‘Hamilton’ returning to Chicago this fall

The Broadway musical will be back after ending a record-setting “sit-down” run in the city in 2020.

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“Hamilton” fans wait in line to purchase tickets to show at the PrivateBank Theatre (now the CIBC Theatre) in 2016.  

“Hamilton” fans wait in line to purchase tickets to show at the PrivateBank Theatre (now the CIBC Theatre) in 2016.

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Three years after ending a nearly 3 1/2-year run at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago, “Hamilton” is returning to the city this fall.

The return engagement of the Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony Award-winning production, directed by Thomas Kail, begins Sept. 13 for an open-ended run, this time at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph), it was announced Wednesday.

No casting was announced.

The original Chicago run was also the first sit-down production staged outside of New York, playing 1,341 performances over the course of 171 weeks here. More than 2.6 million theatergoers took in the show.

“Hamilton” brought more than $250 million to the city every year over the course of its run, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on closing night of the production in 2020.

The show ushered in a new age in Broadway musicals, boasting a hugely diverse cast and a score that blended hip-hop, jazz, pop and R&B. The musical was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, and is based on Ron Chernow’s critically acclaimed biography of Alexander Hamilton.

Group tickets (10+ persons) are now available by phone at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. More information is available at broadwayinchicago.com.

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