Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/25/2013

vanyaandsonia2_largeANOTHER DIP IN BROADWAY TICKET REVENUE
Total Broadway ticket sales decreased again this week, as summer winds down to its conclusion.  Broadway ticket revenue fell by over one million, dropping from $21,839,390 to $20,604,711.    

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE CLOSES
A surprise hit during Broadway’s spring season this year, the Christopher Durang play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ended its run this week.  The wacky comedy enjoyed excellent sales during much of the summer, and in its final week, Vanya earned a total of $565,571, hitting 85.01% theater capacity and taking in an average paid admission of $105.67.

ROMEO AND JULIET STARTS STRONG
Perhaps William Shakespeare’s best known tragedy, Romeo and Juliet has gotten off to a good start in its first week of Broadway previews.  The latest revival of the 400-year old drama had over 91% attendance with an average paid admission of $86.77 per ticket.  The end of summer can be a difficult time to open a show on Broadway, but the recognizable title and the fact that the production stars British movie heartthrob Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) is likely working in its favor.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 25, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $747,017 9,463 69.25% $78.94
CHICAGO $592,959 7,520 87.04% $78.85
CINDERELLA $811,958 8,941 63.83% $90.81
FIRST DATE $411,514 6,207 72.58% $66.30
FOREVER TANGO $206,708 4,205 56.64% $49.16
JERSEY BOYS $762,714 8,172 83.18% $93.33
KINKY BOOTS $1,635,009 11,480 100.77% $142.42
LET IT BE $321,418 5,726 42.53% $56.13
MAMMA MIA! $831,600 9,470 79.02% $87.81
MATILDA $1,320,097 11,539 100.72% $114.40
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,401,954 11,701 97.06% $119.81
NEWSIES $809,180 8,987 94.80% $90.04
ONCE $635,876 7,002 82.65% $90.81
PIPPIN $1,003,459 7,839 98.98% $128.01
ROCK OF AGES $352,664 3,992 85.59% $88.34
ROMEO AND JULIET $207,375 2,390 91.22% $86.77
SOUL DOCTOR $187,435 4,729 84.21% $39.64
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $966,952 10,705 69.33% $90.33
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,698,210 8,752 102.63% $194.04
THE LION KING $1,875,882 13,603 100.02% $137.90
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,068,863 11,779 91.74% $90.74
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $481,516 5,243 70.46% $91.84
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $565,571 5,352 85.01% $105.67
WICKED $1,708,781 13,223 91.37% $129.23
Totals: $20,604,711 198,020 83.36% $97.56

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

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