HAMILTON Tickets Go On Sale November 15

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Producer Jeffrey Seller, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced that tickets for HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Thursday, November 15, at 10:00 AM EST. Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.

Jeffrey Seller states, “Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans. We know how challenging it is to buy tickets, and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier.”

Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Monday, November 12, at 11:59 PM EST. Visit https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/hamiltoncol to register.

Those who register will be notified by Ticketmaster via email on Wednesday, November 14, if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on-sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® on-sale will be available for purchases online only.

Tickets will be available for performances January 29 – February 17, 2019.

There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $63 – $199, with a select number of $454 premium seats available. Prices include a $3.50 facility fee. Other fees may apply. There will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details on how to enter the lottery will be announced closer to the engagement.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the Ohio Theatre (39 East State Street) starting at 10:00 AM EST on Thursday, November 15.

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winner for Best Musical, In the Heights.

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, and The Public Theater.

Launching April 2019 in Chicago, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton through the immersive exhibit featuring a dynamic, interactive mix of in-depth scenography, lighting, sound, multimedia, music, and an audio tour narrated by Mr. Miranda. For more information and to sign up to be the first to receive news and ticket sales alerts about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, please visit hamiltonexhibition.com.

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

For information on HAMILTON, visit:





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Ticketmaster Verified Fan®

How does the Ticketmaster Verified Fan® On-Sale Work?

Prospective tickets buyers will need to register for an access code through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan® system from November 6 – November 12. Those who are verified and selected will receive an access code on November 15 that unlocks the opportunity to purchase tickets via the Verified Fan on sale. If you have been randomly selected to receive a code, it will unlock the ability to access tickets. However, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Registering for the program does not guarantee that you will receive an access code for the Verified Fan on-sale.

If verified and randomly selected, you will receive an access code via text message. The first message(s) will include timing details and a link to where you can purchase your tickets immediately followed by another text containing your unique offer code. Keep your phone handy – you’ll receive text messages 2-4 hours before the sale begins.

How do I register?

Go to hamiltoncol.tmverifiedfan.com November 6 through November 12 and connect your Ticketmaster account to register.

How do I know if my Verified Fan registration was submitted?

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Receiving a confirmation email only means your registration has been submitted. It does not mean you will receive an offer code. Fans may only register once. Multiple registrations will disqualify you from the Verified Fan event.

Please note: Registering does NOT guarantee you will be verified, receive a code, or have the ability to purchase Verified Fan tickets.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, the Barbara B. Coons and Robert Bartels Funds of The Columbus Foundation, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About CAPA

Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Drexel Theatre (Bexley, OH), Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (New Albany, OH), and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.

About Broadway Across America

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers, and Waitress.

About The John Gore Organization

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor, and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 13-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 44 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards.


COLUMBUS, OH–Have you ever wondered about the history of the old state insane asylum cemetery, Flytown, the remnants of the Kihiki and the other oddities of Columbus? Local author Anietra Hamper unlocks the mystery of the lesser-known aspects of the city in Secret Columbus. Whether you have lived in Columbus your whole life or are visiting, this book will allow readers to venture to unknown, and sometimes odd, places this winter season. This book is perfect for newcomers, adventure-seekers, history buffs and anyone else wanting to learn more about Columbus. Anietra has you covered on the best places to visit in this holiday season:

The Short North has a very popular event called Holiday Hop—a holiday version of their monthly “Gallery

A grotto with the Virgin Mary Statue on a busy street is created from stones collected by parishioners from around the world. Every stone has a religious significance and are different varieties like rose quartz, limestone, marble and granite. Hop” in the district.

Check out Brioso Roastery & Coffee Bar, which has a hidden painting on the of the bricks in the wall.

Discover why the German Village statue Umbrella Girl that is mysteriously cloaked during the holidays.

Anietra would be happy to discuss the winter activities mentioned in the book. Please contact Don Korte at dkorte@reedypress.com to arrange an appearance or interview.

A Columbus, Ohio, native and the owner of ThreeWordPress, Anietra Hamper covers destinations around the world for regional and national publications including AAA, USA TODAY, TourismOhio.com, Columbus Parent magazine and official Visitor Guides for several counties in Ohio. Anietra has won numerous industry awards for travel writing and television news reporting. She is a recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, Jefferson Award and Congressional Award, and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Secret Columbus: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure-part of the Secret series, by Anietra Hamper, ISBN 9781681061252, paperback 9 x 6, 224 pages, $20.95


POWELL, Ohio – To honor our veterans and the sacrifices made to serve our nation, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its “Veterans Free Day at the Zoo” event on Sunday, Nov. 11. During this special promotion, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family may enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day.

Active-duty service members and veterans will need to present their military ID or other proof of service to receive this special admission offer. Parking is $10 per vehicle, and this offer applies to veterans, retired military personnel, active duty military personnel, and Reserves and Guard members. Immediate family is defined as the military personnel’s spouse and any children living in the household.

This special offer is only available at the Zoo’s entrance. For more information, please visit ColumbusZoo.org.


About the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 600 species from around the globe, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium leads and inspires by connecting people and wildlife. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Course. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also manages The Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; annually contributing $4 million of privately raised funds to support conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.

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