More than 50,000 people logged onto Broadway Direct on Tuesday to take part in an online lottery for cheap tickets to Broadway's hottest musical, "Hamilton," crashing the site and halting the lottery.
The lottery tickets for Tuesday's performance will not be sold, according to the official "Hamilton" Twitter account, in an effort to be fair to all fans who attempted to win tickets.
The daily discount-ticket lottery for the show — dubbed #Ham4Ham — had moved online Tuesday after growing safety concerns from neighbors and local police. The lottery typically draws as many as 1,000 hopeful fans in person.
Other Broadway shows that utilize the same lottery website as "Hamilton," including "The Lion King" and "On Your Feet," were also down because of the influx of traffic.
Broadway Direct did not immediately comment on the matter.
"Hamilton" is currently sold out until July 2016 and if the show scores any Tony Awards in 2016 — which many critics have predicted — tickets will likely become even more scarce.
Fans have crowded outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre to enter for a chance to win 21 premium seats to the evening performance, which can run up to $600 including booking fees. The musical, which opened in July of last year, has also made the lottery entry more fun by producing a short live performance before the lottery announcement.