The ticket lottery for “Hamilton” has moved from the theater to online — and back again.
The digital lottery for “Hamilton,” the Broadway blockbuster, proved too popular for its own good — and for a new biomusical and a long-running Disney hit.
Sorry, Gloria Estefan. And Simba.
Registration for $ 10 “Ham4Ham” seats for “Hamilton” began at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday on BroadwayDirect. com. The site crashed shortly thereafter.
“The Circle of Life” number in “The Lion King.” The show shares a lottery web site with “Hamilton.”
“On Your Feet!,” a new musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and “The Lion King” use the same website for their lotteries. They went down too, becoming show-biz collateral damage.
“Hamilton” took to social media to calm the hysteria.
Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan in “On Your Feet!”
“Due to over 50K unique entries, @BroadwayDirect’s lottery site has fully crashed. As a result, we cannot award any #Ham4Ham winners tonight,” the production tweeted on @HamiltonMusical. They added that the Wednesday lotteries will be held outside the theater. Overcrowding there necessitated the digital lottery.
Despite going down for a period on Tuesday, “The Lion King” “lottery worked,” said a show rep. The same was true at “On Your Feet!” — with a glitch or two. “I got one winner email — and 41 “you did not ” emails,” Matthew Poe told the Daily News before attending the show.
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