The Economics Of Hamilton, The Broadway Show

May 29, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Hamilton is a Broadway show that has become the next big thing. Michael Sokolove looked at the economics of that kind of success:

  • Usually Broadway shows aren’t that great an investment. But when you have a hit like Hamilton there are few returns of investments so appealing.
  • After you pay the initial upfront costs the show can run for decades, and in multiple locations.
  • All in all investors put in $12.5 million for the show. It is soon expected to make $1 billion in profit in New York alone.
  • In fact the show earns half a million dollars in profit every single week.
  • And $82 million worth of tickets for future shows – the equivalent of 400 sold out shows – have been sold.
  • The producers of the show could easily make more money. While they sell tickets for between $67 and $477, scalpers go onto sell the tickets for up to $2,000.

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Source: The New York Times

Via: Marginal Revolution