>> The hardest ticket to score in New York just became the hardest ticket to score in Chicago. Hundreds of die-hard Hamilton fans lining up overnight Tuesday, camping out on chairs for hours, all to give it their best shot.>> I have so many friends in New York who've seen it and I've envied them so much.
>> I am a huge Hamilton geek. Lin-Manuel is my role model.>> This is the first expansion of the award winning hip hop musical, which has smashed records on Broadway. The new production won't feature Lin Manuel Miranda, the composer and star of Hamilton, who is exiting the Broadway run next month, or any of the original cast, but fans didn't seem to mind that, or the wait.
A t 11 AM, you could still buy tickets at the box office for $117. A half hour later, those tickets were going for as much as $8,000 on StubHub. The company putting on the show warned customers to be wary about resale tickets, saying many are overpriced. No kidding.
Or fake. Hamilton has become an unprecedented phenomenon in the musical theater, garnering 11 Tony Awards including best musical, and creating a swarm of wildly dedicated super fans like these two.
>> Show opens September 27th.