Hamilton Busting Box-Office Records During Preview Week
Inspired by the biography of Alexander Hamilton, the new musical “Hamilton” has just debuted on Broadway to rave reviews. With an average resale price of $222, the play has topped every other Broadway show since its previews began. In the same timespan the average resale price for The Book of Mormon has been $202, and for Fish in the Dark it has been $148.
It’s cost during preview week has topped all other Broadway shows over the past three weeks when it comes to the secondary market. The second most expensive show to see on the secondary market is An Act of God, with an average resale price of $216. The Book of Mormon ($202), The Lion King ($201) and Matilda ($175) round out the top five.
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Broadway fans across the country are interested in coming to New York to see the show, as of those looking for tickets on our site, only 60 percent live in the New York metro area. Nine percent of those interested in the show live in the San Francisco Bay area, while another five percent live in the Boston area. Miami and Chicago, each with four percent, round out the top five.
Prices do range throughout the theater depending on where an attendee wants to sit. The seats in the orchestra sections are reselling for an average of $358, by far the most expensive spot in the building. Those looking to save money can sit upstairs. The front mezzanine has an average resale price of $255, while the rear mezzanine has an average resale price of $122.
The secondary market doesn’t seem to be slowing down for Hamilton any time soon, with an estimated $1 million spent on secondary market tickets for performances that are still to come.