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“The Room Where it Happens:” Fox Theatre Set to Welcome "Hamilton"

Much-anticipated national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical lands in MidtownATL

Published: 5/3/18

The much-anticipated national touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Hamilton," which will touch down in 20 U.S. cities in 2018, is coming to the Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta later this month. 

Demand to see the show, chronicling the story of one of America’s founding fathers with a hip-hop soundtrack, reached a fever pitch in Atlanta when tickets went on sale earlier this spring. Local media reported that the April release of single tickets for the 24 performances sold out within a few hours. For the 2018 tour, Atlanta - and specifically The Fox - stands virtually alone in the Southeast: the next closest venue that will host the show this year is two hours away in Greenville.

Heading to The Fox to see "Hamilton"? 

Scroll down for some suggestions on how to bookend your visit with a meal or other fun activities within walking distance of the theatre.

Venerable Landmark Boasts Impressive Resume in Entertainment Biz

Midtown Atlanta features the largest concentration of visual and performing arts institutions in the Southeast. Anchoring the district’s south end is an iconic, 90-year-old landmark that almost didn’t make it. Today, the Fox Theatre has earned some impressive standing in the industry:

  • Rolling Stone magazine has named The Fox one of the best big rooms in America
  • The venue is among the highest-grossing of its size worldwide for ticket sales, with 250 performances annually
  • The Fox attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually
  • In 2017, The Fox was named “Theater of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA), besting New York’s Apollo Theatre and LA’s Shrine Auditorium among other finalists.

Long-Awaited Marquee Club Opening

The 10,000 SF Marquee Club presented by Lexus makes its debut this season on the rooftop, representing the venue’s largest expansion project since opening in 1929. What’s it all about? Food and drinks, patio views over iconic Peachtree Street, lavish seating, private restrooms and much more. The Fox Theatre is offering access to the club via annual memberships for patrons, and entry to the club will require accompanying admission to a performance. Open only during shows and performances, Marquee Club access passes are limited and may be purchased for select shows on a first come, first serve basis via the Fox Theatre website.

"Hamilton" in Midtown: Your guide to nearby dining, drinks and more before/after the show

Got your tix to see Hamilton in the room where it happens? Don’t throw away your shot to have a great meal, and raise a glass to freedom at one of these Midtown hotspots, all within an easy, walk from The Fox. 

Where: Caravaca Market / Peachtree and 5th
What: Brand new food hall experience with big and small plates, coffees, cocktails and more
Distance from the Fox: 5 minute walk

Where: Escorpion Tacos & Tequila / Peachtree and 5th
What: Bandito-meets-brasserie at this contemporary Mexican hotspot, with outdoor dining
Distance from the Fox: 5 minute walk 

Where: Livingston Bar at the Georgian Terrace / Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave.
What: Drinks and people-watching from the Georgian Terrace patio, looking out on The Fox 
Distance from the Fox: 1 minute walk

Where: Baraonda Ristorante & Bar / Peachtree and 3rd
What: Rustic Italian, featuring handmade pasta dishes and locally-sourced ingredients
Distance from the Fox: 2 minute walk

Where: Publik Draft House / Peachtree and Ponce de Leon Ave.
What: Big bourbon selection plus full menu and small plates, adjacent to The Fox
Distance from the Fox: 1 minute walk

Where: The Melting Pot / Peachtree and 3rd
What: Four-course tableside fondue, from cheese to chocolate and savory entrees in between
Distance from the Fox: 4 minute walk

Where: Cypress Street Pint & Plate / Cypress and 5th
What: Salads, sandwiches, burgers and beverages with a big patio space
Distance from the Fox: 8 minute walk 

Where: Atwoods Pizza Cafe / West Peachtree and 5th - in the Biltmore
What: Neapolitan-style pizza spot serving custom pies and sandwiches, plus breakfast fare
Distance from the Fox: 8 minute walk

Where: Halo Lounge / West Peachtree and 5th - in the Biltmore
What: Chic nightclub with tables and bottle service, ambient lighting and DJ sounds
Distance from the Fox: 8 minute walk 

Where: Broadway Diner / Peachtree and North Ave.
What: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with giant menu and full bar
Distance from the Fox: 2 minute walk 

See more locations on our mobile-friendly Shop and Dine map.

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