Daveed Diggs plays Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton.
Daveed Diggs plays Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton.
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Owing to dangerously large crowds gathering nightly on West 46th Street, the producers of Hamilton have announced that the now-famed #Ham4Ham ticket lottery is going digital, effective Tuesday, January 5. The link to the new digital lottery site can be found here.

The #Ham4Ham lottery offers 21 front-row tickets to the musical at the price of $10. The drawing came with an almost daily performance from Miranda and other guests, called The Ham4Ham Show, which will also go on a winter hiatus. The change is only temporary, however; both the live lottery and live show will return in the spring with new safety measures in place.

Miranda took to Twitter to reveal that in the mean time, The Ham4Ham Show will go digital, as well, creating videos with special guests. When it returns, it will also feature a brand new audio system.

The digital lottery will feature an entry period beginning each day at 9:30am, for that day's performance(s) only. There is a limit of one entry per person, and each entrant can request up to two tickets. Entries for matinee performances will be accepted until 11am; the evening performance entry period ends at 4pm. Winners will be notified via e-mail shortly thereafter with a link to purchase the tickets. Winners must pick up their tickets at the Richard Rodgers Theatre box office with a valid photo ID that matches the name drawn.

Directed by Thomas Kail and inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton explores the life of the American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury, as well as his experiences as an orphan of the British West Indies who immigrated to the 13 Colonies and helped shape the United States of America. It began Broadway previews July 13 and opened August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre after an earlier run at the Public Theater.

Miranda leads the cast as Alexander Hamilton, alongside Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds). Javier Muñoz takes on the role of Alexander Hamilton once a week.

The ensemble includes Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, and Voltaire Wade-Greene.

For tickets and more information, click here.