Denver Broadway: “Hamilton” tickets still available and more shows on sale

Long-delayed and firmly on the 2022 calendar, tickets for touring Broadway productions such as Aaron Sorkin’s Tony-winning “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,” as well as “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” “Hadestown,” “Mean Girls,” “Pretty Woman” and more, are finally on sale this week.

The shows, taking place at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, are part of a Broadway touring slate that goes public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, via denvercenter.org. Most tickets start at $35 and run up to $145. All tickets will be distributed electronically.

In the case of high-demand shows that are currently on sale, such as “Hamilton” (Feb. 16-March 27, 2022) tickets are still available and currently priced from $59 to $500. Most dates that The Denver Post surveyed this week appeared to have at least one seat still available, if not a dozen-plus. Most are in the “premium Golden Circle” category, meaning $500 per pop.

Most of the other shows going on sale Friday had been rescheduled multiple times due to venue closures and COVID-19 mandates last year, and some of the new dates run into 2023. Even with coronavirus variants still active, Denver’s own rising vaccination rates and strict protocols at indoor cultural venues — vaccination or negative COVID-test proof, as well as enforced masks — have helped coax touring Broadway shows out of their long hibernation.

Local Broadway producer Denver Center for the Performing Arts in October also instituted its own strict protocols.

“This holiday season is vastly different from this time last year at the DCPA,” said Lisa Mallory, DCPA’s vice president of marketing and sales, in a press statement. “We truly appreciate the community as we all continue to do our part to safely return to the things we love and hope you will consider giving the gift of theatre this holiday season.”

As with most cultural nonprofits, DCPA could sorely use the revenue in a season that’s typically their most profitable. But despite layoffs, furloughs, cancellations and postponements, DCPA has been able to bring back most of its pre-pandemic staff, leaders have said, and successfully re-launched its Broadway season last week with the return of “The Lion King.”

“We need a predictable experience for everyone involved,” president and CEO Janice Sinden told The Denver Post. “That’s how we’re going to come back.”

The 13 shows going on sale Friday bring the total to 25 productions on sale this holiday season, officials said, including Denver Center Theatre Company titles “Choir Boy” and “Quixote Nuevo.” Shows went on sale to DCPA’s nearly 25,000 subscribers on Dec. 3, the same day that tickets to DCPA’s Saturday Night Alive fundraising gala (June 25, 2022) also went on sale.

Here’s the full lineup of shows going on sale Friday. Visit denvercenter.org for the latest health and safety information.

  • “Tootsie,” Buell Theatre, March 29-April 10, 2022
  • “Jersey Boys,” Buell Theatre, April 15-17, 2022
  • “Choir Boy,” Kilstrom Theatre, April 22-May 29, 2022
  • “Quixote Nuevo,” Wolf Theatre, May 13-June 12, 2022
  • “Cats,” Buell Theatre, May 24-29, 2022
  • “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” Buell Theatre, June 9-26, 2022
  • “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” Buell Theatre, Aug. 2-14, 2022
  • “Hadestown,” Buell Theatre, Aug. 30-Sept. 11, 2022
  • “Come From Away,” Buell Theatre, Oct. 4-9, 2022
  • “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” Buell Theatre, Oct. 25-Nov. 6, 2022
  • “My Fair Lady,” Buell Theatre, Nov. 15-27, 2022
  • “Mean Girls,” Buell Theatre, Dec. 20, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023
  • “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,” Buell Theatre, Jan. 24-Feb. 5, 2023

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