Play about the Constitution may be Broadway's hottest ticket this season

Feb 12, 2019
Broadway seems to want to seize on the success of global phenomenon hip-hop musical “Hamilton” by having more politically themed shows. This season, Hillary and Bill Clinton are the subjects of one play. But another play is coming off a successful off-Broadway run to grace a marquee on the Great White Way. Its subject? The […]
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Broadway box office has a record-breaking season

Jan 3, 2018
2017 was a great year for musical producers on Broadway. Buoyed in part by the continued success of “Hamilton,” the Broadway box office claimed a record-breaking $1.6 billion last year. The previous record was $1.12 billion in 2014. Yet, for every action there’s an equal opposite reaction (pardon the “Hamilton” reference). And in this case, in […]
Katie Szajkovics and Christoper Huey, two of TodayTix concierges, stand outside the theater and distribute tickets to customers. 
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Playing every role in "Hamilton"

Oct 26, 2017
It's not easy being a swing actor, but the show depends on them, says production supervisor Jason Bassett.
"Hamilton" actor, writer and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda appears with the cast on Aug. 16, opening night at the Hollywood Pantages. 
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Broadway is going dark on election night

Nov 4, 2016
Don't worry, Hamilton is still running.
Secret Service agents await U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre following a special performance of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" in New York City.
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A record year for Broadway shows

May 24, 2016
The Great White Way could be making a comeback and it's not just because of "Hamilton."
Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrates receiving GRAMMY award during 'Hamilton' at Richard Rodgers Theater on February 15, 2016 in New York City.
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The most-wanted man in New York (for 'Hamilton' tickets)

May 3, 2016
As the sold-out show's PR guy, Sam Rudy has tickets — if you're famous enough.
Actor Leslie Odom, Jr. (L) and actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) perform on stage during 'Hamilton' GRAMMY performance for The 58th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15 in New York City.
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Maybe it's time to get rid of the penny

Apr 19, 2016
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew suggested that it might be time to get rid of the penny
Though nothing has been said officially, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury suggested in a memo that maybe it's time to get rid of the penny. 
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History has its eyes on the $10 bill, but Jack Lew won't tell us who's on it

Apr 11, 2016
The Treasury has an "interesting announcement," but we're gonna have to Wait For It.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and "Hamilton" writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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