Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 4/21/2013

The Rascals Once Upon a DreamINCREASE IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
After a couple of disheartening weeks in which overall Broadway ticket sales experienced decreases, this week finally sees an increase, with a rise from last week’s $23,143,555 up to $24,719.507. Hopefully the upward trend will continue as the lively spring season makes its way into the tourist heavy summer season.

THE RASCALS HIT BROADWAY
Following in the footsteps of Barry Manilow, another pop musician that brought his act to Broadway recently, The Rascals began their limited run this week with The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream. Primarily a reunion concert for the original members of the band The Rascals, this production also offers film footage and archival material to give it a little more theatrical flair. So far the show is doing very well, filling up 87.96% of its theater at an average ticket price of $109.80. The week’s total take was $646,622.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S ENDS ITS RUN
The play Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which had a harder time selling tickets than most of the spring season’s new Broadway productions, finally succumbed to the lack of interest and closed this weekend. In its last week, the production filled just over half of its theater, though its average paid admission was not too bad at $68.92 per ticket.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending April 21, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPaidAdm
ANN $266,291 3,611 40.55% $73.74
ANNIE $813,203 9,403 68.82% $86.48
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S $323,655 4,696 54.40% $68.92
CHICAGO $598,981 7,495 86.75% $79.92
CINDERELLA $976,098 10,574 75.49% $92.31
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $686,031 5,497 101.07% $124.80
JEKYLL & HYDE $399,086 7,798 61.31% $51.18
JERSEY BOYS $879,720 8,355 85.05% $105.29
KINKY BOOTS $1,056,926 11,050 97.00% $95.65
LUCKY GUY $1,412,001 9,597 101.49% $147.13
MACBETH $385,394 5,711 91.35% $67.48
MAMMA MIA! $833,047 9,887 82.50% $84.26
MATILDA $1,129,419 11,402 99.81% $99.05
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,151,759 12,127 100.59% $94.97
NEWSIES $910,812 9,405 98.38% $96.84
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $597,888 7,037 61.13% $84.96
ONCE $873,375 7,819 92.29% $111.70
ORPHANS $522,036 7,352 85.81% $71.01
PIPPIN $683,911 8,000 101.01% $85.49
ROCK OF AGES $422,484 4,292 92.02% $98.44
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,060,466 12,235 79.24% $86.67
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $205,596 4,706 90.50% $43.69
THE BIG KNIFE $216,091 4,797 81.03% $45.05
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,670,782 8,752 102.63% $190.90
THE LION KING $1,835,410 13,357 98.21% $137.41
THE NANCE $362,059 5,876 80.19% $61.62
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $952,478 11,477 89.38% $82.99
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM $646,622 5,889 87.96% $109.80
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $189,737 6,346 96.14% $29.90
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $437,718 6,541 76.92% $66.92
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $409,524 4,781 75.94% $85.66
WICKED $1,810,911 14,375 99.33% $125.98
Total $24,719,507 260,240 85.45% $90.19

Broadway ticket sales raw data are provided courtesy of The Broadway League. All other data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2013 nytix.com.

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Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

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 Broadway show winners and losers long before the rest of the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher