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Broadway hit 'Hamilton' to play DPAC in 2018

Posted February 20

— The Broadway hit and national phenomenon "Hamilton" is headed to Durham next year.

The national tour of the popular musical will be part of Durham Performing Arts Center's 2018/2019 SunTrust Broadway season, officials announced Monday.

The official show dates have not been announced, but the production will play DPAC in 2018. DPAC's Broadway season typically starts in September and runs through May the following year.

The best way to get tickets is to purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2017/2018 season, which features The Little Mermaid, School of Rock and Waitress. Current or new 2017/2018 Broadway season season seat members will have first access to "Hamilton" tickets when they renew their memberships for the 2018/2019 season.

Information about how to purchase group and individual tickets for "Hamilton" will be announced at a later time.

"Hamilton" tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, an orphan immigrant from the West Indies who became one of America's founding fathers. The show's music is a mix of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and rap and the cast is predominantly African-American and Latino actors.


The book, music and lyrics were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on Ron Chernow's biography, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

History of Hamilton: The Musical

Upon hitting the stage in 2015, "Hamilton" became the hottest ticket on Broadway, consistently performing to sold out crowds. Last year, the show received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical.

Manuel and the cast performed several times at The White House for former President Barack Obama.

"Hamilton" opened in Chicago in October last year. The London production will open in November at Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. The U.S. Tour is set to kick off in March in San Francisco.


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  • Clarence Drumgoole Feb 22, 2017
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    Why are they coming to such a racist State?

  • Nathaniel Lincoln Feb 21, 2017
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    And another for the honorable Brandon Victor Dixon, most distinguished AcTor. "St. Patty's day weekend is like Christmas for black dudes who like white chicks. Happy holidays boys" what a gentleman a spokesperson for we the people. That is as long as your a non white male

  • Nathaniel Lincoln Feb 21, 2017
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    Here is a Twitter quote from the Hamilton casts most articulate and caring, so well rounded and politically correct cast leader. The one who embarrased himself attempting to embarrass our ne VP. This is not a joke but will likely be quickly deleted. And now for the quote "the problem is ho's aren't what they used to be. If ho game would step up, cats wouldn't get distracted." You couldn't pay me to watch this garbage

  • Teddy Fowler Feb 20, 2017
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    I would go but I am afraid the I would get called out by the cast for living in a state that voted for Trump and has HB2....

  • Andrew Stephenson Feb 20, 2017
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    Nah, the SunTrust Broadway seasonal shows don't break the bank. No more than any other big name show that comes. That is, assuming you're buying them from Ticketmaster, and not Stubhub or some scalping site. I'm sure those tickets will be astronomical, just like they were the first time Book of Mormon came to town.

  • Raleigh Rose Feb 20, 2017
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    I may get season tickets for this. Can't wait!!

  • Adam Hatch Feb 20, 2017
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    Big win here DPAC. Way to go. Take my money right now!!

  • Stacie Hagwood Feb 20, 2017
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    Bet the average person can't afford it.

  • Cameron Horn Feb 20, 2017
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    How can this be with HB2?? Are they donating all the proceeds? hmmm

  • Mike Trekker Feb 20, 2017
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    Well they politicized their entertainment, so I am thinking NO.