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'Hamilton' Ending Weekly In-Person 'Ham4Ham' Lottery

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    Theo Wargo
    Okieriete Onaodowan and the cast of "Hamilton"

    The popular $10 ticket lottery for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical "Hamilton" -- which has been known to attract thousands of theater-going hopefuls to the Richard Rodgers Theatre each Wednesday -- is coming to an end.

    The show announced via Twitter that it was ending the in-person lottery and its accompanying live performance -- known to fans as 'Ham4Ham.'

    Wednesday's lotto, which begins at 12 p.m., will be its last.

    "On July 15, 2015 we had our first official 'Ham4Ham' show, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan 'Heights Cool Musical Too,' " they explained. "Since then, we've created over 100 live and digital 'Ham4Ham' shows, showcasing members of this wonderful community we live and work in."

    They continued: "After tomorrow, we'll be retiring Live 'Ham4Ham' shows for now. We love seeing your faces every Wednesday, but we have to say goodbye."

    This isn't the first time "Hamilton" has put the kibosh on 'Ham4Ham.' Last winter, they paused the outdoor extravaganza to upgrade its sound system and find out ways to safely accommodate fans without blocking traffic on West 46th Street.

    As always, the digital lottery for "Hamilton"-- powered by Broadway Direct -- will remain in place for every performance. "We may throw in a digital 'Ham4Ham' show from time to time," they hinted. "Stay tuned."

    In June, producers said they were making 25 more seats available in the lottery -- bringing the total number up to 46 seats (or 19,000 seats per year).

    Typically, 'Ham4Ham' sees more than 10,000 entries on digital days.

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