The wildly popular Chicago production of “Hamilton” will close in January 2020 after more than three years, producers announced Thursday.
The final block of tickets goes on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, for performances through Jan. 5, 2020.
Chicago’s acclaimed production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster bio-tuner — starring Miguel Cervantes as Founding Father and first treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton — marked the first outside New York. Performances began Sept. 27, 2016, at what was then the PrivateBank Theatre and is now the CIBC Theatre.
“More people have seen ‘Hamilton’ in Chicago than any other city, including New York,” said producer Jeffrey Seller in a prepared statement. “Chicago has been the cornerstone of our mission to make ‘Hamilton’ as accessible to as many people as possible.”
By the time the run concludes in a little more than seven months, “Hamilton” will have played more than 1,300 performances and will have been seen by more than 2.6 million people, according to producers.
There’s no word on the status of “Hamilton: The Exhibition,” a companion installation/historical diorama/exhibit that opened last month at Northerly Island in Chicago. However, it’s unlikely it will remain after the musical closes.
“Hamilton” tickets are available at the box office at 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago, and at (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com.