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What 'Hamilton' Can Teach Us About Central Banking

Producer Jeffrey Seller explains why bureaucracy is a hit on Broadway.

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Cast of Hamilton perform at 'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Authorities at the Federal Reserve are meeting next week on whether to start raising interest rates for the first time in nine years. And if you head over to Broadway, there’s a history lesson being performed every night about Alexander Hamilton fighting for what would eventually become the Fed.

Jeffrey Seller, one of the producers of the Broadway blockbuster, joined us to talk about taking a risk on a show about America’s first treasury secretary, and what the show’s ticket lottery system teaches us about queuing theory.

Here’s our conversation with Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, about subsidizing “Hamilton” tickets for NYC high schoolers:

The Associated Press reports that a production of “Hamilton” is headed to Chicago:

Producers said Tuesday that performances will begin Sept. 27 at the newly named The PrivateBank Theatre. It’s a coup for Chicago since the city has lured the hottest stage show in years and beaten a rival theater town where it might play well, too — Washington, D.C. Group tickets for the Chicago run will go on sale Jan. 5. Single ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

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