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Hamilton Postpones Ticket Sale Start

Hamilton is headed back to Denver.
Hamilton is headed back to Denver. Joan Marcus
Update: Two days after announcing an April 20 on-sale date for Hamilton's run, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has postponed that date (though the August 12 opening has not been changed). "We are mindful that Colorado's public officials and our nation's health experts are telling us all to shelter in place and we continue to monitor their orders and recommendations, the DCPA announcement reads. "Based on Governor Polis’ recent press conference, and out of an abundance of caution, we are going to postpone the on-sale for Hamilton scheduled for Monday, April 20."

Read our original April 15 story below:

Will the curtain rise again on theater in this city? The Denver Center for the Performing Arts apparently thinks so, because the nonprofit DCPA — which just saw massive budget cuts, canceled productions and programming, and staff layoffs — has announced that single tickets for Hamilton will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20.

The blockbuster hip-hop musical about the founding of the United States is slated to return to Denver for a run that begins August 12 and stretches through October 4, at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Tickets will only be available online at denvercenter.org/hamilton. Buyers can purchase a maximum of eight tickets per show, ranging from $69 to $299.

A lottery for $10 tickets will be held for every performance; details about that will be announced closer to the opening date.

The DCPA advises the public against buying tickets on the secondary market, noting that tickets that aren't sold by the DCPA cannot be reprinted if you lose them or refunded in the case of cancellations — and if we've learned anything in recent weeks, it's that cancellations are a very real possibility.

“It’s tempting to get tickets any way you can," notes producer Jeffrey Seller in a statement about the start of sales. "There are many sites and people that are selling overpriced, and in some cases, fraudulent tickets. For the best seats, the best prices and to eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets, all purchases for the Denver engagement should be made through denvercenter.org/hamilton."
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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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