GREENSBORO — Triad audiences can be in "the room where it happens" when the Broadway megahit "Hamilton" comes to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in 2022.
The national tour of "Hamilton" will make its Triad premiere from April 6-24 at the new downtown Tanger Center, Broadway partners Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management announced Tuesday.
The announcement came from Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Greensboro Coliseum Complex Managing Director Matt Brown, U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, D-Greensboro, 6th District, and Lynn Singleton, PFM president.
They gathered outside the Tanger Center as a video clip from "Hamilton" played on the marquee.
The venue had been scheduled to hold its grand opening in March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic has kept it closed. Its opening date has not been announced.
"Today’s very special announcement, before the Tanger Center has even opened, proves that Greensboro and the entire Piedmont Triad region will have the opportunity to enjoy the very best in touring live entertainment," Brown told the crowd.
Go online to TangerCenter.com/Hamilton for details on how to purchase tickets.
Prices will start at $49 plus taxes and ticket fees, and will vary by seat location and performance.
The story of United States founding father Alexander Hamilton created a revolutionary moment in theater, with a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway music.
That scores features songs such as "My Shot," "The Story of Tonight" and of course, "The Room Where It Happens."
The cast for this production has not been announced.
The Tanger Center, a 3,023-seat, $93 million venue at 300 N. Elm St., resulted from a partnership between the city of Greensboro and private donors.
The Greensboro Coliseum complex will manage it.
Brown said that the goal is to open the Tanger Center before the inaugural Broadway season starts Oct. 6.
But it first has to line up music stars to perform. Those artists have a lot to organize before taking a tour on the road, he said.
A revised schedule calls for its first Broadway season to open Oct. 6 with the touring show, "Wicked." More than 16,000 Broadway subscribers have bought season seats.
That season includes "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," "Dear Evan Hansen," "Come From Away," "Disney's The Lion King" and "Mean Girls."
But audiences also have clamored for "Hamilton."
Brown thanked Nederlander, PFM and subscribers for making it happen.
"Attracting the most popular touring Broadway show in the world would not have been possible without the support of the 16,435 Broadway series subscribers," Brown said.
Those current Broadway season seat members will have first access to their same reserved season seats for "Hamilton."
A limited number of new inaugural Broadway season seat memberships are currently available. New members will be granted access to purchase season seats to "Hamilton" as part of their membership.
Broadway season seat members must pay their "Hamilton" invoice by May 21 to retain their same seat for the show.
The public on-sale date for individual tickets to "Hamilton" will be announced later.
With script, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton" is based on Ron Chernow’s biography.
It has won Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
The national tour performed in 2018 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. It is scheduled to return to DPAC from May 17 to June 5, 2022.
Before she was elected to Congress, Manning was the chief private fundraiser for the Tanger Center effort.
Manning said she looks forward to seeing "Hamilton" on its stage.
"The Tanger Center is an extraordinary example of people coming together in a remarkable public-private partnership to create something that will spur our economy and benefit our community for generations," Manning said.
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