Now Playing

Here Comes ‘Hamilton’

A look at the numbers behind the award-winning musical coming to San Francisco this March.

 

The hit play touches down March 10 at SHN’s Orpheum Theater—but it’s already piled up some box-office-shattering stats.

$3 million: The amount grossed by Hamilton in a single week—eight performances—on Broadway, making it the first musical to cross that threshold.

11: Number of Tony Awards, to go with one Pulitzer Prize for drama, that Hamilton bagged in 2016.

44: Number of discounted tickets that SHN will dish out through a lottery for each of the 165 performances. Contestants must line up in person and, should they win, pay in cash.

500: Approximate number of fans lined up outside the SHN Orpheum Theater at 10 a.m. the first day tickets were available.

$15,000: The most expensive ticket for Hamilton listed on StubHub as of press time (excepting a $99,999 mezzanine seat that we’re calling BS on).

23,000: The jump in subscribers to SHN (from 20,000 to 43,000) in 2016. Season subscribers got early access to Hamilton tickets.

80,000: Reportedly, the approximate number of people in a digital line for Hamilton presale tickets—available only to American Express cardholders.

145,000: Number of people in the digital queue on the official opening day of Hamilton ticket sales.

 

Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco 

Have feedback? Email us at letterssf@sanfranmag.com
Email Ian A. Stewart at istewart@modernluxury.com
Follow us on Twitter @sanfranmag
Follow Ian A. Stewart on Twitter @IanAStewart