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Here's the deal with 'Hamilton' tickets in South Florida

Now that South Florida’s three major performing-arts centers have announced that they will host the touring production of Broadway smash “Hamilton” sometime in the next three years, questions remain about how and when to buy tickets. Short answer: It’s complicated.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale was the first of the big three venues to announce that it was getting the show, and so far it’s the only one to say exactly when that will be: Dec. 18, 2018, through Jan. 20, 2019.

Its local counterparts, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach and the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, have yet to reveal specific dates for their runs of the musical, which through rap songs recounts the life and death of founding father Alexander Hamilton while telling the parallel story behind the birth of the United States of America. (The show, if you must be reminded, made an international celebrity of its creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in 2016 won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama.) Both centers say the “Hamilton” tour will arrive on their stages at some point during the 2019-2020 season.

As Rod Hagwood reported last month, tickets to see “Hamilton” at the Broward Center are currently only available as part of the venue’s Broadway season subscription package, which costs between $261 and $1,147. Those packages went on sale Jan. 26. Individual ticket prices or sale dates have not been announced.

“I have to keep repeating this: The best way to get tickets is to become a subscriber,” Susie Krajsa, executive vice president of Broadway Across America, which presents “Hamilton,” told Hagwood.

Lee Bell, senior director of programming at the Kravis Center, told Hagwood pretty much the same thing: “The best way to get your ‘Hamilton’ tickets at the Kravis is to become a subscriber [for the 2018-2019 season].” Packages will go on sale in June, and purchasers will be given the opportunity to renew their subscriptions — and secure a “Hamilton” ticket — in early 2019.

The story repeats itself at the Arsht Center, which on Friday introduced the lineup for its 2018-2019 Broadway season and announced that it, too, will be getting “Hamilton” the following season. “The best way to guarantee tickets to ‘Hamilton’ is to purchase a season subscription for the 2018-19 season,” a Broadway Across America press release reads. “Subscribers from the 2018-19 season will have first access to ‘Hamilton’ when renewing their subscription for the 2019-20 season.”

Because this, too, bears repeating, exact performance dates and information on individual ticket sales for the Arsht Center run are unavailable.

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