Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Historian Ron Chernow, Hamilton has received near-universal acclaim since it opened at the Public Theater in New York and shows no signs of slowing down. Opening off-Broadway in February 2015, Hamilton was transferred to Broadway on August 6, 2015. While this Broadway sensation is based on historical events, Lin-Manuel Miranda took some creative liberties when writing this musical and the accompanying book, much to the delight of audiences everywhere. That being said, history buffs are sure to enjoy Hamilton, which follows Alexander Hamilton’s life from an early age until his death. Hamilton also focuses on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
With catchy dialogue that is sung and rapped throughout, Hamilton takes a part of history and weaves it into a modern narrative that appeals to audiences of all ages. Ticket sales have been an unprecedented success, with many shows completely sold out in the first twenty-four hours. Hamilton’s Broadway run was so successful, it broke the Broadway box office record for the most money grossed in a single week, earning $3.3 million in November of 2016. Following Hamilton’s rousing success on Broadway, the show launched its first US Tour in 2017, its second in 2018, and the third in 2019. This is Hamilton’s first time in Austin, so it’s more than fitting that the runaway success would show at the celebrated Bass Concert Hall.
The Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX opened in 1981. Known as the flagship theatre of Texas Performing Arts, Bass Concert Hall is the largest theatre of its kind in Austin. It can seat up to 2,900 people and has an orchestra pit large enough for 100 musicians. The vast stage boasts computerized lighting, an advanced sound system, and massive backstage area with everything even the most extravagant shows. With all these amenities and more, it’s no wonder Bass Concert Hall has been home to some of the world’s most beloved stage productions.
This critically acclaimed, box office success received a record-setting 16 Tony Award Nominations in 2016, winning 11 awards. Hamilton also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album that same year, and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The winning streak continued with dozens of nominations and wins across several categories, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (2018) in addition to many more awards. Hamilton’s soundtrack has had its own success, reaching the number 2 spot for the Billboard 25 Best Albums, and the number 8 spot for the Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums, both in 2015.
How much does it cost to see Hamilton in Austin?
Tickets to see Hamilton in Austin, TX will run about $425 per person.
Hamilton in Austin Dates
Hamilton is booked for a limited engagement in Austin from May 28, 2019 to June 16, 2019. Shows are Tuesdays through Sundays. Tuesdays through Fridays, showtime is at 8pm. Saturdays show at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays show at 1pm and 7pm.
Times and dates are subject to change, so fans are encouraged to check back frequently for the most up-to-date info.