Well, the race is on to get your Broadway musical. First, Disney set the standard with Hamilton. Now, Netflix is fast on their heels, getting the rights to a Princess Diana musical.
This got me wondering, especially the Hamilton news, about how big was Hamilton in the 2010s? Was it the biggest live musical show in the world in the 2010s?
Fortunately, Wikipedia has us covered with data from The Broadway League, so here’s a chart that didn’t make it into my Decider piece. When you look at “Per show” revenue, Hamilton was a popular monster that has few peers.
Some quick insights:
– First yes, winner take all. It shouldn’t even be a surprise at this point. Which was Wicked, until Hamilton, which will likely earn twice over however long it’s lifespan runs. Moreover, the Disney+ platform will likely only boost long term receipts as more folks want to see it in person.
– Second, here’s the table if you want the data yourself. This is sorted in total Gross Revenue to provide a different look.
– Third, if you look at “Revenue per Year”, you can see another look at just how much Hamilton was making.