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From announcing the show in April 2016 to the anticipated takeover in summer 2018, a look at how the world's biggest Broadway show landed in Iowa's capital city. Wochit

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"Hamilton" mania continues to run rampant in Des Moines.

The Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning show debuts June 27 in Des Moines, playing 24 times through July 15. 

So … how’d we get here? Step back in time with this look at how Des Moines landed "Hamilton" and what news that 11-time Tony Award-winning musical has created since unveiling that a date in the Hawkeye state would be part of the national tour.

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April 2016: Des Moines Performing Arts announced "Hamilton" as the first show of the 2017-18 Willis Broadway Series. Declared a major victory by city officials, the news came nearly a year before the organization would release the full lineup of the then-impending Broadway season.

December 2016: Behind the popularity of "Hamilton," the Register reported Des Moines Performing Arts reached record season ticket sales for the 2016-17 Willis Broadway Series. Coined the “Hamilton effect” by national media, the report noted at the time of publish that Des Moines Performing Arts had seen a 112 percent increase in season ticket package sales from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

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March 2017: Des Moines Performing Arts announced that Des Moines would be spending Independence Day with Alexander Hamilton. Releasing the full 2017-18 Broadway series lineup, the organization confirmed a three-week run of "Hamilton" performances, from June 27 to July 15, 2018, at the Civic Center.

May 2017: For the first time in organization history, Des Moines Performing Arts announced a waiting list for Broadway season tickets. A record total 16,200 packages had been sold to the season, which continues Dec. 5 with Tony Award-nominated production “Waitress.”

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November 2017: General public tickets to see “Hamilton” virtually sell out in six-and-a-half hours. Fans waited overnight in line at the Civic Center for a chance at tickets. 

June 11, 2018: The Civic Center announces the "Hamilton" $10 lottery, awarding 40 $10 tickets to each show. The lottery launches June 25. Hamilton arrives June 27, expecting to bring roughly 65,000 people to downtown Des Moines during 24 performances. 

More information on "Hamilton" can be found at dmpa.org

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