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He's just like our country – young, scrappy and hungry – and he's coming to Milwaukee.

Hold onto your tricorne hats, because Hamilton is coming to Milwaukee. 

The unlikely hit, a hip-hop musical (a hip-hopera?) about founding father Alexander Hamilton, reportedly took in $30 million in advance sales before its official 2015 opening. And the play continues to enjoy a degree of critical and commercial success unmatched by any other show on or off Broadway, catapulting its creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, into pop culture superstardom. 

Hamilton in Milwaukee

HAMILTON National Tour © Joan Marcus

The play, we learned today, will be coming to Milwaukee as part of a larger national tour. And while exact dates haven’t been determined yet, the show’s producer, Jeffrey Seller, has confirmed that the show will be part of the Marcus Center’s 2019-20 season.

And, clearly expecting a rush on the tickets (50,000 people swarmed the New York City production’s online lottery the day it opened, repeatedly crashing the site), the Marcus Center is promising season subscribers special access to the show: “Subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2018-2019 season will be able to guarantee their seats for the premiere Milwaukee engagement of Hamilton before tickets become available to the general public.”

So, if you’ve been thinking of subscribing to the Marcus Center anyway, today may be your day to “rise up” and take action. 

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