Not long after a church in Texas turned Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton into an evangelist nightmare, the playwright himself has announced the launch of Ham4Choice, a philanthropic effort to raise funds for organizations that province abortion access and other reproductive health services across the country.
Better yet, from now until September 22nd, a $10 donation to Ham4Choice not only helps those most directly impacted by the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, but it also gets you the chance to win tickets — plus hotel and airfare — to not one, but three Hamilton shows.
First, the winner and a guest will get to see the musical’s opening night in Hamburg, Germany, where they’ll meet Miranda and partake in pre- and post-show festivities. Then, they’ll get to check out the show in both London and New York, getting to meet some cast members along the way before returning home with some Hamilton swag.
“We are devastated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the right to abortion, which has been a right since 1973. In response, we are teaming up with organizations providing support, access, and travel expenses to those seeking these services,” reads a statement from the Hamilton team. “We’re stronger when we work together. We can stand up for every person’s right to make decisions about their own body and their own lives. Join HAMILTON & Friends in the fight for reproductive access and reproductive choice today.”
The higher your donation amount, the better your chances are of winning a seat to Hamilton. Organizations partnering with Ham4Choice include Abortion Support Network, ARC Southeast, Ciocia Basia, Deeds Not Words, Planned Parenthood, Profamilias Puerto Rico, The Brigid Alliance, The National Network of Abortion Fund, and The Tuscan Abortion Support Collective.
Hamilton first premiered on Broadway in 2016 and set a record for most Tony nominations, taking home 11 trophies. Outside the drama of 1776, Miranda’s musical In the Heights was adapted into a film by Jon M. Chu, and Miranda also made his directorial debut with last year’s Andrew Garfield-starring tick, tick… BOOM!.