Broadway grosses drop even as juggernauts Matilda and Motown the Musical open

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Broadway grosses for the week ending April 14, 2013 are in and there were drops across the boards.  2 shows opened this past week, Motown: the Musical and Matilda which contributed about $300K in less revenue for the week due to comping the opening night shows. Even with one person shows Macbeth and Sue Mengers: I’ll Eat You Last adding a full week to their performance schedules the overall attendance, average paid admission and revenue per seat all declined.

Sadly, Broadway said goodbye to the new musical Hands on a Hardbody and just today Breakfast at Tiffany’s announced it will close on April 21.

Averages and Totals:

  • 12 Plays, 20 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $23,143,555
  • 7 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 83%
  • Average Ticket Price— $87.11
  • Revenue Per Seat— $74.32
  • Total Attendance— 252,058
  • Empty Seats— 53,351
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission Revenue Per Seat
WICKED $1,749,291 14,090 14,472 97.36% $124.15 $120.87
THE LION KING $1,733,283 13,550 13,600 99.63% $127.92 $127.45
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,676,472 8,752 8,528 102.63% $191.55 $196.58
LUCKY GUY $1,400,471 9,475 9,456 100.20% $147.81 $148.10
KINKY BOOTS $1,026,793 10,819 11,392 94.97% $94.91 $90.13
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,010,086 11,676 15,440 75.62% $86.51 $65.42
CINDERELLA $1,007,275 10,896 14,008 77.78% $92.44 $71.91
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $959,091 12,063 11,640 103.63% $79.51 $82.40
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $958,802 11,631 12,840 90.58% $82.44 $74.67
NEWSIES $886,357 8,881 9,560 92.90% $99.80 $92.72
JERSEY BOYS $861,854 8,217 9,824 83.64% $104.89 $87.73
ONCE $830,274 7,221 8,472 85.23% $114.98 $98.00
ANNIE $767,197 8,971 13,664 65.65% $85.52 $56.15
MAMMA MIA! $750,520 9,033 11,984 75.38% $83.09 $62.63
MATILDA $745,923 9,867 9,996 98.71% $75.60 $74.62
PIPPIN $643,388 7,318 7,920 92.40% $87.92 $81.24
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $622,192 6,939 11,512 60.28% $89.67 $54.05
CHICAGO $570,078 7,259 8,640 84.02% $78.53 $65.98
ORPHANS $569,401 7,273 8,568 84.89% $78.29 $66.46
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $564,333 4,607 4,662 98.82% $122.49 $121.05
JEKYLL & HYDE $451,377 8,437 12,720 66.33% $53.50 $35.49
MACBETH $444,016 5,263 6,150 85.58% $84.37 $72.20
ROCK OF AGES $401,378 4,089 4,664 87.67% $98.16 $86.06
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $400,444 6,126 8,504 72.04% $65.37 $47.09
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $367,109 4,442 6,296 70.55% $82.64 $58.31
THE NANCE $323,250 6,432 7,328 87.77% $50.26 $44.11
ANN $315,275 4,402 8,904 49.44% $71.62 $35.41
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S $300,346 4,024 8,632 46.62% $74.64 $34.79
THE BIG KNIFE $227,314 5,065 5,920 85.56% $44.88 $38.40
HANDS ON A HARDBODY $219,352 5,326 8,312 64.08% $41.19 $26.39
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $184,561 5,272 6,601 79.87% $35.01 $27.96
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $176,057 4,642 5,200 89.27% $37.93 $33.86

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