."
While the ticket prices have not been set, Knab wanted to reinforce that Overture Center is the only licensed seller of tickets for shows at Overture Center. The ticket office is careful in monitoring groups, especially for blockbusters, to try to prevent resellers. It's not legal, Knab said, to sell at that high of a markup.
She advises people to visit or call the ticket office directly or go to overture.org.
"We're looking forward to the '19-'20 season to do this," Knab said. "But in the meantime we're bringing plenty of other wonderful things through.
"It seems like a long time to wait, but like Aaron Burr says in the show, we're willing to wait for it!"