Thursday, April 18, 2024

Broadway Box Office: “Hamilton” Soars to New Heights with a $3.3 Million Holiday Week


“Hamilton” just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Last week Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning Pulitzer Prize winning musical took in over $3.3 million. They were up by over $1 million from the prior week. It was their highest week since November 27th, and the biggest week ever for the political rap hip hop sensation.

Broadway is buzzing this Christmas. Josh Groban has surged ticket sales for “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Cate Blanchett is selling out her previews in “The Present,” which doesn’t open until January 8th. “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Something Rotten” are all pulling in last minute sold crowds before they close shortly.

All the big hits– “Wicked,” “Lion King,” “Book of Mormon”– continue to entertain the masses.

PS This Sunday at 10pm HBO will re-air Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking.” Not to be missed, a real New Years treat! ;(


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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