The Only Person Who Might Be Greater Than Beyonce is...
Benedict Cumberbatch Outsells Beyonce and Jay-z's 'On the Run' Tour
I'm already worried about receiving the wrath of the Beygency after writing this post.
Now, I'm just as big of a fan of Beyoncé as the rest of you, but there's one person who might have just proved he's better than Queen B (at least numerically speaking)...
Cumberbatch--who recently broke our hearts by getting a girlfriend--is set to begin a 12-week run as the star of Hamlet at London's Barbican Theater in August of 2015, and even though it's a YEAR away, the production as already become the most in-demand theater show of all time.
CUMBERDASH – Benedict’s Hamlet steals the title of most in-demand theatre show of all time #Hamlet #Cumberbatch http://t.co/UV8erV4m91
— viagogo (@viagogo) August 11, 2014
Tickets to the Shakespearean play went on sale on Monday, and Viagogo says hours after tickets became available, there were 214% more searches for Hamlet than there were for Bey and Jay's On the Run tour. Since going for sale, the show has already almost sold out with a handful of tickets left at a whopping price tag of $583--more than five times their original price.
So while we're weeping over the defeat of Bey and Jay, we're also stoked to see that one of our favorite British actors is seeing such intense success!