The 2,600 theatergoers unlucky enough to have bought tickets for the canceled Saturday matinee and evening performances of “Hamilton” will have to go to the back of the long line to reschedule a date for the sold-out smash. Storm refunds will be given to people who bought from the show’s website or box office, but customers who went through unofficial resellers are on their own.
A new block of tickets for the Nov. 1-Jan. 22 shows went on sale Monday through American Express; general sale begins Feb. 2. Prices will be higher and, naturally, with no guarantee that the cast will be the same. As of Monday, virtually nothing was available until August, where the few scattered seats were listed for $255-$1,195.
In other Broadway news, the storm upset theater calculations so badly that the weekly box-office figures, usually released midday Mondays, had to be delayed at least a day. Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League, said that attendance for the previous week was 212,000 and the revenue was over $21 million. After the loss of 61 performances Saturday, “We have a good guess the direction of the impact,” she said. “How do you prepare for Mother Nature?”