Although professional, non-profit theater alone contributes more than $2.2 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the total economic contribution is much higher when Broadway and other for-profit shows are considered. Millions of people attend profit and non-profit performances each year and often produce indirect economic benefit by eating out before a show, purchasing show music afterward, or traveling and staying in hotels to attend a show.  

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