The Room Where It App-ened

By Eric King
August 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM EDT
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Are you tired of logging in and entering the Hamilton lottery every. Single. Day (perhaps with more than one email address)? Now, the juggernaut musical is here to help make losing their lottery so much easier.

Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller announced the official Hamilton app Friday morning, featuring the #Ham4Ham lottery, where users can enter to win two $10 tickets for the show. The current version of the app also includes the #HamCam, with Schuyler sister and 10-dollar bill face filters à la Snapchat. Users are also able to access exclusive content like new ticket block announcements, articles by the cast and creative team, and videos from Miranda.

“With the roll out of the HamApp, we are setting the stage, but it’s just the opening number,” Miranda said of the app, which will also include merchandise and shareable stickers and emojis. “There is a lot more to this app that’s on the way, and I’m very excited to share it all with our fans in the coming months. Get ready for what’s next!”

What’s next, according to the release, is updates to include exclusive ticket access, “augmented reality,” and interactive karaoke tracks. The Los Angeles production is now accepting lottery entries through the app, but fans looking to see the show in New York or Chicago will have to wait until those productions’ lotteries are available on Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, respectively.

“We are constantly exploring ways to allow more people to experience Hamilton in its many forms,” writes Seller. “This mobile app is designed to do just that — provide exciting new ways for fans to interact with and gain access to the musical they love.”

The app is available now on both iOS and Android devices at the Apple App and Google Play Stores.


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