Theatergoers in Chicago have a new way to enter the musical HAMILTON’s popular lottery with the release of an innovative HAMILTON app.

Beginning August 27, patrons can enter the lottery through HAMILTON’s newly-minted app ( or via the long-standing method, online at The #Ham4Ham lottery allows fans to enter to win two tickets to HAMILTON for only $10 each. This is now made even easier to enter with the addition of the HAMILTON app. To download the HAMILTON app, visit

The new Chicago Lottery system opens at 11:00 a.m. CT 2 days prior to the performance and closes at 9:00 a.m. CT the day prior to the performance for that lottery. The first new lottery registration begins online or through the new HAMILTON App on Sunday, August 27 at 6 p.m. CT for the August 29 performance. Notifications will be sent at approximately 11 a.m. CT the day prior to the performance, and the purchase window for Lottery Tickets will be from 11:01 – 4:00 p.m. CT on the day prior to the performance.

The HAMILTON app went live to the public on August 11 and, to date, has over one-half million users.

In addition to the lottery, the official HAMILTON app provides access to stickers, camera filters, a merchandise store, music, news and exclusive content with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the various HAMILTON companies around the country.

Future features on the app will include exclusive ticket access, augmented reality, an enhanced #EduHam experience, and interactive karaoke tracks.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for HAMILTON

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, told by America now.

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

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

The HAMILTON Chicago production performs at Broadway In Chicago’s The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe).


Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining well up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

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