Hamilton Ticket Lottery Is Back On The Street With Hoards Of People Blocking The Street And Running The Risk Of Getting Run Over By New York Traffic. New York Police Are Not Happy.
In Person Hamilton Lottery On-The-Street Is A Mess
Its been a wild ride of on-again, off again responses, but the Hamilton ticket lottery - where front row tickets to this show cost just $10 to the lucky twenty-one winners - is back on the street with hoards of people blocking the street and running the risk of getting run over by cars and trucks on the narrow 46th Street in the heart of the Broadway theatre district in New York City.
Overwhelmed Servers Keep Crashing
The producer, and lead actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda did move the lottery online, but the amount of people that then tried to access the lottery consistently crashed the servers at broadwaydirect.com, which is owned by The Nederlander Organization.
The amount of people that regularly turn up for the in-person lottery can sometimes push a thousand people, but with the online lottery being so available for everyone, fifty thousand people ended up trying to enter the lottery in a one-hour window, which the website could not support - and crashed other ticket lotteries located on that server that include The Lion King and On Your Feet.