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Want tickets for ‘Hamilton’ in Pittsburgh? Get in line

November 30, 2018

Theater-goers wanting to see “Hamilton” from Jan. 1-27 at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center are waiting in a virtual line this morning as tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. at trustarts.org.

As of 11:40 a.m., more than 90,000 people were in the queue for online ticket purchases.

Ticket-seekers logging on prior to 9 a.m. were assigned a random place in line.

The randomization of the queue allows the purchase of tickets to be as fair as possible and provides protection against bots, the website says.

Those in the queue were told to have a credit card ready, as once they selected seats, they would have 11 minutes to complete the transaction.

There is a four-ticket maximum per household.

The website also warned that any broker or secondary ticket-seller identified would have their order refunded and tickets voided. Also, any household exceeding the ticket limit of four tickets will have additional tickets refunded.

Winner of 11 Tony Awards, ”‘Hamilton’ is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, ‘Hamilton’ is the story of America then, as told by America now,” the release says.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” is based on the Ron Chernow biography.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

Details: trustarts.org

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