WASHINGTON – “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller appears to have tipped off Sen. Amy Klobuchar that his famous hip-hop musical is coming to Minnesota. The chances of that happening anytime soon, however, appear slim.
Klobuchar has been rap-chatting with Seller about the effects of so-called bots when trying to buy online tickets. Klobuchar, a Democrat, has a bill that would outlaw the use of ticket bots, which recently passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Seller responded in rap form on Monday to Klobuchar, cryptically suggesting that the traveling show could be Twin Cities-bound.
His reply included the line, “We have a plan for Minneapolis that we will be announcing in the coming months.”
Seller’s response came after Klobuchar, also in a rap, beseeched Seller to bring “Hamilton” to Minnesota.
A spokesman for Hennepin Theatre Trust, which hosts most of the touring Broadway shows, said that while they would love to schedule it in Minneapolis, “our 2016-17 season is completely booked.”
While “Hamilton” has just opened a second production for a long run in Chicago and has announced a national tour starting next year on the West Coast, the Twin Cities is not on the list of 15 U.S. cities getting the tour in 2017-18. The “Hamilton” website does say: “Additional cities to be announced soon.”