Broadway grosses steady as award season heats up

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Square-TA-Logo-grossesBroadway grosses for the week ending May 19, 2013 held steady as attendance rose as did ticket prices and revenues from the previous week. Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin closed with a significant uptick in sales for its last week. While the bottom of the list increased their sales figures and the ‘one-man’ Macbeth starring Alan Cumming continues to do steady sales, the starry revival of The Trip To Bountiful saw a 20% drop in sales from the prior week. And Tom Hanks continues to rake in the revenue as Lucky Guy topped all shows except the top 3 musicals, even Kinky Boots  which received terrific reviews and has great word-of-mouth.

 

Averages and Totals:

  • 10 Plays, 18 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $24,657,2841
  • 10 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 84%
  • Average Ticket Price— $99.52
  • Revenue Per Seat— $90.55
  • Total Attendance— 240,992
  • Empty Seats— 30,827
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity %Cap Avg Paid Admission
THE LION KING $1,887,665 13,448 13,600 98.88% $140.37
WICKED $1,748,141 13,881 14,472 95.92% $125.94
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,701,989 8,752 8,528 102.63% $194.47
LUCKY GUY $1,387,476 9,687 9,456 102.44% $143.23
KINKY BOOTS $1,269,683 11,496 11,392 100.91% $110.45
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,249,920 12,152 12,056 100.80% $102.86
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,078,051 12,454 12,840 96.99% $86.56
MATILDA $1,063,972 11,456 11,456 100.00% $92.87
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,032,689 12,098 15,440 78.35% $85.36
CINDERELLA $1,017,256 12,032 14,008 85.89% $84.55
JERSEY BOYS $956,177 9,056 9,824 92.18% $105.58
PIPPIN $869,274 7,985 7,920 100.82% $108.86
ONCE $859,871 7,960 8,472 93.96% $108.02
ANNIE $842,272 10,854 13,664 79.44% $77.60
NEWSIES $839,892 9,297 9,480 98.07% $90.34
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $829,768 5,559 5,439 102.21% $149.27
MAMMA MIA! $822,902 9,507 11,984 79.33% $86.56
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $760,202 8,975 11,512 77.96% $84.70
CHICAGO $697,597 7,871 8,640 91.10% $88.63
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $549,536 5,935 6,296 94.27% $92.59
THE NANCE $499,762 5,965 7,328 81.40% $83.78
ORPHANS $498,625 7,243 8,568 84.54% $68.84
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $469,185 5,450 8,504 64.09% $86.09
ROCK OF AGES $450,030 4,532 4,664 97.17% $99.30
MACBETH $444,348 5,037 6,252 80.57% $88.22
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $354,725 4,914 5,200 94.50% $72.19
ANN $247,041 3,528 8,904 39.62% $70.02
THE BIG KNIFE $229,239 3,868 5,920 65.34% $59.27

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