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Hamilton's 2020 Return to Houston Cancelled

The highly-anticipated national touring production is officially the latest theatrical casualty of the novel coronavirus.

Photography by Emma Schkloven May 5, 2020

Hamilton 2018 National Tour 

Updated 4:03 p.m. May 26

Turns out we won't get to be in the room where it happens this year after all. On May 26, Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its postponed engagement of Hamilton will not be rescheduled for later this year, as had previously been hoped. According to the statement, ticket holders are currently being contacted.

There is a small glimmer of light at the end of this very sad tunnel: the award-winning musical comes to Disney+ on July 3, right in for America's birthday. The upcoming filmed version was shot live in 2016 with the original Broadway cast, so, while it won't be the same as seeing the show at the Hobby, fans will get to see creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in the title role.

We'll raise a glass to that ... oh, and to freedom.  

Published 11:08 a.m. May 5 

Houstonians are gonna have to wait for it after all. This morning, Broadway at the Hobby Center announced that the highly-anticipated return of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, originally slated to play Jun 30–Aug 9, has been postponed.

 This is just the latest show in the Broadway at the Hobby Center’s 2019-2020 to see scheduling changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances of Fiddler on the Roof and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were both cancelled. While a heartbreak for theater fans across the city, the news of Hamilton’s postponement isn’t necessarily a shock. Yesterday, the Kennedy Center postponed its upcoming four-month run of the all-American musical juggernaut.

But some silver lining who feeling less than satisfied with the news: Bayou City residents won’t have to throw away their shot to see the ten-dollar Founding Father onstage completely. According to the press release, the Hobby Center is working with producers to reschedule the upcoming performances for some time before the end of the year.