Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 1/20/2013

Golden Boy Broadway ShowMODEST INCREASE IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
Following last week’s nosedive in Broadway ticket revenue, this week saw total ticket sales increase by nearly two million dollars, raising from $17,802,126 to $19,579,646. Barring a miracle, though, the winter doldrums are likely to ensure that Broadway sales remain modest for the next couple months.

GLENGARRY, GOLDEN BOY, AND PETER END THEIR RUNS
Three Broadway plays sold their final tickets last week, as their runs concluded on January 20. Glengarry Glen Ross featuring Al Pacino went out with a bang, one of just six shows to make over a million this week — and the only one of those that’s a play (the other Millionaire Club members were The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Spiderman, Evita, and the week’s top earner, Wicked). Golden Boy enjoyed better than usual attendance during its final week, filling the theater to 84.35% capacity. And Peter and the Starcatcher performed respectably, earning a total of $502,223, with an average paid admission of $79.55.

BARRY MANILOW COMES TO BROADWAY
Grammy Award winning songwriter and recording artist Barry Manilow began performances of his limited-run Barry Manilow on Broadway concerts, and so far his fans have been coming out in droves. Filling the theater to 88.47% capacity, the show sold tickets at an impressive average paid admission of $155.22.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending January 20, 2013:

Broadway Show Tickets Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANNIE $902,883 9,531 69.75% $94.73
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF $891,457 10,203 92.15% $87.37
CHICAGO $502,373 6,403 74.11% $78.46
EVITA $1,018,693 10,289 79.78% $99.01
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $1,070,538 7,587 88.63% $141.10
GOLDEN BOY $471,181 6,559 84.35% $71.84
JERSEY BOYS $823,113 7,644 77.81% $107.68
MAMMA MIA! $633,996 8,590 71.68% $73.81
MANILOW ON BROADWAY $447,956 2,886 88.47% $155.22
MARY POPPINS $696,998 9,490 66.01% $73.45
NEWSIES $793,300 8,106 84.79% $97.87
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $757,128 7,764 67.44% $97.52
ONCE $951,399 7,857 92.83% $121.09
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $502,223 6,313 76.02% $79.55
PICNIC $235,067 4,513 76.23% $52.09
ROCK OF AGES $445,141 4,295 92.09% $103.64
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,266,814 13,299 86.13% $95.26
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,655,074 8,752 102.63% $189.11
THE HEIRESS $596,439 6,394 84.04% $93.28
THE LION KING $1,547,560 13,132 97.88% $117.85
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $380,259 5,925 73.77% $64.18
THE OTHER PLACE $278,002 4,178 81.09% $66.54
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $722,379 9,418 73.35% $76.70
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $289,650 3,503 64.16% $82.69
WICKED $1,700,024 13,768 95.14% $123.48
Total: $19,579,646 196,399 81.61% $97.74

Broadway ticket sales raw data are provided courtesy of The Broadway League
All other data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2012 nytix.com

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Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

Finance and Stats at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Michael's passion for Broadway and statistics came together perfectly for his assignment as "Broadway Sales Analyst" at New York Show Tickets Inc. He loves to forecast future Broadway ticket sales, diagnose breaking trends and can spot winners and loses long before the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher