Those of us who have been losing the $10 Hamilton ticket lottery every day since the blockbuster musical opened in March realize that we are quite literally down to our last shot there is only one more lottery drawing before this production closes on Saturday and heads down to Los Angeles for its run there. But there will be more shots! Producers SHN SF announced this week that Hamilton will return to San Francisco in 2019, according to Playbill.
Details are extremely scant (These performance are two years away!), with a press release from SHN SF merely identifying the dates as being in “early 2019.” We know nothing of the length of the return engagement’s run, nor who will be cast, nor at which theater these performances will take place, nor whether us poors will be afforded a cheap ticket lottery. The release simply says, “Information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later time.”
We can get a little more obsessive about reading the tea leaves in this press release, as producer Jeffrey Sellers gives the quote, “We look forward to returning and staying for a long time in early 2019.” So, at least there is some intention that this return run could be lengthy?
Even for those of us who did not manage to get tickets, these last six months of Hamilton being in town have been a magical time for musical theater fans. All the social media posts of those lucky people have been delightful to scroll through, and something just feels culturally right when the hottest ticket in town is a good old-fashioned Broadway musical (albeit a highly updated one). The cast have graciously turned up at Giants games, Warriors games, and charity events. This engagement has been a really feel-good run, and fans have forgotten all about that goddamned ticket queue line nightmare that will almost certainly happen again in 2019 and we will sign up for this enthusiastically.
If you really want to see Hamilton before the San Francisco run closes, realize there are currently four $524 Orchestra seats left for Friday’s 2 p.m. “matinee” show. However, StubHub has seats in that price range that for all five remaining performances.
Note: SHN SF is an occasional SFist advertiser, but this was not a sponsored post or directed in any way by the advertiser.