Hamilton Had Significant Impact on State’s Economy

Hamilton, the American musical produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, recently completed 32 sold-out performances at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. The trade organization Broadway League estimated the musical had a $50 million impact on the state’s economy. Everything from nearby bars and restaurants to retail shops and salons all benefited from the extra cash flow.

“More than 92,000 patrons from across the state, country – and patrons from as far away as Mexico, Canada and Sweden came through the doors at ASU Gammage during the ‘Hamilton’ engagement,” Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Gammage’s executive director and ASU’s vice president for cultural affairs, said in the release.

Hamilton made its Broadway debut in 2015 with critical acclaim and box office success. According to its website, HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

The musical is scheduled to continue its US tour with performances in Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Portland, OR. 

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