Playhouse Square has good news for local musical theater fans angling for a coveted ticket to see the groundbreaking Hamilton — winner of 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The national tour will come to Cleveland for the 2017-2018 KeyBank Broadway series.

Exact Cleveland dates will be announced later, but the heads-up gives local audiences more choices beyond seeing the show in Chicago starting in September or hoping for a miracle getting tickets to the sold-out Broadway production.

Gina Vernaci, executive producer at Playhouse Square, said the organization expects to announce the Hamilton dates as part of its 2017/2018 season announcement after the new year.

Season announcements previously have been held around March.

Season ticket holders will have first priority for Hamilton tickets but single tickets will be available. To sign up for news about the show and its Cleveland run, see playhousesquare.org/.

“It’s a fantastic production. It is the American musical of our time. It engages audiences of all ages. I have had high-schoolers to octogenarians coming to me to talk about Hamilton,” Vernaci said. “?‘When is it coming?’ they have asked. ‘I love the music. I love the story.’?”

The musical chronicles the story of West Indies immigrant Alexander Hamilton, “the ten-dollar founding father without a father.”

It features a book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.

The musical is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of founding father Hamilton, George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and the nation’s first treasury secretary.

Among its numerous Tony Awards, including best musical, Akron native Paul Tazewell won his first Tony for the show’s costume design.

Kent native Seth Stewart also is an ensemble member of the original, Tony Award-winning cast.

Hamilton’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. Hamilton’s score features a blend of hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway styles, a story about our nation’s birth told through the lens of today.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and the Public Theater. Hamilton’s original Broadway cast recording received a 2016 Grammy Award for best musical.

“I think that part of its appeal is it has a heart and it appeals to the heartbeat of America, and the pulse of the music is one that makes it contemporary and now and very relatable,” Vernaci said.

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