Hamilton quickly became Broadway's most talked about musical, with people gushing over the soundtrack before even seeing the show. The rap musical's so popular that its stars are making appearances at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade alongside celebs like Justin Bieber, Wayne Brady, and Taylor Hill. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler in the musical, will stop by the parade to talk with CBS's parade anchors Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight on Thursday. This show is obviously a must-see for anyone who can make it to New York for a night of Broadway bliss, and there are a few different ways to get tickets to Hamilton .
Because the show's received so much attention lately, it's sold out for the foreseeable future, though Richard Rodgers Theatre spokesman Sam Rudy told The Los Angeles Times: "We're not in the business of saying it's sold out." There are tickets available on Broadway.com for June performances for $656, and if you want to plan even further in advance, there are seats available next October as low as $209. For performances this weekend, there are resale tickets on Ticketmaster.com starting at $312.
But, what's a person to do if they don't want to pay hundreds of dollars or wait months?
Luckily, the theater offers lottery tickets for each performance. For a chance to win, you have to show up to the theater two and a half hours before a show and enter your name. Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll win a ticket, but the winners get a great deal — either a front row ticket for $10 or a standing room ticket for $40. Front row seats in Broadway theaters generally have a partially obstructed view, as you're a little too close to the stage, and standing for the entire three hours isn't ideal, but that can all be overlooked for a chance to see Hamilton on the cheap.
Winners' names are drawn two hours before each performance, and you need a photo ID and cash in order to buy the tickets, so show up prepared. If you try your luck at the lottery, also be sure to bundle up, since you'll be standing out in the cold awaiting your Broadway fate.
As a last resort, you can stand in line at the Richard Rodgers Theatre's box office and try to scoop up a cancellation ticket right before a show, though it's not very likely that someone will bail on seeing this show.