On July 12, for one afternoon only, the cast of Hamilton will be performing exclusively for Hillary Clinton and her supporters. The Hillary Victory Fund has bought out the house for the Tuesday matinee, and if you thought a ticket to your average Hamilton performance was expensive, check out the price tags on these fundraiser seats. Tickets start at $2,700. A premium ticket, going for $10,000, includes a photo op with Clinton. The top-tier package, set at $100,000, includes two premium tickets, wrap party passes, and an invitation to the Democratic National Convention.
That’s a lot of Hams, considering that Lin-Manuel Miranda will not be playing the title role, having exited the production less than a week earlier, along with fellow original Broadway cast members Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. Which is probably just fine with Clinton, she’s already seen the original cast bring the house down, and in her e-mail regarding the event, explains why she’s so thrilled to share the musical with her supporters:
“When I first saw the musical Hamilton last year, I was blown away. It’s an incredible feat of storytelling about the fight for the heart and soul of our very nation. It’s a look at history that feels immediately relevant today. It’s a beautiful piece of art with empathy to spare.”
And if you barely have a Hamilton to spare, for one dollar, you can buy a raffle ticket for a chance to attend the show via Clinton’s campaign.