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Arizona drivers enjoy ‘Hamilton’ signs as hit show rolls into Tempe

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PHOENIX — Opening night of “Hamilton” at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe had the Arizona Department of Transportation feeling punny Tuesday morning.

Electronic overhead freeway signs were updated by the department to display messages related to the show, including its lyrics, to encourage safe driving.

The signs were rolled out Tuesday morning and were tweeted out by the department shortly after.

Even “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda got a kick out of it.

This is not the first time that ADOT has used pop culture references on its signs to make drivers more aware of their driving habits.

Earlier this year, “Star Wars” themed messages were posted during the release of “The Force Awakens” and even during last year’s Super Bowl, ADOT posted messages related to the big game.

“Hamilton” runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 25 and the show is likely to funnel extra traffic for the next month to Gammage Auditorium located near Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard on the ASU campus.

The Broadway-based musical has won many awards including a Grammy, Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony Awards, but there are still tickets available to many of the shows here.

Gammage Theater is offering a ticket lottery for those interested in finding cheaper tickets.

People who win the “Hamilton” lottery will have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets for $10. There will be 40 lottery tickets drawn to the public.

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