The world is wide enough for a third resident production of Hamilton, which will open on the West End later this year.
Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Jeffrey Seller announced Thursday that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical will begin preview performances on Nov. 21, ahead of its official opening night on Dec. 7. Reopening the newly-renovated Victoria Palace Theatre, Hamilton is currently scheduled to run through June 30, 2018.
Though the musical, which won 11 Tony Awards, continues to be a sold-out hit on Broadway, it's also a central target of ticket bots, scalpers and scammers, which lowers accessibility for audiences of all economic backgrounds and even deceives potential patrons with fake tickets. Last year, Miranda penned a New York Times op-ed against the use of illegal bots by third-party vendors who then mark up the prices by sometimes more than 1,000 percent: "Tickets are taken out of circulation, punishing people who can’t afford to pay more than face value. The extra money doesn’t provide a better concert or show experience for you, the fan. Instead, it goes straight to the broker’s bottom line."