DENVER — Hundreds of people lined up Monday morning for their chance to grab tickets to smash musical “Hamilton” that will be performed in Denver later this year.
By late afternoon, the musical had sold out with the exception of 40 tickets in the Orchestra for each performance. Those will be available through a lottery.
The Orchestra tickets cost $10. Details regarding the lottery were not available though a tweet by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts said that details will be announced closer to the engagement.
Tickets to @HamiltonMusical are no longer available through the @denvercenter, the only authorized ticket provider for the Denver engagement. There will be a lottery for forty $10 Orchestra seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement. #DCPAToday pic.twitter.com/SIu0hwAX9b
— DenverCenter (@DenverCenter) January 22, 2018
There was a long line outside the Denver Center for the Performing Arts box office in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex ahead of sales that begin at 10 a.m.
Tens of thousands of people tried to get tickets online, but were met with long delays because of the high demand.
The DCPA took new steps to make sure people buying tickets online for “Hamilton” are those who actually plan to attend the show.
The DCPA said it used new technology to stop third-party ticket brokers from scooping up and reselling them at inflated prices.
The DCPA said after the tickets are sold out, it will examine each sale and any purchases that appear to have been bought by a so-called bot will be canceled.