The runaway Broadway hit Hamilton was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Historian Ron Chernow. With a book, lyrics and music by the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana and In the Heights), Hamilton has been recognized by fans and critics alike as the musical that transformed Broadway. Hamilton has received near universal acclaim since it opened in Public Theater (2015) and shows no signs of slowing down. After unprecedented success on Broadway, Hamilton began its first US Tour in 2017 with great success.
Hamilton’s storytelling style is part of what makes it uniquely appealing to audiences of all ages. It’s a fast-paced, intense experience that takes off running with the first note and doesn’t slow down until the intermission. With catchy dialogue that is sung and rapped throughout, Hamilton takes a part of history and weaves it into a modern narrative that bring the life of one of America’s most famous founding fathers to life. Ticket sales have been an extraordinary success, with many shows completely sold out in the first twenty-four hours. Hamilton’s Broadway run was so successful, it broke the existing 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 run in Baltimore, MD, though the arrival of this smash hit has been eagerly anticipated for some time.
Hippodrome at France-Merrick PAC is known simply as the “Hippodrome” locally. Built on the site of the luxurious 1835 hotel called the Eutaw House, the Hippodrome opened in November of 1914. Like many similar venues of its era, the Hippodrome played host to countless vaudeville performances in its 3,000 seat theater, with weekly attendance hitting upwards of 30,000 in the 1920s. Through the years, the Hippodrome stage has seen many notable vaudeville performers including Dinah Shore, Martha Raye, Red Skelton, the Andrews Sisters, and Bob Hope.
Since it’s premier in 2015, Hamilton has been nominated for more than 70 awards, bringing home more than 50 wins. Hamilton 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. 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 Baltimore?
Tickets to see Hamilton in Baltimore, MD will run approximately $500 per person, though may be available for less than this depending on the seat location.
Hamilton in Baltimore dates
Hamilton shows in Baltimore from June 25-July 21, 2019. Hamilton shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. There is no performance on July 4th, 2019.