‘Hamilton’: There’s an app for that

Broadway smash "Hamilton" is going mobile with the launch of an official app, consolidating resources for the musical across its rapidly expanding portfolio of productions.

The app, available for both iOS and Android, will include a portal to the #Ham4Ham lottery, the daily drawing for $10 tickets to "Hamilton"; digital stickers; a themed "HamCam" filter for photos; news and other content; and a storefront with merch only available on the app. Access to the ticket lottery begins immediately for the national tour, which begins performances in L.A. Aug. 11, with the lotteries for the Broadway staging and the Chicago production to be made available through the app on Aug. 22 and Aug. 29, respectively.

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 27: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (R) poses with Secretary of State Elect Hillary Rodham Clinton while attending the hit musical 'In The Heights' on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater on December 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18: American actor and Tony Award winning composer, and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda is honored for 'In The Heights' at City Hall Chambers on December 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18: American actor and Tony Award winning composer, and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda is honored for 'In The Heights' at City Hall Chambers on December 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Johnnie Walker Blue Label is In the Heights with Jorge Posada at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 19, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 27: Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Elect Hillary Rodham Clinton chat with composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (L) backstage during their visit to the hit musical 'In The Heights' on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater on December 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 17: (U.S. TABS OUT) 'In The Heights' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda visits MTV's 'Mi TRL' on June 17, 2008 at the MTV studios in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda visits MTV's 'Mi TRL' on June 17, 2008 at the MTV studios in Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)
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NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Tony award winning actor/writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda attends a portrait unveiling at Tony's Di Napoli on June 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 11th annual HOLA Awards at The Players Club on October 18, 2010 in New York.
NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 20th Anniversary of The Hispanic Federation Gala at the Waldorf Astoria - Grand Ballroom on April 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the opening night of 'the Book of Mormon' on Broadway at Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Lin-Manuel Miranda attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Annie' at the Palace Theatre in New York City on 11/08/2012 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2013 New York Stage And Film Gala at The Plaza Hotel on November 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Jennifer Ashley Tepper's 'The Untold Stories Of Broadway' Book Launch Party at Sardi's on November 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda attends People En Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful 2013 at Marquee on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for People en Espanol)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Miscast 2014 at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda poses in the press room during the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for 'On Your Feet' at the Mariott Marquis Hotel on November 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0362 -- Pictured: (l-r) Composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 6, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS) Selena Gomez and Lin-Manuel Miranda pose backstage at the hit musical 'Hamilton' on Broadway at The Richard Rogers Theater on October 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Lin-Manuel Miranda is honored for his work in 'Hamilton' with a Sardi's Caricature at Sardi's on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Lin-Manuel Miranda visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 10, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 551 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda talks with host Seth Meyers during an interview on June 29, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Backers of the app, including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller, promise more features will be added in the coming year, including karaoke tracks, augmented reality content and enhancements for the musical's series of educational performances for high school students. The most interesting of the coming attractions: exclusive access to blocks of tickets that will only be made available through the app.

It's rare for a Broadway brand to roll out a dedicated app, but it's worth it for those shows with a widespread fanbase that's younger-skewing and digitally engaged. "Wicked," for instance, also has an app available.

In L.A., "Hamilton" is gearing up for an Aug. 16 opening night. A West End iteration opens later this year.

The lottery for the L.A. production makes 40 seats per performance available for $10 a pop, with seat locations varying at each show. Each lottery begins two days before the performance in question and winners are alerted the day before. The lottery can be accessed not only on the official app but also on the Pantages Theater website and via Lucky Seat.

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