'Hamilton' gets big-name company in 2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati lineup

'Hamilton' gets big-name company in 2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati lineup
Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 05:47:54-05

CINCINNATI -- The next season of Broadway in Cincinnati is going to be huge.

So big, in fact, you'll have a hard time getting a season-ticket subscription.

Fans were already anticipating "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop hit musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton. It comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts a year from now. 

On Saturday, we found out it's got some big-name company.

"Dear Evan Hansen," "Rent," "Miss Saigon," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Fiddler on the Roof" are the other main productions coming next season. Rounding out the 2018-19 lineup are season options "The Play That Goes Wrong," "On Your Feet!" and "Cats."

Current subscribers can renew their seats through March 6.

New season tickets aren't available right now, because of record subscriptions for the current season. (That's probably because it was the best way to lock in tickets for "Hamilton.") You can put your name on the waiting list, though. 

Here's the schedule for the 2018-2019 lineup (all descriptions from Broadway in Cincinnati):

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Oct. 23 to Nov. 4, 2018): "Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before -- get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more."

Rent (Dec. 11 to 23, 2018): "A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, 'Rent' follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters -- love."

Fiddler on the Roof (Jan. 15 to 27, 2019): "A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family."

Hamilton (Feb. 19 to March 10, 2019): "'Hamilton' is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, 'Hamilton' is the story of America then, as told by America now."

Miss Saigon (April 9 to 21, 2019): "This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever."

Dear Evan Hansen (April 30 to May 12, 2019): "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, 'Dear Evan Hansen' is the new American musical about life and the way we live it."

Season options are:

The Play That Goes Wrong (Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, 2018): "What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy."

On Your Feet! (March 19 to 24, 2019): "From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. 'On Your Feet!' takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet."

Cats (June 11 to 16, 2019): "What began as a musical about cats after Andrew Lloyd Webber picked up a book of poems in an airport bookshop has become one of the longest running shows in Broadway's history."