The combined effort of more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring shows raised a new all-time record $5,528,568 in six weeks of nightly curtain-call appeals. That total far outstripped the $4.7 million previous record set one year ago. The number was revealed at the April 26 performance of skits, songs, dances and giant hats that make up the unique fundraiser-show, at the Minskoff Theatre.
This year's top fundraising award went to Hamilton, which, on its own, raised nearly a tenth of that total—$516,029. The show also won Best Presentation, “Fleet Street Remix,” which stopped the show cold as it retold the story of the musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, rapped to the music of Hamilton’s own opening number, with creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda as the razor wielding title character.