Trump's 'Hamilton' Freakout Only Helped The Broadway Show Smash Even More Records
It's become a grueling challenge to find the light in a Trump world. But the the president-elect may have accidentally incited a half-decent thing this past weekend. Many of you may already know of Trump's resentment for Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster Broadway musical, Hamilton, demanding an apology from the cast and crew following a heartfelt and very personal address to Trump VP (actual president-elect) Mike Pence, where actor, Brandon Victor Dixon, plead for the Trump regime to represent Americans of all shades, creeds and genders.
Dixon recently responded by explaining there wasn't anything to actually apologize for, echoed by Pence himself. What The Cheeto didn't realize: in the following week, his shit-stirring amounted to something for once. According to The New York Times, Hamilton grossed $3.3 million at the box office over an eight-show Thanksgiving weekend stretch, breaking a record once held by Wicked ($3.2 million over nine shows in 2013.) It should also be noted that Hamilton currently holds the record for most expensive general admission ticket ($303) and most expensive premium ticket ($998) as well. So while the added traffic is a good thing for theater at large, we're no closer to a somewhat reasonable price of admission.