Hamilton Says Goodbye to Live #Ham4Ham Shows
The musical will hold its final in-person #Ham4Ham at the Richard Rodgers tomorrow afternoon.
Announced today via the @HamiltonMusical Twitter account, Hamilfans will get one last ride at the Richard Rodgers Theatre as the production retires the beloved (and free) pre-show ritual of live #Ham4Ham performances.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical phenomenon began the tradition of pairing its live $10 lottery drawings with outdoor performances when it opened on Broadway last summer. In April of this year, the production scaled back to just one live lottery drawing and one live #Ham4Ham performance per week, holding them prior to the Wednesday matinee. However, the show has announced that the Wednesday afternoon pre-show shows will be no more after August 31 (at least "for now") with potential for the occasional digital #Ham4Ham show.
Since then, we've created over 100 Live & Digital #Ham4Ham shows, showcasing members of this wonderful community we live and work in. (2/4)— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) August 30, 2016
After tomorrow, we'll be retiring Live #Ham4Ham shows for now. We love seeing your faces every Wednesday, but we have to say goodbye. (3/4)— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) August 30, 2016
So if you're ready to say goodbye to the Broadway remixes performed with makeshift microphones, join the rest of New York City tomorrow at noon to make your peace. And if not, don't try to buy your lunch 46th Street.
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