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Friday, March 31, 2017

'Hamilton' is headed to Pittsburgh in 2018-19

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Ham­il­ton” is on its way to Pitts­burgh, but you will have to wait un­til the 2018-19 PNC Broad­way in Pitts­burgh sea­son.

Sub­scrib­ers from the 2017-18 sea­son will have first ac­cess to tick­ets for Broad­way’s Found­ing Fathers block­buster, which re­cently an­nounced a sec­ond na­tional tour­ing com­pany. Tour dates will be an­nounced in the spring of 2018.

6 comments:

Kelly Simons said...

Hooray! Oh, I am so excited to hear this news. I have yet to see Hamilton, and actually I have never been to New York either. With Hamilton coming to Pittsburgh I might actually have a chance to see it now. I am also psyched by the rest of the season that is coming to Pittsburgh: “the sea¬son-open¬ing “School of Rock,” “Waitress” and “Dis¬ney’s Alad¬din,” along with An¬drew Lloyd Web¬ber’s “Love Never Dies: The Phan¬tom Returns,” “The Body¬guard” and, for the first time in the Broad¬way se¬ries, “The Color Pur¬ple,”. All of these shows are phenomenal. I am actually hoping and praying that I have some free time next year to have a chance to see some of these shows. I probably cannot afford even half of these shows, so I think I will have to pick and choose which ones are most important to me, but Hamilton will be number one for sure.

Julien Sat-Vollhardt said...

One of the regrets of my adult life has been that I will never have seen Hamilton with its original Broadway cast starring Lin-Manuel Miranda. My reasons are more symbolic than anything, because many of my friends have indeed expressed their dissatisfaction with mr. Miranda's performance and singing voice unfortunately. So, while I am disappointed I will not bea ble to see the original cas of Hamilton, I am actually looking very much forward to seeing the entire thing myself with new performers. I believe that Mr. lin-manuel Miranda is an extremely talented playwright and composer, but i don't know if it was necessarily the right choice fo rhim to hav eplayed the titular role in the play he wrote. As far as seeing it goes, it is currently at the SHN Orpheum in San Francisco right now, and seeing as I'm not about to get an internship anytime soon, I might as well go.

Claire Farrokh said...

Yayyy Hamilton. This is actually super exciting. I am so glad that the Hamilton tour is bringing Hamilton to so many new audiences. I am especially glad it is bringing it to Pittsburgh audiences. I've already seen it a couple times on Broadway, so I'm not planning to fight to the death for tickets for this touring production. However, if I do get the chance to see it, I'll be very excited. The first time I saw Hamilton, it was in previews so I saw it with the entire original Broadway cast. The second time was this past September, so there were a few original cast members here and there but for the most part there were not. Despite this, I found that I enjoyed many parts of the show more, since I was able to see some characters in completely new ways. If I have the chance to see Hamilton in Pittsburgh, that will be the most exciting aspect. We all know all the words by heart, and we will always mentally hear it the way the cast recording sounds. But it is super cool to hear a new actors take on a song.

Megan Jones said...

I can't wait for Hamilton to come to Pittsburgh! I was lucky enough to be able to see the Broadway production with the original cast, and I can honestly say it was one of the best theatrical experiences I've ever had. Even the show has been extremely hyped up it really holds up to what people are saying about it. Both the performers and the writing are fantastic, and combine to create a very powerful show. When I left the theatre I thought "wow, I hope that they bring the show to Pittsburgh one day so I can see it again". My only concern is that the show will be scheduled during the summer and that I might be somewhere else for a job. As long as I'm in Pittsburgh I'll be there to get tickets as soon as they're available. Hopefully the tickets won't be as pricey as the Broadway show, as this is a show that everyone should be able to see.

Zak Biggins said...

I am so excited that hamilton is coming to pittsburgh! Although I was fortunate to see the original broadway cast, I am ready and reenergized to see the remounted touring production! Since the show opened in June 2015, they have already released nearly 5 other productions of Hamilton: 2 national tours, a Bway Production, a Chicago company, and a West End production. This is insanity and is mimicking, if not topping, the hype that Wicked first received 12 years ago. It is kind of crazy that I have to plan two years in advance if I want to see this show in Pittsburgh. Although that is totally exciting, it kind of makes me question the accessibility of this artform. I don't really think theatre should be this difficult to attend. Personally, I was dying to see Book of Mormon, and when it first came out it was impossible to buy tickets. I had to wait for 4 years after the show had already been running before i could see the touring company. I'm extremely happy that there are so many success stories regarding these commercial broadway shows, however, making them a little more attainable would be ideal. DO IT FOR THE THEATRE STUDENTS!

Lauren Miller said...

Another week, another Hamilton article. Hooray! I can't wait for this show to start touring and become more accessible to people around the country. I had the immense pleasure this spring of seeing the Chicago production of Hamilton. It really is an incredible show that deserves the success it is seeing. I don't think I will see the show when it stops in Pittsburgh due to the prohibitive nature of ticket prices that restricts the accessibility of shows like this to the upper middle and upper classes that can afford tickets rather than the people, such as immigrants and rebels, who this show is written for and is about. But I'm just nitpicking. I'm excited to hear the stories from the classmates who get to see this incredible work of art. I imagine the age-old tunes we have all heard a hundred times but are not yet sick of echoing down the halls as people rejoice over the show. Also - maybe this show and the message it delivers will affect a change in culture around the country, and in Pittsburgh, and make people more open to immigrants. Or maybe it will just get more people interested in american history (though the tales of the founding fathers are essentially science fiction).