Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

About Michael Tubbs - The Stats Guy

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

Michael Strahan Puts Call Out For Red Carpet Audience Members For Super Bowl XLVIII

super-bowl-red-carpetThis Sunday night, the 2014 Fox Sports Super Bowl XLVIII red carpet will be hosted by Charissa Thompson and Michael Strahan at the MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ and will take place on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Fox Sports are looking for fifty red carpet insiders to be part of the pregame show and hang out next to the red carpet while they interview celebrities.

The pregame is standing-room-only, but the fans are able to stand on the other side of the velvet rope at the red carpet for the entire pregame show, which will be for at least four hours.

Just to be clear, Fox Sports producers want everyone to know that tickets to the Super Bowl will not be supplied to the guests by Fox Sports or any of its affiliates. Guests will not be provided with any heat, cover from the elements, chairs, refreshments, or bathrooms. Guests will also have to make their own arrangements to get to the MetLife stadium, which might be a major hassle given that the Super Bowl is playing at the stadium and they will not be part of it. Guests must leave directly after the red carpet pregame is over. Guests should not approach Charissa Thompson or Michael Strahan for autographs or to sign any paraphernalia. Guests will also not be allowed to approach or talk to anyone who is walking on the red carpet. At this point, it is unclear which celebrities will actually walk the red carpet at the Super Bowl, but looking back at Super Bowl XLVII in 2012 it was a mix of TV stars and ex-NFL players. Current NFL players don’t really want to be seen on the red carpet at the game that they might feel that they deserved to be playing in.

Super Bowl fans who want to be part of this show (it really helps that you already have Super Bowl tickets) are welcome to apply at the Fox Sports website.

As of today, they still do not have the required fifty people, but they anticipate that this show will actually become far hotter than the game itself as people realize that stars like the Kardashians, Dorothy Wang, Bethenny Frankel and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be there.

On the network’s broadcast roster are Terry Bradshaw (his 10th Super Bowl assignment as a broadcaster) who will carry the bulk of the four hours. Game broadcasters Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver, and Erin Andrews and rules analyst Mike Pereira will also be part of the pregame.

The TV schedule rundown for this year’s pregame show is:

  • A feature on the New York and New Jersey ties of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, who was born in Brooklyn, played at Fordham and coached at Army, St. Cecilia’s in New Jersey and with the New York Giants. The piece, produced by PT Navarro, should run in the 4pm hour or early in the 5pm hour. Vin Scully and Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan will appear on camera as part of the piece.
  • Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly will conduct a live sit-down interview with President Barack Obama beginning approximately at 4:30 pm ET. The interview will take place at the White House and go for about 10 minutes or so.
  • Bradshaw has a taped interview with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, with the pair walking down Broadway in New York City. That will air sometime in the show’s first 90 minutes.
  • An examination of some of the great games in New York/New Jersey history, including the 1958 Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants. This will run in the first hour.
  • Drawing from previous Super Bowl broadcasters, Michael Strahan and Fox Sports Live‘s Charissa Thompson will interview celebrities on a red-carpet outside MetLife Stadium. Its unclear how “Celebrities” is defined, but many TV and sports stars are expected. This is usually the lowest point of the show for ratings, but the inclusion of the Kardashians this year is expected to give it a boost. Janet Jackson is not invited to this year’s red carpet.
  • A tribute to longtime Fox NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall, who passed away in April, will take to the air in the 3 p.m. ET hour. Buck will lead the tribute.
  • Fox Sports 1 analyst Randy Moss traveled to Denver last week to interview Broncos receiver Wes Welker. The interview will run in the third hour.
  • As is tradition for Fox, the network will have an on-air reading of the Declaration of Independence with past and present NFL figures: Pats owner Robert Kraft, Joe Andruzzi, Matt Chatham and members of the Boston Police Department; Chuck Bednarik, London Fletcher, Art Monk, Giants owners John Mara, Steve Tisch with Jets owner Woody Johnson, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck, Raymond Berry, Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas; Art Shell, Tony Gonzalez, JJ Watt, the Watt Family and the Houston Fire Dept., and Adrian Peterson.
  • Fox will address weather issues on-the-day and change programming on-the-fly depending on what kind of news value it has that day and if it has any attacks for Obama or any other left wing socialists following the Obama interview.
  • This will be the second Super Bowl pregame show Richards has produced after getting a last-second call to produce the pregame in 2011, when Fox last had the game. The aim is to produce a mixture of entertainment and information, and for the show to steadily get more football-centric as the hour grows closer to kickoff.

Seth Meyers Inherits Late Night From Jimmy Fallon In New York

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Jimmy Fallon has passed his late night show over to Seth Meyers from SNL fame. Jimmy has owned Late Night for the last five years after Conan O’Brien was booted because of terrible ratings. Subsequently, the NBC executives reinstalled Jay Leno back in The Tonight Show slot. Conan could have taken his Late Show slot back, but chose to go on to host his own show on TBS a year later (and was $12 million richer from the non-compete contract he had with NBC.)

With Jimmy Fallon now graduating to Jay Leno’s slot on The Tonight Show, there leaves a void to be filled on Late Night and Seth Meyers (from NBC’s SNL) gets the pickle passed to him. The new show with Meyers will still be in the after-midnight 12:35am TV show time slot – a slot that is very hard to garner TV audience, especially with so much TV and non-TV competition out there. Seth Meyers “new” version of the show will have a new format and will include some skits lifted straight from SNL, some on-the-street clips, as well as the standard format of the opening monologue and a bunch of interesting guests to boot.

It’s good that the NBC show is recorded at 5PM EST as Meyers is only a year younger than Fallon at the ripe old age of 40. Late Night has a history of burning out the host, who often doesn’t feel any pressure to attract a big audience, but can often feel that their show is going nowhere fast, leading to motivational issues for them and their staff. Graduating to a better time slot is almost unheard of: Conan underlined that, but Fallon managed to buck the trend, showing that it is possible.

The “Passing Of the Pickle” is a tradition created by David Letterman, who departed Light Night many years ago where the staff on the show bestowed a giant plastic pickle upon the fresh faced new host, Conan O’ Brien. Jimmy Fallon, too,  received the pickle from Conan O’Brien, but the tradition goes way back: a number of TV hosts over the years have exchanged the pickle including Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, who received real pickles from Katz’s deli. The pickle is a metaphor for being passed a lame duck time slot.

Jimmy Fallon vacates the Late Night on February 6, 2014 to get ready for The Tonight Show debut and Seth Meyers starts the new show Late Night on February 24, 2014. No indication yet of what NBC executives expect to see in terms of success or failure, but with their history they may even forget that he is on their channel. With Seth Meyers experience on SNL and on the daytime yakker show Live with Kelly, this should stand him in better than his competition for this slot that reportedly included Alec Baldwin, George Lopez,W. Kamau Bell, Whitney Cummings, Gordon Elliot and Maury Povich, all veterans of the TV circuit.

NBC’s The Tonight Show Returns To New York With Jimmy Fallon At The Helm

Jimmy Fallon Brings the Tnight Show To New York City

Known for his madcap skits on SNL with Justin Timberlake and his youthful stand-up style, Jimmy Fallon has been tasked with bringing The Tonight Show back to New York City after a 50 year hiatus. The show has lived for over five decades in Los Angeles, with Jay Leno most recently at the helm.

It all started with the The Tonight Show with Steve Allen in New York back in 1954. Jack Paar took the show over a few years later and and then Johnny Carson moved the show from New York to Hollywood in 1962. It hasn’t been back to New York City since. Jay Leno and David Letterman had their famed “Late Night Wars” where they fought over the show (Johnny Carson wanted to give it to Letterman, but NBC execs decided otherwise) and now Jay Leno ends his tenure with his two-decade run on The Tonight Show February 6, 2014 with his final guests Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. Just a few days later on February 17, Jimmy Fallon begins his version of The Tonight Show at midnight. (It’s been placed after NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics for that week, returning to a regular time slot of 11pm the following week).

Jimmy Fallon is lucky enough to have a great lead-in with the Olympics coverage and is anticipated to include some wonderful guests including Sean Connery, Ringo Starr, Madonna, Aaron Paul, and George Clooney. (It’s hoped that NBC’s coverage of the Olympics is better than it has been over the last few years, because this apparent benefit of lead-in ratings could well become a negative if NBC screws it up again. For example, showing events that took place over 24 hours ago, inexplicably cutting away from the highly anticipated Opening Ceremonies to a Ryan Seacrest interview instead, and so on and so forth.)

the tonight show starring Jimmy FallonAs for the void that that Jimmy Fallon leaves at his show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers takes Jimmy’s old slot and so begins yet another round of late show musical chairs. The very first time NBC executives tried to replace Leno was back in June 2009, and it was a complete disaster. They replaced Leno with Conan O’Brien – but with Conan’s lack of mainstream appeal and the NBC executives lack of stomach… (were these really the same  NBC executives that were responsible for green-lighting the sleeper-hit Seinfeld? they must have just gotten lucky) NBC gave it an early bath and landed Conan with a reported $12 Million settlement deal and his own a show on TBS a year later when his NBC non-compete contract expired.

This time around, NBC executives think they can do a better job and Jimmy Fallon gets a try at the brass ring. No word yet on what the backup plan is this time if Fallon fails to garner market share; perhaps Jay Leno is still under contract if Jimmy’s viewer numbers don’t pan out?

Tickets to The Tonight Show with host Jimmy Fallon, which is being shot at the NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, are available at the NBC ticket desk by calling (212) 664-3056. Generally, tickets are booked about 4-6 weeks in advance from the actual taping. Please call Monday-Friday (9am-5pm ET) for availability. Standby tickets are always fair game for these kinds of shows in New York City, but anticipate higher than normal demand at the start of the run, giving way to a reasonable ticket demand as the show settles in.

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 1/26/2014

The Bridges of Madison CountyBROADWAY’S WEEKLY SALES DIP
Apparently New York City’s deep freeze temperatures have been keeping Broadway theater fans indoors. Overall Broadway ticket sales decreased by nearly a million this week, as revenue went from $20,091,732 down to $19,122,428. With any luck, the NY/NJ Superbowl festivities this coming week will give Broadway box offices a needed boost.

BEST-SELLING BOOK NOW A BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Bridges of Madison County, a huge-selling hit novel that later became a film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, has been transformed into a romantic musical, which is now in previews on Broadway. Whether or not the title will be enough to draw in fans of the book remains to be seen, but so far the show is only doing modest business, filling the theater to 81.96% capacity with an average paid admission of $64.40.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 26, 2014:

Broadway Show ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $499,786 5,935 81.79% $84.21
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $314,542 4,242 63.13% $74.15
AFTER MIDNIGHT $572,163 6,841 82.54% $83.64
BEAUTIFUL $835,905 7,415 90.34% $112.73
BRONX BOMBERS $157,099 3,886 63.25% $40.43
CHICAGO $488,313 6,506 75.30% $75.06
CINDERELLA $695,161 9,169 65.46% $75.82
JERSEY BOYS $702,496 7,118 72.46% $98.69
KINKY BOOTS $1,385,078 10,633 93.34% $130.26
MACHINAL $189,739 3,631 62.43% $52.26
MAMMA MIA! $518,241 7,182 76.99% $72.16
MATILDA $1,053,614 11,106 96.94% $94.87
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,115,402 10,338 85.75% $107.89
NEWSIES $687,813 8,259 87.12% $83.28
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $596,123 6,579 76.64% $90.61
ONCE $639,104 6,797 80.23% $94.03
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $225,870 4,825 92.79% $46.81
PIPPIN $720,127 7,067 89.23% $101.90
ROCK OF AGES $350,837 4,120 88.34% $85.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,660,267 8,752 102.63% $189.70
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY $376,494 5,846 81.96% $64.40
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $509,628 5,442 87.44% $93.65
THE LION KING $1,608,611 13,424 98.71% $119.83
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $742,269 10,206 79.49% $72.73
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $878,829 8,410 100.02% $104.50
WICKED $1,598,920 15,044 98.30% $106.28
Totals: $19,122,428 198,773 83.56% $90.58

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 1/19/2014

Beautiful Broadway ShowBROADWAY SALES GET A SMALL BUMP
Following a major dive in revenue last week, overall Broadway ticket sales made a slight move upward this week, going from $19,579,699 up to $20,091,732, an increase of about half a million dollars.

NEW BROADWAY SHOWS SEE MIXED RESULTS
With the New Year comes a number of new Broadway shows, which are ushering in the spring season a bit early. The Carole King bio-musical Beautiful is doing the best among them, nearly selling out and getting an average paid admission of $105.96. Outside Mullingar (starring Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing) is also coming close to selling out, but tickets are averaging at just $56.75. The New York Yankees play Bronx Bombers isn’t doing well so far, filling the theater to 61.90% capacity and getting an average ticket price of only $44.17.

The following are the Broadway ticket numbers for the week ending January 19, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $527,598 6,010 82.83% $87.79
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $339,451 4,643 69.09% $73.11
AFTER MIDNIGHT $590,401 6,454 77.87% $91.48
BEAUTIFUL $850,362 8,025 97.77% $105.96
BRONX BOMBERS $167,974 3,803 61.90% $44.17
CHICAGO $495,368 6,575 76.10% $75.34
CINDERELLA $781,752 10,185 72.71% $76.76
JERSEY BOYS $709,931 6,732 68.53% $105.46
KINKY BOOTS $1,527,348 10,795 94.76% $141.49
MACHINAL $214,329 4,653 80.00% $46.06
MAMMA MIA! $538,818 7,064 75.73% $76.28
MATILDA $1,130,146 10,594 92.48% $106.68
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,169,588 10,235 84.90% $114.27
NEWSIES $717,531 8,110 85.55% $88.47
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $692,954 7,079 82.47% $97.89
ONCE $657,372 6,306 74.43% $104.25
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $282,706 4,982 95.81% $56.75
PIPPIN $768,965 7,010 88.51% $109.70
ROCK OF AGES $361,214 4,120 88.34% $87.67
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,750,313 8,752 102.63% $199.99
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY $212,261 2,783 91.04% $76.27
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $563,227 5,608 90.10% $100.43
THE LION KING $1,653,132 13,292 97.74% $124.37
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $757,978 9,388 73.12% $80.74
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $881,048 8,571 101.94% $102.79
WICKED $1,749,967 14,273 98.62% $122.61
Totals: $20,091,732 196,042 84.81% $96.03

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 1/12/2014

MacbethBROADWAY TICKET SALES FALL DRAMATICALLY
Though it’s always expected that Broadway revenue will start to dry up in January after enjoying a considerable boost during the winter holiday season, it’s still a striking blow to see overall Broadway sales plummet from last week’s $31,143,670 down to $19,579,699. January and February are typically among the bleakest months where Broadway ticket sales are concerned.

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH ENDS
The latest revival of William Shakespeare’s often-produced tragedy Macbeth, this one starring Ethan Hawke in the title role, concluded its limited run at Lincoln Center this past Sunday.  WIth less-than-stellar reviews and little buzz, the production did middling business.  Its final week reflected this, with 82.08% attendance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and an average paid admission of $65.32.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 12, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $526,669 6,027 83.06% $87.38
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $331,705 4,114 61.22% $80.63
AFTER MIDNIGHT $522,397 5,849 70.57% $89.31
BEAUTIFUL $622,394 7,882 96.03% $78.96
BRONX BOMBERS $128,209 1,692 54.79% $75.77
CHICAGO $480,262 6,058 70.12% $79.28
CINDERELLA $642,019 8,263 58.99% $77.70
JERSEY BOYS $715,549 6,872 69.95% $104.13
KINKY BOOTS $1,463,770 11,076 97.23% $132.16
MACBETH $449,047 6,875 82.08% $65.32
MACHINAL $197,634 4,521 77.73% $43.71
MAMMA MIA! $504,214 6,590 70.65% $76.51
MATILDA $1,138,576 11,221 97.95% $101.47
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,113,620 9,912 82.22% $112.35
NEWSIES $722,110 8,628 91.01% $83.69
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $718,285 7,875 91.74% $91.21
ONCE $631,440 6,357 75.04% $99.33
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $208,084 3,974 87.34% $52.36
PIPPIN $785,586 7,397 93.40% $106.20
ROCK OF AGES $371,622 4,337 92.99% $85.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,709,586 8,752 102.63% $195.34
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $537,792 5,328 85.60% $100.94
THE LION KING $1,714,261 13,230 97.28% $129.57
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $811,982 10,335 80.49% $78.57
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $852,893 8,562 101.83% $99.61
WICKED $1,679,996 14,561 97.38% $115.38
Totals: $19,579,699 196,288 83.44% $93.95

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 1/5/2013

Annie Broadway MusicalPOST-CHRISTMAS BROADWAY SALES DROP
It’s not surprising at all that, following the Broadway box office bonanza of Christmas week (which brought in a total of $38,783,854 in sales), Broadway saw sales fall this week. However, this week’s $31,143,670 in total revenue is still a very high weekly take, and it’s clearly due to the continued burst of business brought in by tourists visiting NYC for New Year’s. This was also the week that New York City got hit with its first major snow storm of the season, but fortunately the storm didn’t come until New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day had passed.

FINAL WEEK FOR FIVE SHOWS
This was the last week for five different Broadway shows, which concluded their runs this weekend. 700 Sundays, Annie, Betrayal, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark all enjoyed big sales in their final week, each making over a million (at $1,782,904, Spider-man led the pack and was the 4th highest grossing show of the week). First Date lagged behind, bringing in a total of $563,371. But the romantic musical comedy still did decent business, filling to 87.01% capacity and earning $75.71 per ticket.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending January 5, 2014:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,101,241 7,060 96.12% $155.98
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $544,066 5,724 90.16% $95.05
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $369,944 4,177 62.16% $88.57
AFTER MIDNIGHT $579,804 5,637 68.01% $102.86
ANNIE $1,387,296 13,619 99.67% $101.86
BEAUTIFUL $740,451 6,602 80.43% $112.16
BETRAYAL $1,367,059 9,477 100.00% $144.25
CHICAGO $923,074 7,973 92.28% $115.78
CINDERELLA $1,123,628 11,431 81.60% $98.30
FIRST DATE $563,371 7,441 87.01% $75.71
JERSEY BOYS $928,795 7,707 78.45% $120.51
KINKY BOOTS $1,781,938 11,348 99.61% $157.03
MACBETH $362,880 5,518 65.88% $65.76
MACHINAL $126,078 3,176 62.41% $39.70
MAMMA MIA! $825,532 8,190 100.34% $100.80
MATILDA $1,654,803 11,544 100.77% $143.35
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,334,907 10,758 89.23% $124.09
NEWSIES $934,998 9,304 98.14% $100.49
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $786,972 8,035 93.60% $97.94
ONCE $834,442 7,979 94.18% $104.58
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR $116,334 2,078 79.92% $55.98
PIPPIN $1,026,769 7,766 98.06% $132.21
ROCK OF AGES $439,311 3,921 84.07% $112.04
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,782,904 14,895 96.37% $119.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,948,385 8,752 102.63% $222.62
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $542,803 4,835 77.68% $112.27
THE LION KING $2,332,390 13,603 100.02% $171.46
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,357,647 11,195 99.64% $121.27
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $871,219 8,561 101.82% $101.77
WICKED $2,454,630 15,424 100.00% $159.14
Totals: $31,143,670 253,730 89.34% $115.11

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/29/2013

Wicked Broadway MusicalBROADWAY SALES SOAR OVER CHRISTMAS
Overall ticket sales for Broadway during Christmas week were phenomenal, leaping by more than 10 million dollars from the previous week’s take of $27,539,204 all the way up to sales of $38,783,854.

WICKED TOPS THREE MILLION
The long-running hit Wicked blew past the competition over Christmas and, incredibly, earned over $3 million, coming into the chart’s top spot with a weekly total of $3,201,333.  Completely selling out the gigantic Gershwin Theatre, Wicked managed to earn a very high average paid admission of $184.49.  In the #2 spot, The Lion King was several million behind at $2,837,158, though that is still an extremely impressive weekly gross.  Kinky Boots, Spider-man, and The Book of Mormon were the other shows to earn over two million.

BIG FISH HAS SOLID FINAL WEEK
Though the new musical Big Fish hasn’t been able to compete even close to the level of Broadway’s top musicals, the tuner did respectable business in its final week on Broadway, coming close to making a million with its weekly total of $950,667.  The show played to 87.90% capacity, and the average ticket price paid was $85.16.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending December 29, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,403,415 8,770 99.50% $160.02
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $816,932 7,602 93.13% $107.46
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $444,357 4,943 73.56% $89.90
AFTER MIDNIGHT $891,410 7,529 90.84% $118.40
ANNIE $1,566,847 13,226 116.34% $118.47
BEAUTIFUL $838,845 7,160 87.23% $117.16
BETRAYAL $1,442,087 9,477 100.00% $152.17
BIG FISH $950,667 11,163 87.90% $85.16
CHICAGO $1,059,107 8,792 101.76% $120.46
CINDERELLA $1,479,890 13,523 96.54% $109.44
FIRST DATE $514,551 6,584 76.99% $78.15
JERSEY BOYS $1,285,451 9,619 97.91% $133.64
KINKY BOOTS $2,247,240 12,914 100.76% $174.02
MACBETH $384,940 5,746 68.60% $66.99
MACHINAL $111,626 2,772 63.55% $40.27
MAMMA MIA! $1,172,129 10,269 97.86% $114.14
MATILDA $1,732,800 11,544 100.77% $150.10
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,708,597 12,070 100.12% $141.56
NEWSIES $1,278,045 10,762 100.91% $118.76
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $911,906 8,485 98.85% $107.47
ONCE $1,035,178 8,482 100.12% $122.04
PIPPIN $1,245,604 8,025 101.33% $155.22
ROCK OF AGES $612,102 5,114 97.47% $119.69
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $2,176,436 16,803 96.64% $129.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $2,145,404 8,752 102.63% $245.13
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $660,124 5,515 88.61% $119.70
THE LION KING $2,837,158 15,307 100.05% $185.35
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,843,296 14,622 101.23% $126.06
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $786,377 7,464 101.45% $105.36
WICKED $3,201,333 17,352 100.00% $184.49
Totals: $38,783,854 290,386 94.37% $126.54

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/22/2013

MachinalBROADWAY TICKET SALES ARE UP
Overall revenue on Broadway increased by nearly a million this week, with sales rising from $26,577,878 to $27,539,204. This bump is surely due to the swell of tourists coming into New York for the holidays.

MACHINAL BEGINS PREVIEWS
The Roundabout Theatre Company picked an unusual time, right amidst the holiday bustle, to start preview performances of its latest production, Machinal — perhaps hoping to capitalize from the tourist infusion. However, sales were unimpressive with an average paid admission of $35.01 and a theater filled to 69.19% capacity.

TWO SHOWS MAKE TWO MILLION
A pair of Broadway heavyweights made it past the two million mark this week, The Lion King and Wicked. The Lion King came out as the week’s top earner with $2,206,379 (a change in a recent trend that has normally had Wicked at the top). Wicked came in second with $2,153,098. As is typical, The Book of Mormon had the #3 spot, but, at $1,962,932, it did not make it into the Two Millionaires Club.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 22, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,064,456 7,549 85.65% $141.01
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $539,230 5,666 78.09% $95.17
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $291,763 3,518 57.79% $82.93
AFTER MIDNIGHT $612,939 6,180 74.57% $99.18
ANNIE $1,037,800 11,830 104.06% $87.73
BEAUTIFUL $711,141 7,056 85.96% $100.79
BETRAYAL $1,276,143 8,424 100.00% $151.49
BIG FISH $538,081 7,925 70.21% $67.90
CHICAGO $594,505 7,026 81.32% $84.62
CINDERELLA $881,703 9,795 69.92% $90.02
FIRST DATE $361,670 5,599 65.47% $64.60
JERSEY BOYS $871,578 8,130 82.76% $107.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,719,272 11,080 97.26% $155.17
MACBETH $334,034 5,769 68.88% $57.90
MACHINAL $70,446 2,012 69.19% $35.01
MAMMA MIA! $627,873 7,200 77.19% $87.20
MATILDA $1,286,509 11,265 98.33% $114.20
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,407,739 10,970 90.99% $128.33
NEWSIES $805,718 8,767 92.48% $91.90
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $720,707 7,767 90.48% $92.79
ONCE $722,299 6,666 78.68% $108.36
PIPPIN $831,288 7,150 90.28% $116.26
ROCK OF AGES $351,984 3,576 87.63% $98.43
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,203,125 12,755 100.72% $94.33
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,962,932 8,752 102.63% $224.28
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $504,049 4,379 70.36% $115.11
THE LION KING $2,206,379 13,399 98.52% $164.67
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,005,309 10,896 84.86% $92.26
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $845,435 8,524 101.38% $99.18
WICKED $2,153,098 14,486 95.40% $148.63
Totals: $27,539,204 244,11 85.03% $106.55

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/15/2013

The Snow Geese

The Snow Geese

BROADWAY SALES FALL
Though Broadway ticket sales continue to ride a holiday high, bringing in more money than usual due to the city’s high tourist presence, this week’s total was lower than the previous week’s by well over a million, falling from $27,935,664 down to $26,577,878.

THE SNOW GEESE ENDS WITH POOR SALES
The limited-run Manhattan Theatre Club play The Snow Geese, starring Mary-Louise Parker, enjoyed some acclaim for the play’s writing and performances.  But the production’s sales were unimpressive, and in its final week it was actually the lowest earner on the Broadway chart, taking in only $130,484. Attendance was decent at 75.38%, but the average paid admission was a mere $38.04.

NINE BROADWAY SHOWS MAKE OVER A MILLION
This week, a total of nine Broadway shows earned over a million dollars. Only two — 700 Sundays and Betrayal — are plays, with musicals as usual being the larger draw for audience.  Newer musicals Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Motown made the Millionaires Club, as well as soon-to-be-closing Spider-man.  And Broadway’s three top earners, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, and Wicked, all came fairly close to earning two million.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending December 15, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,134,137 7,649 86.78% $148.27
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $516,342 5,405 74.49% $95.53
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $373,869 4,176 68.59% $89.53
AFTER MIDNIGHT $626,198 6,131 73.97% $102.14
ANNIE $921,884 10,685 93.99% $86.28
BEAUTIFUL $771,883 7,137 86.95% $108.15
BETRAYAL $1,284,344 8,424 100.00% $152.46
BIG FISH $503,315 7,721 68.40% $65.19
CHICAGO $507,963 6,042 69.93% $84.07
CINDERELLA $824,748 9,201 65.68% $89.64
FIRST DATE $355,595 5,241 61.28% $67.85
JERSEY BOYS $953,819 8,423 85.74% $113.24
KINKY BOOTS $1,768,672 11,464 100.63% $154.28
MACBETH $363,665 5,566 66.45% $65.34
MAMMA MIA! $541,254 6,243 66.93% $86.70
MATILDA $1,157,142 11,178 97.57% $103.52
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,538,154 11,527 95.61% $133.44
NEWSIES $789,589 9,192 96.96% $85.90
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $694,111 7,489 87.24% $92.68
ONCE $737,982 6,818 80.48% $108.24
PIPPIN $844,011 7,179 90.64% $117.57
ROCK OF AGES $408,587 4,312 92.45% $94.76
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,054,823 13,405 105.85% $78.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,865,333 8,752 102.63% $213.13
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $504,266 4,460 71.66% $113.06
THE LION KING $1,818,825 12,809 94.18% $142.00
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $809,501 9,414 73.32% $85.99
THE SNOW GEESE $130,484 3,430 75.38% $38.04
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $805,442 8,368 99.52% $96.25
WICKED $1,971,945 15,008 98.84% $131.39
Totals: $26,577,878 242,849 84.41% $104.78

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