Broadway in Austin has paused its acceptance of new subscribers for the 2018-2019 season that includes the smash musical “Hamilton.” Current subscribers to the 2017-2018 season can still renew their seats through March 27.
New subscribers to the Texas Performing Arts series can sign up for the waiting list to be notified if additional season tickets become available.
This pause is unprecedented in the history of touring shows at the University of Texas’ Bass Concert Hall. Demand must be incredibly high.
UPDATE 11:26 a.m. Feb. 28:
“We’ve heard no complaints or frustrations from customers so far,” says Broadway in Austin spokeswoman Amy Layton. “The numbers on the waiting list for new subscriptions, however, are on the rise.”
Layton said that this situation has happened in other markets where “Hamilton” was on the season list.
“Current season ticket holders’ seats are held,” she says about those with 2017-2018 season subscriptions. “We have not given any of them away. Current subscribers have until March 27 to renew.”
Layton also said that because the touring route is already locked in, it’s highly unlikely that any new performances would be added in Austin. That can happen in markets where hits such as “Hamilton” can “sit down” at one theater for a long time, places such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto.