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'Hamilton' helps Proctors sell out subscriptions

'Hamilton' helps Proctors sell out subscriptions

But single ticket sales to musical could go on sale in spring
'Hamilton' helps Proctors sell out subscriptions
Lin-Manuel Miranda in "Hamilton" on Broadway.
Photographer: new york times

Proctors' CEO Philip Morris had some good news to report about the 2018-2019 season Monday afternoon, but he doesn't know yet when single tickets to the Broadway smash musical "Hamilton" will go on sale.

"Who knows," said Morris, who did announce that Proctors' subscription packages for the 2018-2019 season, which includes "Hamilton," sold out Monday afternoon. "I have no idea, but we're thinking spring, maybe late spring."

"Hamilton" will be in Schenectady Aug. 13-25, 2019, for 16 performances, and while the subscription series sales have been capped at 15,000, Morris said that still leaves more than half the 2,700-seat theater for each performance of the 11-time Tony Award winner from 2016. The musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton also won the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Morris said that no single tickets for "Hamilton" will be issued to anyone before the producers of the show say so. The 15,000 subscriptions sold is well above the numbers (approximately 11,000) previously posted by "The Book of Mormon, "The Producers" and "Wicked."

" 'Hamilton' certainly has been the driver," said Morris, "but this is also one of the strongest seasons ever. Proctors has become a serious destination for touring Broadway, and Schenectady is considered for every major tour."

The Proctors Subscription Series is composed of season ticket holders to both Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. Those buying Proctors' packages get one ticket to a Capital Rep show, and the Capital Rep subscribers get one show from Proctors, which includes "Hamilton." Morris said that the Proctors' subscriptions make up about 11,700 of the 15,000 total.

The Proctors' 2018-2019 season begins Oct. 9-14 with the national tour debut of "Anastasia." Single tickets for "Anastasia" are currently available, as they are for "A Bronx Tale" (Oct. 23-29) and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (Feb. 25-March 3).

For more information visit www.proctors.org or call (518) 346-6204.


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