November 29, 2016


After Mike Pence Showdown, 'Hamilton' Has Highest-Earning Week in Broadway History

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Theo Wargo/WireImage

Another day, another Hamilton slay! Lin-Manuel Miranda's immensely successful hip-hop musical just broke a massive Broadway record, grossing $3,260,089 for eight shows in a single week. As Variety points out, Wicked earned the $3 million milestone back in 2013. But most Broadway shows give a standard of nine performances during the the holidays.

The news follows Vice President-elect Mike Pence's visit to see Hamilton on Nov. 18, where the audience booed him and the cast members addressed his presence onstage, saying:

"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. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

While this incident didn't have an effect on the box office record (we all know how Hamilton quickly sells out months in advance), but it's still an awesome feat in the wake of the incident, which Donald Trump called "very rude" and characterized as harassment.

Thanksgiving is Broadway’s second-highest-selling week of the year following the period between Christmas and New Year's. This season, the theater bastion scored a record-breaking $35.3 million in sales. Along with dominating the stage, Hamilton is promoting its star-studded mixtape that will be released on Dec. 2.

Next up, check out Fuse's Future Hispanic History Month tribute to Lin-Manuel Miranda below: