Ham4Ham Shows

Ham4Ham Shows

For this Theater Thursday we look back at the Ham4Ham shows.

These were small performances in front of the Richard Rogers Theater before every in-person lottery for Hamilton tickets. They would feature everything from cast members from the show, other Broadway shows, and musical performances.

The specific performance featured in this article was of the Classical Theatre of Harlem performing The First Noel.

The lottery and the performances along with them eventually became too popular to continue. The crowd piled into the street and disrupted traffic.

It was eventually shut down for this reason, ending these performances and transitioning the lottery to online only.