Orphans starring Alec Baldwin announces closing as sales dry up, Broadway Grosses steady for rest of pack May 5, 2013

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Square-TA-Logo-grossesBroadway stayed steady the week ending May 5, 2013. Mostly things remained unchanged in the Broadway landscape although The Book of Mormon did take over the number two spot from Wicked. And Lucky Guy , starring Tom Hanks, remains the only play in the top ten and I’ll Eat You Last: A Cat With Sue Mengers starring Bette Midler is the only other play in the top 20 grossing shows. The only musical out of the top 20 is  Rock of Ages  which plays in a small theater and would have to start Tom Cruise to catapult it to that level of grosses.

The special concert event The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream continues to sell well while Orphans starring Alec Baldwin has just announced it will close on May 19, 2013. Sales for that show have declined over the past few weeks and it appears that the competition in the market place has dried up its advance sales enough for the producers to decide to pull the plug.

 

Averages and Totals:

  • 10 Plays, 20 Musicals, 1 Special
  • Gross Revenue— $24,611,041
  • 9 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 83%
  • Average Ticket Price— $96.24
  • Revenue Per Seat— $82.47
  • Total Attendance— 245,896
  • Empty Seats— 53,138
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission Revenue Per Seat
THE LION KING $1,829,570 13,266 13,600 97.54% $137.91 $134.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,691,752 8,752 8,528 102.63% $193.30 $198.38
WICKED $1,651,541 13,589 14,472 93.90% $121.54 $114.12
LUCKY GUY $1,382,232 9,520 9,456 100.68% $145.19 $146.18
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,209,773 12,147 12,056 100.75% $99.59 $100.35
KINKY BOOTS $1,140,513 11,346 11,392 99.60% $100.52 $100.12
MATILDA $1,103,030 11,455 11,456 99.99% $96.29 $96.28
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,091,887 12,311 12,840 95.88% $88.69 $85.04
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,002,169 11,465 15,440 74.26% $87.41 $64.91
MAMMA MIA! $954,814 10,738 11,984 89.60% $88.92 $79.67
CINDERELLA $852,008 9,906 14,008 70.72% $86.01 $60.82
JERSEY BOYS $833,113 8,195 9,824 83.42% $101.66 $84.80
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM $822,957 6,399 6,695 95.58% $128.61 $122.92
ONCE $789,592 7,410 8,472 87.46% $106.56 $93.20
PIPPIN $785,386 7,831 7,920 98.88% $100.29 $99.16
NEWSIES $762,227 8,765 9,560 91.68% $86.96 $79.73
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $753,217 5,535 5,439 101.77% $136.08 $138.48
CHICAGO $648,324 7,739 8,640 89.57% $83.77 $75.04
ANNIE $648,007 8,284 13,664 60.63% $78.22 $47.42
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $568,037 6,957 11,512 60.43% $81.65 $49.34
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $479,937 5,630 8,504 66.20% $85.25 $56.44
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $449,073 5,036 6,296 79.99% $89.17 $71.33
THE NANCE $443,964 5,366 7,328 73.23% $82.74 $60.58
MACBETH $436,867 4,708 6,252 75.30% $92.79 $69.88
ROCK OF AGES $405,807 4,138 4,664 88.72% $98.07 $87.01
JEKYLL & HYDE $398,919 5,523 12,896 42.83% $72.23 $30.93
ORPHANS $397,646 5,960 8,568 69.56% $66.72 $46.41
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $301,343 6,077 7,544 80.55% $49.59 $39.94
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $295,099 4,674 5,200 89.88% $63.14 $56.75
ANN $261,380 3,549 8,904 39.86% $73.65 $29.36
THE BIG KNIFE $220,859 3,625 5,920 61.23% $60.93 $37.31

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