Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 7/21/2013

Forever Tango Broadway ShowANOTHER SMALL INCREASE IN TICKET SALES
As a week-long heat wave smothered New York City, many people found relief in air-conditioned Broadway theaters. Total Broadway ticket revenue increased from the previous week’s $23,190,352 to $23,614,761.

FOREVER TANGO’S AVERAGE PAID ADMISSION GOES UP
Since last week, the new dance revue Forever Tango saw a decrease in attendance (down to 73.30% from the previous week’s 82.61%).  However, the average paid admission went up by more than $30, making up for the fact that there were fewer people in the seats.

LET IT BE BEGINS WITH POOR SALES
The new Beatles tribute show Let It Be began preview performances this week, but fans of the Fab Four were not out in full force. At 70.80% capacity, the new Broadway show had decent if unimpressive attendance, but the average paid admission was an extremely low $41.90.

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $956,255 11,510 84.20% $83.08
CHICAGO $679,103 8,257 95.60% $82.25
CINDERELLA $1,135,743 11,746 83.90% $96.69
FIRST DATE $350,122 7,594 88.80% $46.11
FOREVER TANGO $430,325 5,441 73.30% $79.09
JERSEY BOYS $858,871 8,712 88.70% $98.58
KINKY BOOTS $1,604,272 11,480 100.80% $139.74
LET IT BE $399,319 9,530 70.80% $41.90
MAMMA MIA! $951,216 10,548 88% $90.18
MATILDA $1,288,941 11,539 100.70% $111.70
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,478,595 12,135 100.70% $121.85
NEWSIES $959,947 9,526 100.50% $100.77
ONCE $779,508 8,019 94.70% $97.21
PIPPIN $1,037,961 8,026 101.30% $129.32
ROCK OF AGES $423,004 4,323 92.70% $97.85
SOUL DOCTOR $109,750 2,990 85.70% $36.71
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,277,702 12,987 84.10% $98.38
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $285,154 4,306 82.80% $66.22
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,749,550 8,752 102.60% $199.90
THE LION KING $2,316,189 15,186 99.30% $152.52
THE NANCE $380,778 5,022 68.50% $75.82
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,147,544 12,642 98.50% $90.77
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $423,827 5,054 59.40% $83.86
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $683,857 5,900 93.70% $115.91
WICKED $1,907,228 14,009 96.80% $136.14
Totals: $23,614,761 225,234 89.44% $98.90

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