'Hamilton' Tickets Will Always Be Expensive

Unless you had the foresight to buy tickets over a year ago, chances are, you haven't gotten the opportunity to see Hamilton yet. And, since according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin-Manuel Miranda "has told confidants he will depart the show July 9 to work on other projects," many fans are wondering: How much will Hamilton tickets cost if Lin-Manuel Miranda? Bustle has reached out to Miranda for comment, but has yet to receive a response on reports of his departure date. But, is there going to be a massive discount now that every single celebrity or public figure has already seen the show several times? Well, the short answer is: Not really.

In an interview with Rolling Stone , Miranda said, "Literally every actor is in their contract negotiations right now. We were all contracted through July. It was a year contract. So I don't know who's staying and who's going." This means that there's more urgency than ever for fans to see the show before any of the original cast moves on to their next project. Unfortunately, that also means that tickets for the alleged July 9 date has become even more sought after than every other Hamilton ticket.

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Right now, according to Playbill, Hamilton 's official tickets are sold out through January 2017, and the new block of tickets from January through May 2017 have been almost totally sold-out in presale as well (they were supposed to go on sale to the public on June 12). So the only option for someone who wants to get a ticket to the show before the July 9 performance is a resale service, like StubHub or Ticketmaster.

And with the frenzy over Miranda's departure, those resale tickets are actually climbing in price. One user on Ticketmaster is selling two tickets for almost $10,000 each. The seats are fantastic — right in the second row — but dropping almost 20 grand for a few hours of (albeit fantastic) entertainment just goes to show how manic people have become over the show, especially with people planning over a year in advance to see it.

However, if you're not prepared to put a down payment on those absurdly expensive tickets, post-July 9 Hamilton performances have actually settled back down to "normal" for the ultra-expensive show. On Aug. 1, you can buy tickets as low as $895 from Ticketmaster, while StubHub has offerings as low as $707 on July 20. Still absurdly overpriced, but in the same range as the $849 "Premium" tickets offered by the show, according to Variety, which also reported that the show decided to raise the prices in order to recoup some of the money that's been going to resellers rather than the actual customers who routinely drop more than five times the tickets' original price in order to see the show.

While there's even more enthusiasm for the show now that there's news that Lin-Manuel Miranda may leave in July and other cast members may also be departing this summer, the fact that even tickets for almost a year from now are still selling out proves that Hamilton's popularity will outlast the original cast. And, unfortunately that means if you want to see the show, you'll need to throw down a few dozen Hamilton-emblazoned ten dollar bills.

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