S.F. Gets to See 'Hamilton' Before L.A. Does! (Tickets on Sale Soon) - December 1, 2016 - SF Weekly
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S.F. Gets to See ‘Hamilton’ Before L.A. Does! (Tickets on Sale Soon)


San Francisco’s wait for the revolutionary, Tony-winning musical Hamilton is finally over. Well, the wait for tickets is over. Hamilton still won’t open in San Francisco until March 10, 2017.

But a flurry of tweets from SHN SF announced Wednesday afternoon that tickets for the wildly anticipated hip-hop musical will go on sale Monday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. — but only to people buying them with an American Express card.

If you don’t have an AmEx, you can’t buy Hamilton tickets until the following Monday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $100-$197 for regular performances and go for as much as $524 for select premium seating.

Whether you’re an American Express Gold Card or prepaid debit card holder, you can by your tickets at this link. The show runs March 10 to Aug. 15 at the Orpheum Theatre.

There is a six-ticket limit per household, an effort to curtail the third-party ticket resale market. Though somehow, StubHub already has these tickets for as much as $5,499 per ticket. Buyer, beware.

At a much lower price point, a rush ticket lottery will be held every day of Hamilton’s run, offering single orchestra tickets for just $10. Appropriately, the $10 bill depicts Alexander Hamilton.

While tickets are expected to be in very high demand, most interested San Francisco buyers will probably get their chance, thanks to this show’s exceptionally long scheduled run, after which point the production will move on to Los Angeles.

Take that, Los Angeles! We got Hamilton before you!