It might be far from the most important story of the last few weeks, but somehow, the Mike Pence/Donald Trump/Hamilton feud is still a real thing that happened in the real world that has generated real headlines. Incredibly, it also had some very real consequences. Namely, in the last week, the Broadway smash hit broke a record for ticket sales, according to the New York Times.
In spite of — or perhaps because of? — the #BoycottHamilton trend on Twitter, the musical set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show by bringing in $3.3 million. The previous record was held by Wicked, which sold $3.2 million worth of tickets during one nine-show week in 2013. Hamilton only had eight shows during their record-shattering week.
NYT shared this, too:
[Hamilton] set a record for the highest premium ticket price charged by a Broadway box office — $998 — although some people have paid more buying tickets from resellers.
It is unclear how many people actually paid $998 for one ticket from the box office and it’s also unclear how many of them were motivated to go because of the real-life drama.