The $998 seats are up 18 percent over the $849 tickets Hamilton introduced in early June — the previous record holder. When including Ticketmaster’s $18 service fee, the new ticket, at $1,016, is the first on Broadway to run four figures.
Even with several original principal actors gone from the Hip-hop-infused musical, the seats have moved fast. Many of the $998 tickets on sale Thursday afternoon were no longer available by evening. Tickets are more plentiful on the resale market, offered for as much as $4,000.
This weekend, composer, lyricist and former lead actor Lin-Manuel Miranda hosts Saturday Night Live. In an SNL promotional skit, he jokes that even he can’t score Hamilton tickets.
Tens of thousands of New York City public school students are seeing the show for $10 apiece, thanks to subsidy by the producers and the Rockefeller Foundation.
This story was updated since the initial post this afternoon.