Hot musical-comedy “Hamilton” will bring the Broadway heat to Miami sometime in the 2019-2020 theater season.
That announcement was included in a release about Broadway shows coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts next year.
Broadway Across America — the presenter of touring Broadway shows with a reach in 44 regional markets, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale — says in a press release that, “The best way to guarantee tickets to ‘Hamilton’ is to purchase a season subscription for the 2018-19 season. Subscribers from the 2018-19 season will have first access to ‘Hamilton’ when renewing their subscription for the 2019-20 season.”
Broadway Across America made a similar statement last year regarding “Hamilton” tickets for the show’s Fort Lauderdale run, Dec. 18, 2018, through Jan. 20, 2019, the first venue in South Florida to get the show. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach also made the same suggestion for securing tickets for the national tour of “Hamilton” playing there sometime in the 2019-2020 season.
The Miami run dates and individual ticket prices for “Hamilton” were not released.
According to Broadway Across America, season tickets for the six-show subscription package cost from $194 to $869.To become a subscriber or to renew a subscription, call 800-939-8587 or 305-949-6722 or go to ArshtCenter.org. You can also go to the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., in Miami.
“Hamilton” is a true Broadway phenomenon, making headlines even before the show premiered on Broadway in 2015. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical’s creator, was still composing the score when he performed what would become the musical’s opening number to a transfixed Barack and Michelle Obama in May 2009 during a White House Poetry Jam. At the time, Miranda, who also created the rap-infused score for “In the Heights,” thought the project might be a mixtape. Aside from the hip-hop rhythms of “Hamilton,” the show is also famous for multiracial casting. For productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London, the characters of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and even Hamilton’s killer, Aaron Burr, are portrayed by actors of color.
The musical follows Hamilton’s life in the 1700s from his birth in the Caribbean to the center of power after the American Revolution. The show also goes into Hamilton’s extramarital affair, family problems and death from a duel with Burr. “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize for drama.
But before that season brings “Hamilton” to Miami in what could be two years, the musicals coming to the Arsht Center next year include recent Broadway hot tickets such as “Waitress,” “Come From Away” and the revival of “Hello, Dolly!”
Bette Midler’s turn in “Hello, Dolly!” sold out houses 53 years after the show debuted on Broadway. Producers say a star will be attached to the road tour, but they have not revealed the name. “Hello, Dolly!” will run Nov. 20-25, 2018.
The Tony Award-winning “Come From Away” is based on a true story about the little town of Gander in Newfoundland, whose population doubled when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks forced 38 international flights to land at the region’s small airport. The townspeople scramble to take care of the passengers and crews. “Come From Away” will play Miami June 18-23, 2019.
The musical “Waitress” was one of the stars of the Great White Way in 2016. Based on the 2007 movie of the same name, the story concerns a piemaking waitress who sees a way to improve her life with a baking contest. The show is notable for having an all-female team of composer Sara Bareilles, playwright Jessie Nelson and director Diane Paulus. “Waitress” comes to the Arsht Center Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.
The rest of the season includes:
“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” Dec. 25-30, 2018.
“Les Miserables,” Feb. 5-10, 2019.
“Disney’s the Lion King,” May 8-26, 2019 (This show can be a replacement option for subscribers to the six-show package).