Hamilton dominates 2019 list of best-selling Broadway shows

Hamilton Dominates 2019 List of Best-Selling Broadway Shows

Nearly five years into its run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, Hamilton is still drawing plenty of hype. The musical juggernaut once again dominated Ticket Club’s year-end list of the best-selling Broadway shows.

But just as Springsteen on Broadway almost topped Hamilton last year, Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird nearly claimed the top spot. Harper Lee’s classic story has been dazzling audiences since it premiered at the Shubert Theatre last December and featured starring turns from acclaimed screen actors Jeff Daniels and Ed Harris.

Long-running favorites like The Lion King and Wicked were Top 10 fixtures yet again, with a trio of new musicals also among the bunch. Tony winners Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and Hadestown finish 2019 securely in the best-sellers list at No. 4 and 8, respectively. Moulin Rouge!, which has been a Broadway force since its July premiere, captured the No. 9 sales rank.

See the Top 20 best-selling Broadway shows of this year below. Browse tickets for all shows here.

Top 20 Best-Selling Broadway Shows of 2019

Sales RankShowAverage Ticket Price
1Hamilton$366
2To Kill a Mockingbird$246
3Dear Evan Hansen$189
4Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations$187
5The Lion King$204
6The Book of Mormon$140
7Wicked$146
8Hadestown$224
9Moulin Rouge!$256
10Aladdin$121
11My Fair Lady$185
12Harry Potter and the Cursed Child$187
13The Phantom of the Opera$127
14Frozen$142
15Come From Away$149
16Chicago$130
17Mean Girls$153
18Beautiful: The Carole King Musical$150
19Beetlejuice$154
20The Cher Show$171

Original stories accounted for 55 percent of top Broadway sales, thanks to powerhouse productions like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen drawing in eager audiences. However, other shows with universal appeal held their own, and certainly made the year’s bestsellers a mixed bag.

Adaptations of books and films encroached on originals and took a 38 percent stake of the year’s Broadway sales. To Kill A Mockingbird and The Phantom of the Opera represented literary representations. Meanwhile, film adaptations were also abundant. The musical adaptations of Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and Beetlejuice fared well, as did a trio of Disney productions (The Lion King, Aladdin, and Frozen).

Top Selling Broadway Shows by Category

The least represented category was jukebox musicals, garnering only 7 percent of sales. Ain’t Too Proud and Moulin Rouge! bolstered the category with minor contributions from the now-folded The Cher Show. However, that’s not to say there’s no staying power from jukebox musicals. Shows like Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages have proven their appeal on the Great White Way.

Want to see more posts like this? Check out the rest of our 2019 Year in Review series here.

Broadway Ticket Discounts

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Year in Review: Hamilton Keeps Top Spot Among Best-Selling Broadway Shows

As we count down to 2019, Ticket Club is reviewing the past year in the entertainment industry. Follow along with our series as we explore the best of 2018’s live events, determined by internal sales data. 

Bruce Springsteen gave his best effort, but in the end, Hamilton still came away at the top of this year’s best-selling Broadway shows.

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Holidays boost Broadway ticket prices by 40 percent

Holidays Boost Broadway Ticket Prices By 40 Percent

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AFC Playoffs pull ahead

Ticket Club Top 20: AFC playoffs pull ahead

The following is a breakdown of yesterday’s top-selling events listed on TicketClub.com. The battle for the AFC is down to the wire and football fans are frantic to get their hands on AFC playoffs tickets. The Jaguars wild card game leads the Top 20 at No. 1, while the Chiefs and Steelers’ home games in the playoff bracket also made the cut.  Continue reading “Ticket Club Top 20: AFC playoffs pull ahead”

College Bowl Games

Ticket Club Top 20: College Bowl Games Boost Sports Sales

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Hamilton helps theatre sales

Ticket Club Top 20: Springsteen and Hamilton help theatre sales

The following is a breakdown of yesterday’s top-selling events listed on TicketClub.com. While upcoming end-of-the-year sporting events continue to have a presence on the Top 20, they were bumped from the top spots on today’s list to make room for a variety of concert and theatre sales. Continue reading “Ticket Club Top 20: Springsteen and Hamilton help theatre sales”