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$3.7 Million

Newspaper article International New York Times

$3.7 Million

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"Hamilton" has proved lucrative for three others who helped along the way.

"Hamilton" has proved lucrative for three others who helped along the way: Ron Chernow, a historian whose biography of Alexander Hamilton inspired and formed the basis for the musical; the Public Theater, the Off Broadway nonprofit that nurtured the show's late- stage development and presented its pre-Broadway production; and, most surprisingly, Luis A. Miranda Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda's father.

Mr. Chernow, who is the musical's historical consultant and its tireless champion, gets 1 percent of the show's adjusted grosses as a royalty -- about $900,000 a year.

The Public Theater, which famously lived for years off the profits from transferring "A Chorus Line" to Broadway, gets 5 percent of the profits and 1 percent of the adjusted gross -- now totaling about $2. …

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