Uber-popular Broadway musical "Hamilton" launched a digital lottery Tuesday for fans attempting to land tickets to a show. Perhaps predictably, the website was reported to be down for many users as a rush of Hamilton hopefuls clicked and clicked, attempting to get a seat at the show.
The Twitter feed for the musical told users having trouble signing up for the lottery they should keep trying and that the problem was being worked on. "Keep trying! We're getting things figured out," a tweet read.
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) January 5, 2016
— Melissa Rodriguez (@Mrodvino) January 5, 2016
The lottery is for a promotion called "Ham4Ham," which had been taken online for the first time. Previously, some 700 to 1000 people crowded multiple times per week outside Richard Rodgers Theatre, where the New York City venue where the musical is staged, in order to put their names in a lottery, a show representative told the Wall Street Journal. A limited number of winners in the lottery were awarded the ability to purchase front-row seats for a measly $10. During the lottery, actors from the musical, which was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, would put on short performances. The lottery was temporarily moved online for the winter months, before a planned return in the spring.
1) Like Washington's soldiers, we're taking a winter break. The $10 lotto will be online til then. THERE'S MORE! https://t.co/CElRphl6qe
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 4, 2016
Tuesday marked the first online lottery. The link to the lottery can be found here and some Twitter users have reported getting through and being able to sign up.
Otherwise, hopeful theatergoers might have to spend some serious money to land tickets to the hip-hop show about Alexander Hamilton. The show has ballooned in popularity and is regularly sold out. Few tickets were available for resale on website Ticketmaster for Wednesday's show, with the lowest price more than $350. To check for tickets on Ticketmaster for upcoming dates, click here. Tickets on the "Hamilton" website were solid out through June, but you can check it out here.