‘Hamilton’ to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton With Extra Performance

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Hillary Clinton supporters have a chance to score Broadway’s hottest ticket with a special fundraising performance of “Hamilton,” scheduled as an extra matinee on July 12.

According to an email invitation for the event, tickets start at $2,700 for a “general seat” and go all the way up for $100,000 for “event chair” sponsorship, which includes two premium seats, access to the performance’s wrap party and an invitation to the Democratic National Convention. Additional price points are $5,000 for a preferred seat; $10,000 for a premium seat and a photo reception with Clinton; and $33,400 for a premium seat and a ticket to the wrap party. Presented by the Hillary Victory Fund — which has rented out the theater and purchased all 1,321 seats for the performance — the one-off matinee will raise funds for Clinton’s presidential campaign, as well as for other Democratic campaigns this fall.

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It’s not the first time a performance of “Hamilton” has raised money for the Democratic Party. In November, the Broadway smash hosted a similar fundraiser for the Democratic Hope Fund with attendees that included the President and Michelle Obama, who are such fans of the show that they introduced the musical’s performance segment at this year’s Tony Awards.

The Tuesday matinee in July is an additional ninth performance added into a regular week of eight shows, and was scheduled specifically for the fundraiser event. The show’s creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, will not be playing the title role at that performance, since he departs the production July 9 along with co-stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Phillipa Soo.

Tickets to the fundraiser performance are being sold on the Clinton campaign website. The campaign has also launched a separate contest to have tickets, travel and accommodation costs covered for winning Hillary supporters, according to a Clinton aide. In addition, winners will get a chance at a meet-and-greet with Clinton.

Tickets to the July 12 matinee are pricey, but the high cost of “Hamilton” is a fact of life for the in-demand production, to which secondary ticketers and brokers are selling seats at $1,000 or more. In an effort to claw some of that money back from the brokers, producers recently raised the price of “Hamilton” seats with premium tickets booted up to $849.

 

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  1. IT--II--IT says:

    Dressing up and MIS–directing the public consciousness on the GENOCIDAL natire
    and operations of INTER–generational USURY – —WILL NOT WASH.

    But INTEL RUN Broadway and Hollywood don’t care.

  2. Alex says:

    Sanders is right, when it comes to Wall Street money and corporate greed, see Hillary.

  3. Iván el Conquistador says:

    Hamilton is blacks and latinos playing the role of white people who are part of US history and it’s cool.
    A movie with Egyptian gods played by white actors is racist.
    Somebody explain me this, please.

  4. Raising money for Hilary, just another great reason not to see this one. I would like to see a remake of Porgy and Bess where all the main characters are white, though.

  5. sg says:

    that being the case, I will NEVER see this play. This is politicking at its worse and the creator of this show should be ashamed of himself to have turned this into a political event/fund raiser for the most corrupt politician today. Hillary is a crook, an habitual liar and a serial murderer and the enabler of a serial rapist. Frankly, go to hell!

    • Richard Arnold says:

      Does the SG stand for “stupid git”?

    • Lisa says:

      Yeah, well you can’t get a ticket until Jan of next year and about 10,000 people compete each day for one in their lottery. No offense but I think they’ll be ok without you buying a ticket.

  6. Jaynamiah says:

    Hillary for Prison 2016

  7. lindsey says:

    *BARFS*

  8. BillUSA says:

    Stay out of the activist game Variety. Your hammer and sickle colors are showing.

    • cadavra says:

      Hate to be the one to break it to you, but Communism went toes up about 1989. The only place left where it still exists is in the minds of “patriots” like you.

      • BillUSA says:

        That’s a lefty for you, arguing about the minutae at the expense of trying to understand the big picture. It’s fitting you have the icon of a stooge.

        There will always be communism (especially here) thanks the far-lefters who began to infiltrate the Democratic Party in 1968. It’ll evolve “into this, into that” as time goes by. But it’s still communism.

        The only thing you hate is to see a Republican in the White House and actually having to work for what you get like a real patriot should.

        Thank you for making my day.

      • No, it was constructed by Moses Hess, on order from Rothschild as a political weapon (to aim directly at Russia for the Tsar basically resisting an EU back in 1848, Vienna). Hess was the mentor of Marx, and cultural Marxism is pretty much a perfect overlap with extreme liberalism. Both seek to “…change the popular culture, the popular discourse, the mass media, and the language itself. Seeing culture as often having more or less subconscious influences on people which create and sustain inequalities, Cultural Marxists themselves often try to remove these inequalities by more or less subtle manipulation and censorship of culture. A term describing such censorship is political correctness where all views on equality that disagree with the Cultural Marxist view are avoided, censored, and punished.” THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT LIBERALS DO.

    • jsm1963 says:

      They’re reporting, Hamilton is having the fundraiser.

  9. Jordan says:

    #WellIGuessImWithHer :/

  10. Joi Karen says:

    hey peter, WHEN exactly are YOU leaving to join your brothers in Britain. @Waiting4PEXIT

  11. peter says:

    See Brexit? Same will happen in the US – no more Clinton sleaze and crime – it’s a new day in America.

    • cadavra says:

      Right, because Donald Trump is the epitome of class, intelligence and honest business dealings.

      Question: How do you breathe and type at the same time?

      • cadavra says:

        You all seem to be under the impression that being investigated by the FBI automatically assumes guilt. If you’d ever read that Constitution you claim to cherish so much, you’d know the opposite is true. In fact, Hillary is the most investigated American of the last 25 years–including eight (so far) Congressional hearings–and they’ve never turned up so much as a parking ticket. Calling her a liar and a crook, which Fox News, et al have been doing since the late 90s, doesn’t make her one. You wanna see some real guilty parties, how about war criminals Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice?

        But by all means, continue to live in your little dream world. Or better yet, why not move to Iran, a lovely country where religion controls the state, the state controls the media, women, gays and Jews are treated like crap, liberals don’t exist and everybody has a gun? You’d love it there!

      • jsm1963 says:

        Correction: 8 Congressional investigations.

      • I’m pretty much done with you just insulting people, and not having the ammunition or nimbleness to even stump a child. Stop insulting people for a week and use your big boy words, see what you really have. Join the adults in an argument, or keep insulting your political opponent and sit at the fucking kids table!

      • BillUSA says:

        I don’t know how your conscience lets you sleep at night knowing that Hillary Clinton (as I’ve stated many times in cyberspace and in person) is a proven incompetent politician, a known crook and someone who cares only about herself and the opportunity to become the first female President of the United States.

        That’s it in a nutshell.

        And you’ve exhausted your quota of my free to new users “connect-the-dots-for-dummies” service.

      • Robby says:

        Question: How do you sleep at night, Cadavra, knowing you are in the tank for the only Presidential nominee EVER to be under investigation by the FBI? Way to use that noodle you condescending twit.

  12. You know, Steph, as long as you vote for Trump I don’t give a shit.

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