History In The Making: ‘Hamilton’ Rakes In $3.3 Million In Ticket Sales In A Single Week
Hamilton continues to break records on Broadway. According to the New York Times, the Lin-Miranda Manuel created play garnered $3.3 million in ticket sales, which accumulated over a week-long string of shows.
Slate also adds that Hamilton surpassed Broadway’s long-standing Wicked, which accumulated $3.2 million in a week. Although the tickets are sold at a solid price, Thanksgiving tends to be one of the most lucrative holidays for the theater circuit.
The must-see production made headlines earlier this month after vice president-elect Mike Pence was met with boos when he attended a show. Cast member, Brandon Dixon, took a minute after the production to address Pence’s presence with a viral message.
“We are the diverse America that are alarmed and anxious that you and your administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American valued and work on behalf of all of us.”
Donald Trump even chimed in on the matter, amassing over 40,000 tweets by claiming that the cast should apologize to Pence. Dixon caught wind of Trump’s comments and shared his sentiments on television.
“We are men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations, and the resonate nature of the show throughout the world, throughout the global community, demands that we make statements when there are important issues facing us as a community,” he said in an interview with CBS. “So we wanted to stand up and spread a message of love and of unity.”