‘Hamilton’ Raises Benjamins For Hillary

Joan Marcus

Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t be in the house in the title role but Hamilton is once again lending the Democrats a Broadway hand with a July 12 fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

With the ex-Secretary of State’s campaign having bought out the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the unusual Tuesday matinee, tickets are going from $2,700 to $100,000 a pop for deep pocketed event co-chairs.

Presumptive nominee Clinton will be in attendance for the fundraiser, which comes two-weeks before the Democrats have their National Convention in Philadelphia. The Clinton Hamilton fundraiser will add an extra matinee to the hit show’s schedule for that second week of July.

For the $2,700 ticket, paying HRC supporters and theatre lovers will get a general seat, with preferred seats going for $5,000. The premium ticket of $10,000 includes a photo reception with the former First Lady, and a host ticket of $33,400 includes a wrap party with Clinton and other special guests. The big-ticket purchase – $100,000 for an “event chair” spot – includes two premium seats, the wrap party and an invitation to the Democratic National Convention where Clinton is set to be the first woman ever to be nominated for POTUS by a major American political party.

Broadway’s hottest ticket clearly remains so, despite recent cast departures announced as Miranda’s and some of the other original cast’s contracts expire next month.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/06/hamilton-broadway-fundraiser-hillary-clinton-1201779556/