‘Hamilton’ is coming back to DPAC
Don’t call it a comeback. In the theater world it’s an encore.
“Hamilton,” the Broadway musical sensation of the 21st century, will return to the Durham Performing Arts Center in 2020, or maybe 2021.
The national touring company of “Hamilton” will stage a production during DPAC’s 2020-21 season, the venue announced Monday. The dates have not yet been set.
When “Hamilton,” the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster by Lin-Manuel Miranda, came through Durham last fall, it broke DPAC attendance records during its month-long run, selling out all of 32 performances for the 2,700-seat venue. “Hamilton” sold more than 86,000 seats, DPAC reported in the fall, according to a previous News & Observer report.
For the return, tickets are not yet on sale, but like last time, priority is given to DPAC season ticket-holders. Current season ticket members can renew for the 2019-20 season until May 31. Then DPAC will open up sales to new customers in June.
To be first in line for “Hamilton,” however, customers also will have then also have to renew for the following 2020-21 season.
Last year, while season ticket-holders had first dibs on “Hamilton” tickets, DPAC offered other avenues for tickets, including individual ticket sales, which attracted thousands of people to the distribution on an early Saturday morning, and a nightly lottery for $10 seats.
“Hamilton” tells the immigrant story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, with a rap and R&B musical score.
It was nominated for 16 Tony Awards, taking home 11, including Best Musical.
In March, DPAC announced its Broadway series lineup for this year’s season, headlined by “Disney’s Aladdin” and “Mean Girls.”
DPAC is a city-owned venue managed by Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management. Last year, DPAC reported a record attendance of 508,193 for 220 events.