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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 

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