Newspaper article International New York Times

$6.4 Million

Newspaper article International New York Times

$6.4 Million

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's 36-year-old creator, is likely to make at least $6.4 million from the Broadway production over the next year.

Mr. Miranda, the show's 36-year-old creator, wears an unusual number of hats: He came up with the idea; he wrote the music, book and lyrics; and he is, for now, the star. That means he gets a salary (as an actor), authorship royalties and profits that ordinarily would be split among multiple people. He is expected to leave the cast this summer and will then lose his salary (an undisclosed amount), but he will continue to receive the royalties and profits for as long as the show runs.

He is likely to make at least $6.4 million from the Broadway production over the next year; his earnings will grow considerably when the other productions begin. …

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