Here’s how to get ‘Hamilton’ tickets (hint: you need to register)

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Austin Scott, left, as Alexander Hamilton and Carvens Lissaint as George Washington in “Hamilton.” Credit: Joan Marcus.

The Broadway powerhouse “Hamilton” was a cultural phenomenon before it ever ventured outside of New York.

In addition to picking up a bunch of Tony Awards and Grammys, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-inspired retelling of the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton became a hit on streaming services like Spotify, where the musical’s soundtrack has accrued tens of millions of plays.

Now that “Hamilton” is touring the country, theater-goers who didn’t get a chance to see it in New York will be clamoring for tickets when the show stops at their hometown, and that will certainly be the case when it comes to the Hippodrome Theatre from June 25-July 21.

In an attempt to prevent tickets from being bought up and sold on the secondary market for exorbitant prices, the venue is enlisting Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program, requiring interested buyers to register in advance to sort them out from the bots.

Tickets are due to go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m., but the deadline for registering with Ticketmaster is May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Here’s the link. Registrants will be notified on May 8 if they’ve been selected to take part in the sale.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the Hippodrome box office, and the venue is also holding a lottery for 40 $10 seats at each performance. Subscribers should have already had an opportunity to secure tickets well before now.

Prices otherwise range from $81.50-$189, including fees, with a few premium seats available at $424.50.

Brandon Weigel

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