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, is taking a winter hiatus.
The “Ham4Ham” lottery, which also features a surprise performance each day from Miranda and guests, will use the winter break to upgrade its sound system and find out ways to safely accommodate fans without blocking traffic on West 46th Street.
“Think of this as the end of our Off-Bway Ham4Ham run,” Miranda tweeted. “We're gonna take two months and make it better.”
While on break, “Hamilton” will offer a new digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct.
Launching Jan. 5, entries for the digital lottery will begin each day at 9:30 a.m.. Entries for matinee performances will be accepted until 11 a.m., while evening performance entries will go until 4 p.m.. Hopefuls are limited to one entry per person, though entrants can request up to two tickets.
Tickets are for that day’s performance(s) only. Winners will be notified via e-mail shortly after deadline, with a link to purchase tickets. Winners must pick up tickets at the Richard Rodgers Theatre box office, with a valid photo ID that matches the name drawn.
The Ham4Ham lottery is expected to return in the spring.