Broadway Grosses: Broadway Says Goodbye to Porgy and Bess; Book of Mormon on Top Again

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Broadway grosses are down a bit for the week ending September 23. Big Broadway hit The Book of Mormon takes the lead again (for the third week in a row), grossing $1.6 million, with The Lion King and Wicked hanging onto spots 2 and 3. Spider-man and Evita complete the millionaire club.

Broadway said so long to Tony Award winning revival The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, starring Tony winner Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier. The production played its final performance September 23. After have played 28 previews and 293 regular performances, Porgy and Bess grossed a total of $24,695,945 and averaged 67.63% capacity. In its final week, the musical took in more than $890,000.

Averages and Totals:

  • 5 plays, 17 musicals
  • Gross Revenue – $17,072,241
  • 5 shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity – 82.57%
  • Average Ticket Price -$88.56
  • Revenue Per Seat – $73.13
  • Total attendance – 183,074
  • Empty Seats- 39,710
Show Name

Gross

Total Attendance

Capacity

% Capacity

Avg Paid Admission

THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,626,122 8,752 8,528 102.63% $185.80
THE LION KING $1,555,752 13,222 13,416 98.55% $117.66
WICKED $1,495,735 13,562 14,472 93.71% $110.29
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,113,184 11,874 15,440 76.90% $93.75
EVITA $1,045,494 10,058 12,896 77.99% $103.95
JERSEY BOYS $976,415 9,171 9,824 93.35% $106.47
ONCE $970,686 8,060 8,464 95.23% $120.43
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $902,213 9,252 11,512 80.37% $97.52
PORGY AND BESS $891,566 9,281 10,680 86.90% $96.06
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $803,236 10,566 12,840 82.29% $76.02
NEWSIES $800,484 9,249 9,560 96.75% $86.55
MAMMA MIA! $729,744 9,040 11,984 75.43% $80.72
CHICAGO $619,591 7,425 8,640 85.94% $83.45
MARY POPPINS $604,542 9,026 14,376 62.79% $66.98
WAR HORSE $535,858 7,067 8,552 82.64% $75.83
GRACE $465,332 6,601 8,632 76.47% $70.49
ROCK OF AGES $464,585 4,412 4,664 94.60% $105.30
CHAPLIN $444,259 6,045 8,360 72.31% $73.49
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $371,851 6,724 10,672 63.01% $55.30
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $294,536 5,203 8,304 62.66% $56.61