Broadway in Cincinnati unveils 2017-18 season, but you'll have to wait for 'Hamilton'

Be patient: 'Hamilton' coming to Cincy in 2018-19

CINCINNATI -- It’s finally happening! "Hamilton" is coming to Cincinnati.

Before you sell all your worldly possessions or get roped into a Ponzi scheme just to get your hands on a ticket, there’s something you should know.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop hit musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton won’t roll into town until the 2018-19 season. That means fall 2018. Not January 2018. Argh.

However, Broadway in Cincinnati announced Monday that the best way to lock down a ticket to Hamilton is by purchasing a subscription for the 2017-18 season.

"Subscribers who renew for the 18/19 season will be able to guarantee their ticket for the premier Cincinnati engagement of Hamilton before tickets become available to the general public," it said in a news release.

No word for now on how or when exactly you can get "Hamilton" tickets, but tickets went on sale Monday for the 2017-18 season. Subscriptions start at $175 and go all the way up to $645 depending on seat location.

Subscriptions include tickets to six shows. Five are the anchor shows of the series, leaving subscribers to choose either "A Christmas Story" or "Chicago" as their sixth show.

Subscriptions can be purchased at the Aronoff Center ticket office, 650 Walnut St., Downtown, by phone at 800-294-1816 or online at BroadwayinCincinnati.com. All performances will take place in Procter and Gamble Hall in the Aronoff Center.

The 2017-2018 Broadway in Cincinnati series includes:

"Finding Neverland," Nov. 17-19, 2017

Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, "Finding Neverland" tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

"A Christmas Story," Dec. 5-10, 2017

This new musical based on the classic movie tells the hilarious tale of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure the most perfect of gifts ends up under his Christmas tree: an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. "A Christmas Story" captures holiday wonder with deliciously wicked wit.

"Waitress," Jan. 9-21, 2018

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna -- a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, and her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

"School of Rock," Feb. 21-March 4, 2018

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

"Chicago," March 20-25, 2018

The No. 1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, "Chicago" has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and astonishing dancing.

"Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I," April 10-22, 2018

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

"Disney’s Aladdin," May 29-June 10, 2018

Discover a whole new world at "Disney's Aladdin," the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of "The Lion King" comes the timeless story of "Aladdin," a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

In addition to the above season shows, renewed and new season ticket-holders can get tickets for these two special engagements:

"Wicked," Sept. 13-Oct. 15, 2017: "Wicked," the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin -- smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing extraordinary magical talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one "wicked."

"The Book of Mormon," July 31-Aug. 5, 2018: From "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, "Book of Mormon" won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Entertainment Weekly says it’s the "funniest musical of all time."

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