One of the biggest blockbusters in Broadway history is coming back to Tampa. And now we know when.
The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts announced Friday that Hamilton will return to Tampa next summer, from June 1 to 27. The venue had previously announced its return after a smashing initial run there in 2019, and with the announcement of its 2020-21 Broadway season coming soon, they decided to go ahead and hop on it.
The bad news: It’ll be a while before you can purchase tickets.
Existing season ticket holders and donors will have the first opportunity to renew their Broadway subscriptions once the rest of the slate has been filled out, although it should be noted that Hamilton is not going to be part of the Straz’s 2020-21 Broadway package. New subscribers will also be able to lock in their seats early. Individual tickets will go on sale months down the line. And as was the case last year, Hamilton will almost certainly institute a daily ticket lottery, offering limited cheap tickets for people who register online.
The initial Straz run of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historical hip-hop musical made our list of the best Tampa Bay stage shows of 2019, with critic Andrew Meacham saying it “earned every Tony and Pulitzer and Grammy it got, if not more.”
“I’ve been doing this for 40 years. There’s never been a show like Hamilton,” Judy Lisi, president and CEO of the Straz Center, told the Times last fall. “As an event, it just went ballistic. I’ve never seen a show do that."
For more on Hamilton at the Straz Center in 2021, keep an eye out here.