Tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago this fall and winter are surging to as much as $8,000 each as people camp out on the streets — all to see the play about the man who never was president.
Tickets to see the Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit “Hamilton” at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago this fall and winter are surging to as much as $8,000 each as people camp out on the streets — all to see the play about the man who never was president.
No doubt some Seattleites are so excited to see this show, they’ll consider flying to Chicago for the privilege. How much would it set you back if you went the bargain route?
If you’re happy with side mezzanine seats, you can dig up some tickets on StubHub for $314.88 apiece. (Want to sit in the center orchestra for that performance? That will set you back $1,250 per ticket, for a total of $2,5000.)
Then you might spend $369 apiece (before taxes and fees) on Kayak.com for two Delta/United airline tickets, a red-eye the night before with a stopover in Minneapolis.
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And finally: The hotel. Want to splurge? The Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago has rooms for $276 that night — but you might want to opt instead for the Four Seasons, a mere $8 extra for the night. If you want to go discount all the way, there’s Rodeway Inn at a mere 67 bucks, also on Kayak.com. Grand total, with the cheap room: Somewhere north of $1,400.
Or … you can always wait out “Hamilton” at the Paramount Theatre in the 2017-2018 season. We do have freedom of choice, after all.