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Even More 'Hamilton' Is Coming To The Pantages. Here's How To Get First Dibs On Tickets

Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast member Michael Luwoye acknowledge applause from the audience during the opening night curtain call of the 2017 L.A. run of the show at the Pantages. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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The Pantages and the Dolby Theatre just announced their 2020-2021 "Broadway In Hollywood" season of shows — but none of it actually arrives at the Pantages until June 2021. That's because the theater is set to enjoy a long run of the musical that made us all feel like experts on American history, Hamilton, starting in March — with plenty of open dates afterward to continue being extended.

If you choose to buy into the new season, it doesn't include Hamilton tickets — but you do get first dibs on purchasing tickets for the next nine-week extension, on sale next month, along with potential future extensions. You might even get seats so close you can feel high-speed Alexander Hamilton rap spittle hitting your face. (Not sure if that's a selling point.)

Once Hamilton finally leaves town (ahead of it hitting the big screen in a filmed version featuring the original cast next October), two more big musicals will be headed to the Pantages: The Lion King and Moulin Rouge.

The Pantages has long been the home of musical theater in Hollywood, but this past season they started splitting their programming between the Pantages and the Dolby under the "Broadway in Hollywood" banner. It's a split that allows the Pantages to keep hosting the bigger shows for longer, while other musicals can cycle through at the Dolby.

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The next season there kicks off this fall with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma, followed next spring with jukebox musical the Cher Show, Tootsie, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and the musical version of Pretty Woman.

And while all these upcoming shows are being announced now, there are still plenty more shows playing in the current season. Before Hamilton, the Pantages is hosting a few dates of the Simon & Garfunkel Story. Meanwhile, Jimmy Buffett musical Escape to Margaritaville opens later this month, followed by the SpongeBob Musical, non-musical magic show the Illusionists, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, and finally closing the season with the Band's Visit.

Meanwhile, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed that the 2021-2022 season includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (or that it shows up at the Ahmanson).