Hamilton came under a fair share of controversy after Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in attendance on Nov. 19 and was met with boos from the audience and a plea for equality form the cast. As a result, President-Elect Donald Trump demanded an apology and his supporters threatened to boycott the highly successful Broadway production.

Their efforts may have backfired as the musical broke records by making $3.3 million over the next week after only putting on eight performances.

According to USA Today, the previous record belonged to Wicked, which made $3.2 million in 2013 after a nine-performance week.

The larger number in sales is likely a result of a holiday push due to more people being in New York City for Thanksgiving, but the record-breaking performance still speaks volumes.

Much of the praise Hamilton has received is a result of its diverse casting. Which is likely something many Trump supporters despise, given that most of the characters are based on historically white men. Regardless, their attempts to boycott the production appeared to be fruitless for the wrong target.


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