If you let your shot at seeing “Hamilton” slip by a few years ago, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to catch the Broadway phenomenon’s return to Durham.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Durham Performing Arts Center has pushed back its production of “Hamilton” by more than a year. The new “Hamilton” dates are May 17-June 5, 2022, for a total of 24 performances.
DPAC announced new dates Tuesday for 11 other touring Broadway productions, including “Escape to Margaritaville,” “Tootsie,” “Hadestown” and “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.”
“Hamilton” is the lyrical sensation depicting the American Revolution and creation of the U.S. Constitution, with founding father Alexander Hamilton at its center. The Pulitzer-winning musical is a modern day classic, winning countless awards and credited with reinvigorating Broadway.
At the beginning of the pandemic, DPAC announced initial dates for “Hamilton’s” return to Durham, planning for a production at the end of last year, into early 2021. As COVID-19 continued to disrupt society, and entertainment venues’ capacity was limited for social distancing, the production has now been pushed back to 2022.
When “Hamilton” first played at DPAC in 2018, it set all kinds of attendance records for the Durham theater on its way to selling out all 32 performances.
Tickets to “Hamilton” are not yet on sale and will first be offered to the theater’s members, Friends of DPAC.
And as with everything pandemic-related, the dates are subject to change.