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Individual 'Hamilton' Tickets To Go On Sale In April

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The Hollywood Pantages Theatre has announced the start date of single ticket sales for Hamilton, that hit musical that's infiltrated all your social feeds. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m on April 30. If you're an American Express cardholder, you get first dibs via a presale that starts at 10 a.m. on April 19. The tickets can be purchased through the Pantages site or Ticketmaster. You can also purchase by phone at (800) 982-2787, and at the theatre's box office (time to break out that camping gear).

Single tickets will range from $85 to $225. There'll also be a lottery for 40 orchestral seats for each performance, according to the L.A. Times; these go for $10, though you'd probably have to have three lifetimes' worth of good karma to land these seats.

Tickets had been available before, but only as part of a subscription package.

Unless you've been living in a subterranean lost city, you may have heard about Hamilton, which tells the story of Aaron Burr's arch-nemesis, and incorporates a score that infuses elements of hip-hop, r&b, jazz, and other genres. It's an understatement to say that the show has been wildly popular; in December, the show's San Francisco run ran out of tickets within a couple days (a lottery was later announced). So, to be realistic, you'll have to consider the possibility of losing out on tickets, even if you really want to go.

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As always, there's the option of buying second-hand tickets. But that'll set you back a pretty penny; on Stubhub, the cheapest seats for the San Francisco shows are selling at around the $400 mark. This imbalance of supply and demand has even gave way to the issue of counterfeit tickets in New York City. As the Pantages website notes, "Purchasing tickets from any other seller runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets." So buyer beware.

Hamilton's run in L.A. will start on August 11 and will go through the rest of the year. You can find a schedule of the shows here.