Calling Out Mike Pence Helped ‘Hamilton’ Rake In Over $3 Million In One Week
From Slate‘s Marissa Martinelli:
Depending on your point of view, it’s either extremely easy or extremely difficult to boycott something that is already as exclusive as Hamilton. (Tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s last performance in July sold for thousands of dollars on the secondary market.) What are you going to do, not buy a ticket for a show that it’s already impossible to get tickets for? But Hamilton saw the value of its premium tickets, which vary according to demand, actually rise last week, with some seats going for $998—and that’s just the official box office value.
Granted, the huge numbers aren’t necessarily a calculated refutation of boycotters since tickets are sold far in advance (as Martinelli points out), but it goes to show that the Trumpkins’ plans for a boycott make about as much sense as their voting preferences.