Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Farewell Immune To Broadway Box Office Dip

Associated Press

Box office for Week 7 of the Broadway season, which featured the final performance of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and others in the original cast, was down again compared with last week. Total box office for 29 shows was $24.9 million, down from $26 million from the week before — a 4.5% drop.

Total attendance was 235,573, according to figures provided by the Broadway League, a decline of more than 18,000 from the week before. That Week 6 frame marked the first without recent departures The King and I, Bright Star and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

On Saturday, Miranda took his final bows with the original cast of Hamilton during an emotional night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Tickets for the final show were going for $12,000-plus; the average ticket price was $190.95 for the week. Overall, Miranda’s final week of eight shows grossed $2.053M, at 102% capacity, one of only five shows to see box office gains for the week.

Other SRO earners this frame: musicals The Lion King ($2.3M) at the Minskoff, The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O’Neill ($1.32M), the final week of She Loves Me ($712.1K) at Studio 54 and The Humans ($535.6K) at the Helen Hayes.

This article was printed from