HAMILTON Is a Fourth of the Way to Recouping After Just Two Months
Our $10 Founding Father is breaking the bank on Broadway!
Deadline reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda's new hit musical Hamilton has raked in 25 percent of its $12.5 million capitalization in just two months, with advance ticket sales at around $40 million (and climbing). The overall figure also includes Hamilton's $1.9 million run at The Public Theater last spring.
"That's an incredible achievement," one investor told Deadline. "If you have a major hit, you might expect 10 percent in that short a time. Twenty-five percent is really unheard of."
The show is on track to beat THE BOOK OF MORMON, which recouped $11.4 million in costs in just eight months.
And with a slew of starry audience members, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, nightly shows selling out regularly at more than 100 percent capacity, and the upcoming Nov. 2 performance to raise money for the President's campaign debt -- charging (at the highest end) $10,000 for two orchestra seats and a picture with the POTUS -- Hamilton shows no signs of stopping.
The new musical Hamilton has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton."
The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Jonathan Groff (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan(Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, PhilipHamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).
HAMILTON is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers and shot to death by Aaron Burr in their legendary duel.
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