Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical Hamilton has sold a hefty $6.5 million in tickets in the 11 days since the box office opened, according to a report in The New York Times.
The Times quoted lead producer Jeffrey Seller in giving the figure, adding that he has another $4 million worth of orders from groups. Tickets went on sale March 8.
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The rap musical about our nation's first Treasury Secretary, which will open at the Richard Rodgers Theatre this summer, helped christen the new extra-large multi-window box office built at the neighboring Marquis Theatre, partly to handle the expected demand and partly because the Rodgers still had a show, If/Then, when tickets went on sale. Hamilton debuted Off-Broadway Feb. 17 at the Newman Theater in the Public Theater complex, where it is continuing its sold-out three-times-extended run through May 3. There will also be a special benefit performance May 4.
The show is currently scheduled to go on hiatus after its May 4 Off-Broadway closing, and begins Broadway previews July 13 aiming for an Aug. 6 opening.