According to a new report from DailyMail the broadway hit “Hamilton” is set to receive $30 million in federal aid with the possibility of getting another $20 million under the Shuttered Venue Operators Program.
This comes despite the show grossing $650 million since it debuted in 2015.
The report explains that before the pandemic, there were five productions of Hamilton throughout the country – the one on Broadway and four traveling productions.
Each of those shows were able to apply for $10 million under the aid program .
The Broadway hit is receiving the money under the government’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program, a $16billion federal aid program designed to provide the nation’s culture sector and live event businesses with pandemic relief, according to the New York Times.
Under the program, each of the show’s five productions – the one on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater as well as four touring productions – were able to apply for $10 million to help make up for lost revenue.
It is set to return to Broadway on September 14.