Attorney general: Be wary of pre-sale ‘Hamilton’ offers

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general is warning theater-goers to be wary of websites offering tickets to the mega-hit musicals “Hamilton” and “Aladdin” before they go on sale to the general public.

Both shows are headed to Chicago over the coming year and are expected to swiftly sell out. 

Lisa Madigan issued a warning Tuesday about sales of so-called “speculative tickets” from sellers or resellers. Madigan’s office says such tickets often come with a steep markup and consumers risk ending up with bad seats or even counterfeit tickets.

The attorney general has sent letters to more than a dozen online ticket sites seeking more information about speculative tickets for the two Broadway productions.

Her office is advising consumers to be sure they’re buying from reputable sites.