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.
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.