The Broadway hit Hamilton will be coming to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, April 6 to April 24, 2022.
The announcement was made at a press conference held on the Carroll Family Terrace at The Tanger on Tuesday, May 4. And it was a real press conference – with people, cameras, reporters gathered in the same space at the same time, not all at different locations Zooming in.
Mayor Nancy Vaughan made the announcement after being introduced by Greensboro Coliseum Manager Matt Brown. Vaughan said, “The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is going to be second to none.”
After a short video about Hamilton was displayed on The Tanger marquee, Brown said, “This would not have been possible without the 16,435 Broadway Series subscribers sticking with us.”
Brown said, “We have seen tremendous success with our Broadway series and the Tanger Center has not even opened yet.”
Brown said that The Tanger was going to provide the people of the area with an “opportunity to enjoy the very best in touring live entertainment.”
Brown thanked The Tanger’s partners, Nederlander and PFM, for bringing Hamilton to Greensboro.
Sixth District Congresswoman Kathy Manning noted, “many of us have been working on this since 2012.” Manning was in charge of raising private funding for the construction of The Tanger. The original goal was to raise $10 million in private money, and Manning raised over $40 million in donations to help pay for the construction of The Tanger.
She said that The Tanger is, “Proof we can succeed when we all work together.”
The Tanger was set to hold its official grand opening on March 20, 2020, which was the week North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper shut the state down due to COVID-19. Those emergency restrictions, which originally was projected to last a few months, are now over a year old, and venues like The Tanger are still under strict occupancy restrictions.
Brown has repeatedly said that it doesn’t make financial sense to open a venue like The Tanger until it can operate at full capacity.