Saturday’s final “Hamilton” original cast performance is basically the Super Bowl of Broadway — and the market is setting ticket prices that rival those of the big game.
Before we get to the big(gest) bucks, let’s set a baseline: The average cost for a “Hamilton” ticket before Miranda’s announced departure was $1,159. That counts all of May and the very beginning of June; the musical’s creator told his adoring public on June 2 public that he’d be stepping down this summer.
After the news broke, tickets for all “Hamilton” performances up until (but not including) the final day for the original cast jumped to $2,076 apiece in the secondary market, which is monitored by Rukkus.
For the landmark July 9 show, the average individual ticket price is an eye-popping $3,391. And thus far, the most expensive ticket sold has fetched a whopping $6,580.
As a comparison, the average per-ticket cost for this year’s Super Bowl 50 seat was $3,931, also per Rukkus.
Post-July 9, tickets sold have settled back to a $1,286 average. That’s still well-above face value, of course.