Written by Edward Smith
The Tony-award winning “Hamilton” Broadway show is coming to Fresno’s Saroyan Theater.
Broadway in Fresno announced Wednesday the rap musical about the eponymous founding father will appear in the 2020/2021 season.
The Broadway hit written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Rob Chernow, is still on tour at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theater, with tickets ranging from $100 to as high as $686. The show is notorious for selling out theaters. Before its 2015 opening night, it took in $30 million in advance ticket sales, according to StubHub.com, soon selling out its entire run.
It holds the record for the most Tony nominations with 16, but fell short of the most wins, losing to “The Producers’” 12 awards in 2001. It also ranks as the second highest-grossing show behind “The Lion King.”
Broadway in Fresno announced that subscribers for the 2019/2020 season will have first access to “Hamilton” when they renew for the 2020/2021 season.
Ticket prices and a run date have not been announced for Fresno.
The show centers around Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department and one of the authors of U.S. Constitution. Hamilton also authored the Federalist Papers and was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr.
Miranda left the show as the eponymous star in 2016, but recently returned for a three-week stint in Puerto Rico.
The cast of “Hamilton” coming to Fresno has also not been announced.