Hamilton's popular outdoor Ham4Ham discount lotteries that moved indoors and online this past winter will reappear like the crocuses on the front steps of the Richard Rodgers Theatre starting April 6—but for Wednesday matinees only.
The lotteries, which offer competition for 21 steeply discounted seats for each performance of the sold-out musical, will again be conducted outside the theatre on that matinee day—accompanied by surprise live entertainment engineered by the show's author and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The lotteries regularly attract hundreds of people who throng the middle of the block of 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue for a chance to see Miranda's guests, and take a shot at winning the coveted ducats.
The production released the following statement: “We love how accessible our digital #Ham4Ham is—it allows so many more of you to have the chance to win a $10 ticket. BUT. We miss seeing your shining faces in front of the Rodgers. SO, Starting tomorrow (4/6), live #Ham4Ham shows & lotteries are back for Wednesday matinees ONLY. Enter beginning at 12 PM, show at 12:25 PM, drawing at 12:30 PM. All other lotteries will remain digital.”
The producer statement added, “FINALLY, heads up—we will NOT have a lottery next Wednesday afternoon (4/13), b/c we’re launching our #EduHam program w/1,300 students!”