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Theater PopWrapped | Theater

Hamilton Breaks Broadway Box Office Record

Tamara Fuentes | PopWrapped Author

Tamara Fuentes

12/10/2016 5:47 pm
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Hamilton Breaks Broadway Box Office Record | hamilton
Media Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Hamilton has proved once again that it's truly the hottest ticket in town.

While many fans of the hit Broadway show still haven't been in "the room where it happens," there are still plenty of others, many who are spending thousands of dollars in resale prices, enjoying the show.

Hamilton just broke the Broadway box office record for a single week, where it grossed $3.3 million throughout eight shows. This beats Wicked's previous record of $3.2 million in 2013 during a nine-show week, something not usually done on Broadway.

This news may surprise some, especially after many took to Twitter and other forms of social media to boycott the show after vice president-elect Mike Pence saw the show, where he was booed by some audience members.

After the performance, Brandon Von Dixon, who is currently playing Aaron Burr in the production, addressed Pence in a speech.

“We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us," he said.

President-elect Donald Trump also tweeted out against the Hamilton cast, saying that they "harassed" Mike Pence and should apologize to him. Pence later appeared on Fox News Sunday where he said, "I did hear what was said from the stage, and I can tell you I wasn’t offended by what was said. I’ll leave to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it."

Hamilton is currently sold out until mid-2017 for its New York production. The Chicago production of the show opened up in October and a touring production will start in San Francisco in March 2017.


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