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‘Just you wait’: ‘Hamilton’ gets new Popejoy dates for next year

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The national tour of “Hamilton” comes to Popejoy Hall from Aug. 18 to Sept. 5, 2021. It will have 24 performances. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus )

The wait for “Hamilton” just got a bit longer.

The Broadway smash has postponed its premiere at Popejoy Hall due to continued health and safety measures.

Originally scheduled to open Jan. 17, 2021, the Tony Award-winning musical will open on Aug. 18, 2021, and run through Sept. 5.

By the end of its run, the cast will have offered 24 performances.

“We know that many patrons have been eager to come back to Popejoy, but are concerned about the safety of doing so,” said Tom Tkach, director of Popejoy Hall. “We are glad that we could arrange new dates for ‘Hamilton,’ postponing it to a time when we will be better able to keep our audiences, and everyone involved with putting on the show, safe.”

Tkach said current subscribers don’t need to do anything.

“Since tickets for the new season have not yet been mailed, all tickets issued will have the new dates on them,” he said.

Many other shows from Popejoy’s 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons have also been postponed, including “Hairspray,” which will move from April 2021 to run Oct. 14-17, 2021, and “Anastasia,” now rescheduled for June 10-13, 2021.

Popejoy Hall staff will review and refine these protocols regularly, always with the health and wellness of patrons, cast, crew, staff and volunteers in mind.

A full list of postponements and updated protocols can be found at popejoypresents.com.

“We never could have imagined in March the extent that COVID-19 would disrupt live events,” Tkach said. “As we get closer to showtime again, we will share details of the health and safety protocols put in place for our patrons and teams.”

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