Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 9/1/2013

The overall ticket sales numbers for Broadway shows went down this week, but only by a small amount. While the previous week’s total ticket revenue came in at $20,604,711, this week’s was a little over $100,000 lower at $20,496,640.

The Beatles tribute show Let It Be didn’t last on Broadway long, ending its brief run this weekend. Originally scheduled for a limited engagement to run into December, the multimedia musical revue couldn’t generate enough interest to last beyond the summer. In its closing week, the production earned a low average paid admission of $55.62, filling the theater to only 51.49% capacity.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending September 1, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $720,823 9,003 65.89% $80.06
CHICAGO $602,100 7,556 87.45% $79.69
CINDERELLA $806,878 9,065 64.71% $89.01
FIRST DATE $464,602 7,037 82.28% $66.02
FOREVER TANGO $210,053 4,724 63.63% $44.47
JERSEY BOYS $804,982 8,523 86.76% $94.45
KINKY BOOTS $1,683,060 11,458 100.58% $146.89
LET IT BE $385,586 6,933 51.49% $55.62
MAMMA MIA! $773,583 9,019 75.26% $85.77
MATILDA $1,335,417 11,540 100.73% $115.72
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,428,092 11,708 97.11% $121.98
NEWSIES $802,255 9,091 95.90% $88.25
ONCE $688,789 7,586 89.54% $90.80
PIPPIN $990,567 7,806 98.56% $126.90
ROCK OF AGES $388,406 4,267 91.49% $91.03
ROMEO AND JULIET $489,143 6,527 70.69% $74.94
SOUL DOCTOR $171,977 4,108 73.15% $41.86
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $969,849 10,628 68.83% $91.25
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,745,146 8,752 102.63% $199.40
THE LION KING $1,818,423 13,507 99.32% $134.63
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $958,454 11,124 86.64% $86.16
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $565,669 6,081 81.72% $93.02
WICKED $1,692,789 13,169 91.00% $128.54
Totals: $20,496,640 199,212 83.71% $96.80

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

John Lloyd Young To Reprise Role in Jersey Boys Movie

John Lloyd YoungJohn Lloyd Young, the talented actor who originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of Jersey Boys, will get to play the part again on the big screen in the new Jersey Boys film, to be directed by Clint Eastwood.

John Lloyd Young will be the only one of the original four actors who played Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Broadway to reprise his part on film. However, he’s not the only member of the original Broadway cast to appear in the Jersey Boys movie. Erica Piccininni, who originated the role of Lorraine, will also get to revive her part for movie audiences.

Along with John Lloyd Young, actors Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, and Vincent Piazza will complete the quartet of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Broadway Idiot Opens in NYC Movie Houses October 11

Broadway IdiotThe feature length documentary Broadway Idiot, which charts Green Day singer/songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong’s journey to Broadway with his musical American Idiot, is scheduled to arrive in New York City movie theaters on October 11, opening nationwide on October 18.

Broadway Idiot was directed by Doug Hamilton and had its premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas earlier this spring. The documentary film was later screened at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

For people who can’t find Broadway Idiot at their local cinema, the documentary will be available to watch on Video On Demand as of October 18.