The musical “Hamilton”, distinguished political scandal around the victory trump, has broken Broadway box office record
American musical Hamilton about the life of one of the founding fathers of the USA Alexander Hamilton, world premiered in February 2015 in new York, already in the second year of its existence broke the historical record of Broadway at the box office.
The proceeds from the sale of tickets, the cost of which comes to $ 1,000, reached 3.26 million in the week, reports Variety.
Hamilton is not the first record, beating the mark of 3 million per week. In 2013, Wicked has also collected 3.2 million dollars, but then was given nine performances over seven days. Hamilton gave eight performances, collecting the same amount.
The average cost of tickets to the show amounted to 303 of the dollar, however, given that thanksgiving tickets traditionally go up in price, the musical broke another record – the most expensive ticket in the day was worth $ 998.
As the newspaper notes, such a high demand for tickets partly could be caused a wide public resonance associated with the participation of the actors of this musical in antithrombotic performances.
Just the weekend prior record for a musical week, a scandal broke out in Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre, where during a performance of “Hamilton,” the actors turned to attended the staging of a new Vice-President Michael Penny with instructions to protect American values on behalf of all the citizens of the United States, not just part of society.
However, the majority of tickets for last week were bought in advance, writes further Variety.
The week which includes thanksgiving, usually, is in second place for volume sold show tickets after the week between Christmas and New year. So will soon see if another record for this musical.
The total volume of ticket sales on Broadway for the past week amounted to 35.3 million dollars. As always, the majority of revenues are accounted for tourists visiting new York for the holidays.
After the second “Hamilton”; the place took the musical “the lion King” ($2.5 million), “Evil” (2.3 million) and “Aladdin” (2 million). More than a million dollars a week brought three musical Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” (1.6 million), “the phantom of the Opera” (1.25 million) and “Cats” (1.2 million), as well as the musical Josh Groban “Natasha, Pierre and the Great comet of 1812″ (1.28 million), based on the fifth part of the second volume of the novel “War and peace” by Leo Tolstoy, and the musical “the front page” (1.3 million).