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Following Mike Pence controversy, ‘Hamilton’ sets box-office record

'Hamilton' just set a new record for Broadway box-office earnings.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Nov 29, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:03 pm CDT

After vice-president elect Mike Pence was booed at a Hamilton performance, some of his supporters vowed to boycott the show.

Unfortunately for this aspiring protest movement, Hamilton tickets were already sold out months in advance, making it kind of difficult to boycott.

We now know that one week after the Mike Pence controversy, Hamilton actually made more money than ever. Making $3.3 million over the course of eight performances, the show broke Broadway’s previous record for box-office earnings, a $3.2 million haul from a nine-show week by Wicked in 2013.

Granted, most of these tickets were purchased long, long before Mike Pence saw the show, but this controversy evidently hasn’t made a dent in Hamilton‘s popularity.

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Nov 29, 2016, 11:44 am CST