The musical Hamilton is an inspired, hip-hop-rich stage performance that tells the life story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804). The show arrived on Broadway in August 2015 with $32 million in advance sales. Scalpers commanded prices as high as $3,000 for a pair of tickets, topping off an average audience at 101.8 percent of capacity.
Critics were uncommonly effusive. One referred to the show as “the great work of art, so far, of the twenty-first century.” The overnight review in the New York Times stated simply, “Yes, it really is that good.”
|The room where it happened, June 19, 2016.|
These extraordinary totals don't factor in the impact of the other seven Hamilton productions slated to be staged globally.
But the disruption of Miranda's Hamilton is far more than financial.