Hamilton: Hit Broadway show's ticket sales top $3m in just one week after Mike Pence drama

The average ticket price was a reported $303.21

Roisin O'Connor
Tuesday 29 November 2016 11:11
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Thanksgiving week earned the Broadway box office a record $35 million, with the biggest sales coming from hit musical Hamilton.

According to Variety, Hamilton managed to take $3m in ticket sales with just eight performances, instead of the nine that many titles put on during holiday weeks.

With premium ticket prices at a whopping $998, the average ticket price was a reported $303.21. Wicked is the only other Broadway show which has managed to achieve the same feat, after breaking the record in 2013.

Hamilton's additional success come in the wake of the enormous controversy surrounding audience member Mike Pence, after a video emerged of the Vice President-elect being booed as he walked to his seat.

However the increase in interest cannot be contributed to the controversy - as tickets for the show during Thanksgiving week.

At the end of the show where Pence was an audience member, lead actor Brandon Dixon delivered an open letter asking the Indiana politician to respect the "diverse America" they represented.

Brandon Victor Dixon who plays Arron Burr, the nationís third vice president, in "Hamilton" speaks from the stage after the curtain call in New York, Friday

President-elect Donald Trump accused the cast of exhibiting "terrible behaviour" and demanded that they apologise, also claiming the show was "overrated".

However in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Pence himself said that he had enjoyed the show and had not been offended by what was said.

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