'Hamilton' to Conclude Chicago Run After Three-Year Engagement
Lin-Manuel Miranda's ground-breaking musical has played a total of 1,341 performances and been seen by 2.6 million people in the Windy City.
Following its more than three-year run, the musical Hamilton will conclude its engagement at Broadway in Chicago's CIBC Theatre on Jan. 5, 2020, producer Jeffrey Seller announced Thursday.
"More people have seen Hamilton in Chicago than any other city, including New York," said Seller in a statement. "Chicago has been a cornerstone of our mission to make Hamilton as accessible to as many people as possible. We’ve loved our time here, and you can bet that 'we’ll be back.'"
Based on Ron Chernow's biography of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the musical's book, music and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with direction from Thomas Kail and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler.
Outside of New York, Chicago was the first city to present Hamilton, beginning at the PrivateBank Theatre in September 2016. During its run, the musical played a total of 1,341 performances and welcomed 2.6 million audience members, including 32,000 Chicago public school students who were exposed to the musical for the historical and cultural lessons it offers.
The show continues to play to sold-out houses at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway, with grosses to date exceeding $523 million. Additional productions are running in London and on tour.
Tickets for the remaining Chicago performances go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m.