The frenzy behind the seemingly “impossible” Broadway ticket is coming to the Capital Region. Actually, it’s already here.
Hamilton is coming to Proctors Theatre in August 2019, and tickets are already available—with a catch. Prospective theatergoers must have subscriptions to Proctors’ 2018-19 season to purchase them in advance. (Single tickets will be released in the spring of ’19.) “We’re just thrilled to have the show,” says Proctors’ Michael Eck. “Presently, it’s the only appearance of Hamilton in Upstate New York.” The exact dates of the Hamilton run will be August 13-25.
The titular “Hamilton” is, of course, founding father Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury Secretary and righthand man to George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Under the direction of Thomas Kail, the show, whose full title is Hamilton: An American Musical, brings together the book, music and lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda; the choreography of Andy Blankenbuehler; and the musical supervision and orchestration of Alex Lacamoire. Anyone interested in catching it at Proctors is encouraged to buy tickets as early as possible, as they’re sure to sell out fast. “It’s the biggest show on the road right now,” Eck says.
As for the rest of the winter, Broadway buffs won’t be left out in the cold. “Proctors is Broadway in the Capital Region,” says Eck. “We are very excited about some shows we have coming to Schenectady.” One of the most sought-after tickets in the coming weeks will be for Les Misérables, playing from Tuesday, February 20, to Sunday, February 25. Whether you’re a first-timer to the legendary musical or you know every word to “I Dreamed a Dream,” you’ll be enthralled by the Broadway staple’s new staging and Victor Hugo-inspired scenery.
Another hot ticket will be The Humans, a play written by Stephen Karam and nominated for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, which is in town from March 6-11. Described by The New York Times as “piercingly funny [and] bruisingly sad,” The Humans takes place at a tumultuous Thanksgiving dinner, tapping into something raw and essential about facing family problems.