Tony Award winner and "In the Heights" mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda has grown into even more of a phenomenon with his latest hit, "Hamilton." And soon fans who can't make it to New York will have a chance to see the rap musical about America's new favorite founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Broadway performances of "Hamilton" are sold out through September 2016. Those wanting to see the chart-topping cast recording come to life currently have a few options: Pay upwards of $1,000 for a coveted seat, enter the "Hamilton" lottery among 600 to 800 other hopefuls in the streets of Times Square, or follow Aaron Burr's advice in the musical and "Wait for It."
But, next fall the wait will be over for Chicago theatergoers. The "Hamilton" official Twitter account announced Tuesday that the show will be leaving Manhattan for an "open ended" run in the Windy City next September.
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) December 8, 2015
The news was a long time coming for fans (or "Faniltons"), who have heard Miranda's promises to bring the musical on a national tour and then to London and other major international cities. Now, with the first tour stop set, "Hamilton" followers anxiously look toward the next destinations for the cast. They took to Twitter to give Miranda some suggestions:
Now my TL looks like the section of Room Where It Happens where everyone screams where the capital should be. love you & grateful for you.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 8, 2015
The $10 bill founding father's big move to Chicago could also mean big things for actors who didn't make the first cut. The "Hamilton" website has posted a casting call for the national tour: "If you are an extremely skilled rapper, singer and actor, and are interested in being considered for our show, please send an email to: email@example.com."
Now that more fans will be allowed to enter "The Room Where It Happens," Miranda and his musical will have even more chances to impress critics and awards voters.