Aside from a seat at Wrigley Field, the most coveted ticket in town is one for Hamilton: An American Musical. The original production in New York has already won 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016. Brought from Broadway for the first time by its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical opened in September at Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre and is scheduled to run until March 18.
“This is the hottest show to hit Broadway in years, probably ever,” says Grillo. “Based on the book about Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, it takes a very well-known subject and puts a modern edge to it with rap and hip-hop—all while remaining historically accurate.”
For a limited time, the Peninsula Chicago is offering a Hamilton Nights package (starting at $2,250) that includes accommodation in one of the hotel’s suites along with two orchestra seat tickets to the performance. (chicago.peninsula.com)