Hamilton Returns: The Online Queue Is 100,000 People Long Already

Don't throw away your shot! Get over to the SHN Orpheum Theatre, where the line is only several dozen people long.

(Peter Lawrence Kane)

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony-hoovering hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers, Hamilton, has remained at the forefront of the national consciousness ever since its 2015 debut. Having spent more than four months in residence at the Orpheum Theatre during the spring and summer of 2017, the national tour returns to San Francisco in February 2019.

As of this writing, the SHN site has an online waiting list with 99,000 people in the e-line already, but the physical queue at the theater was only about 30 people deep when SF Weekly cycled past at 11 a.m. on Monday. Still, that’s about three times the population of New York City at the time of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Luckily, the Orpheum holds more than 2,200 people.

Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. today, for performances during the show’s first week: Feb. 12-18, 2019. Patrons are limited to four tickets each.

Miranda has been busy lately. He and Emily Blunt costar in a new version of Mary Poppins, which opens in December, and they were serenading one another with songs from Aladdin and other treasures from the Disney vaults. 

While confessing to being a little nervous at the UK premiere where he was seated next to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — the comically villainous King George III was the reigning king of Britain until 198 years ago, after all — Miranda is “getting back in the blouse” in January. That’s when the show travels to a hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, as he told Stephen Colbert last week.

The reason Alexander Hamilton left his native Caribbean for the mainland colonies, incidentally, is because a hurricane ravaged St. Croix.

Hamilton, Feb. 12-Sept. 8, 2019, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

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