Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 9/15/2013

The Glass MenagerieMINOR INCREASE IN BROADWAY SALES
After a significant drop in Broadway ticket revenue last week, sales are up this week, but only by less than $200,000.  The numbers rose from the previous week’s overall take of $18,374,969 up slightly to $18,556,316.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE OFF TO A HEALTHY START
Now in its second week of previews, the revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama The Glass Menagerie starring Cherry Jones (Doubt) and Zachary Quinto (the Star Trek movies) is doing fairly good ticket sales, especially for a play.  This week the production filled the theater to 91.32% capacity, with its average paid admission at $81.93 per ticket.

FOREVER TANGO’S LAST DANCE
The limited run production of the dance revue Forever Tango concluded this past Sunday with less-than-stellar ticket sales.  At 54.67% capacity, the theater was only a little more than half full, and average paid admission was just $54.22.

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $467,612 6,941 61.06% $67.37
BIG FISH $582,583 8,836 92.34% $65.93
CHICAGO $618,659 7,787 90.13% $79.45
CINDERELLA $650,464 8,162 58.27% $79.69
FIRST DATE $340,514 5,942 69.48% $57.31
FOREVER TANGO $220,070 4,059 54.67% $54.22
JERSEY BOYS $847,978 8,815 89.73% $96.20
KINKY BOOTS $1,529,670 11,288 99.09% $135.51
MAMMA MIA! $716,290 8,886 74.15% $80.61
MATILDA $1,041,882 10,485 91.52% $99.37
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,241,903 10,476 86.89% $118.55
NEWSIES $454,268 5,191 87.61% $87.51
ONCE $653,560 7,121 84.05% $91.78
PIPPIN $843,779 7,601 95.97% $111.01
ROCK OF AGES $368,747 4,474 95.93% $82.42
ROMEO AND JULIET $471,807 8,010 75.91% $58.90
SOUL DOCTOR $97,659 2,736 55.68% $35.69
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $731,212 9,620 75.96% $76.01
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,691,518 8,752 102.63% $193.27
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $465,685 5,684 91.32% $81.93
THE LION KING $1,697,637 13,408 98.59% $126.61
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $898,375 11,783 91.77% $76.24
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $471,537 5,505 73.98% $85.66
WICKED $1,452,909 13,995 96.70% $103.82
Totals: $18,556,316 195,557 83.06% $89.38

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 9/8/2013

Big Fish Broadway ShowTWO MILLION DOLLAR DROP IN BROADWAY SALES
If there was any doubt that summer vacation in Broadway land is now over, one need only look at this week’s overall ticket revenue.  Total Broadway ticket sales took a dive the first week of September, dropping from $20,496,640 down to $18,374,969.  With vacationers now back home, kids returning to school, and locals concentrating on work, the Great White Way isn’t getting as much attention right now.  But as the season’s new shows start rolling out, interest should gradually pick up over the next few weeks.

BROADWAY WEEK INCREASES ATTENDANCE, BUT DROPS PARTICIPATING SHOWS REVENUE
This years Broadway week promotion of 2 for 1 tickets (A discount that no Broadway show is usually allowed to do – as dictated by the Shuberts) had a significant affect in raising attendance in a normally “soft” period, but the discounts ate into revenue, lowering total revenue by 10%. The big surprise is that 2 of the top 5 Broadway shows discounted their tickets for this annual promotion and even though they could have sold the tickets at face value, both Lion King and Wicked took the hit to drum up some promotion, not that they needed it given their track record of stellar sales. They did however, move down a notch in sales, Lion King moved from 1st place to 2nd and Wicked from 3rd place to 4th. It is anticipated that they will move back to their normal spots after Broadway Week ends, which is on September 15. Kinky Boots, Motown and The Book Of Mormon chose not to participate in Broadway Week, but given Book of Mormon’s ongoing war with ticket brokers, they probably felt that a discount ticket offer would not reach consumers and and fall into ticket brokers hands instead.

BIG FISH BEGINS PREVIEWS
Although late summer saw a few new productions opening, it isn’t until autumn that the more hotly anticipated Broadway shows start making their way to the theater district.  Big Fish, starring Norbert Leo Butz, is one of the fall’s more eagerly awaited new musicals.  In its first week, the show quite impressively filled its theater to 100.95% capacity.  Meanwhile the average admission was okay, but not great, at $69.48 per ticket.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending September 8, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $595,536 8,500 74.77% $70.06
BIG FISH $383,543 5,520 100.95% $69.48
CHICAGO $587,646 7,280 84.26% $80.72
CINDERELLA $686,831 8,565 61.14% $80.19
FIRST DATE $349,853 6,005 70.22% $58.26
FOREVER TANGO $190,462 3,876 52.21% $49.14
JERSEY BOYS $785,299 8,425 85.76% $93.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,507,607 11,212 98.42% $134.46
MAMMA MIA! $726,845 8,926 74.48% $81.43
MATILDA $1,099,556 10,102 88.18% $108.85
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,277,120 10,799 89.57% $118.26
NEWSIES $666,148 7,862 82.93% $84.73
ONCE $592,222 6,603 77.94% $89.69
PIPPIN $802,535 6,869 86.73% $116.83
ROCK OF AGES $358,542 4,252 91.17% $84.32
ROMEO AND JULIET $442,142 6,227 67.44% $71.00
SOUL DOCTOR $110,717 3,515 62.59% $31.50
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $790,714 9,631 76.05% $82.10
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,692,289 8,752 102.63% $193.36
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $318,952 3,847 82.41% $82.91
THE LION KING $1,680,327 13,520 99.41% $124.28
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $894,516 11,275 87.81% $79.34
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $461,684 5,676 76.28% $81.34
WICKED $1,373,885 13,339 92.17% $103.00
Totals: $18,374,969 190,578 81.90% $90.35

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

Let It Be Broadway ShowTINY DIP IN BROADWAY REVENUE THIS WEEK
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.

LET IT BE GOES OUT WITH LOW NUMBERS
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

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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

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/18/2013

Kinky BootsBROADWAY TICKET SALES DROP
With many New York City locals away on vacation, and perhaps too many tourists already heading home to get a start on their back-to-school shopping, Broadway saw a decline in revenue this past week.  Sales, which were previously at $23,335,894, fell by nearly one and a half million dollars, coming in at a total of $21,839,390 this week.

KINKY BOOTS CLOSING IN ON THE BOOK OF MORMON
Predictably, from week to week, the top three Broadway money makers are The Lion King, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon, with the first two alternating in the #1 and #2 spot (The Lion King took it this week, as it has for most of the summer) and The Book of Mormon almost always taking the #3 place.  But a new Top 3 contender may be emerging with Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning hit that has been selling out.  While The Book of Mormon still earned third place with $1,741,615, Kinky Boots came in at a very close fourth with $1,649,031.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 18, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $806,640 9,975 73.00% $80.87
CHICAGO $678,773 8,253 95.52% $82.25
CINDERELLA $980,547 10,216 72.93% $95.98
FIRST DATE $424,227 6,881 80.46% $61.65
FOREVER TANGO $282,884 4,806 64.74% $58.86
JERSEY BOYS $812,903 8,733 88.89% $93.08
KINKY BOOTS $1,649,031 11,480 100.77% $143.64
LET IT BE $316,572 5,329 39.58% $59.41
MAMMA MIA! $953,280 10,487 87.51% $90.90
MATILDA $1,329,084 11,542 100.75% $115.15
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,437,843 11,980 99.37% $120.02
NEWSIES $904,461 9,316 98.27% $97.09
ONCE $708,350 7,682 90.68% $92.21
PIPPIN $1,023,367 7,921 100.01% $129.20
ROCK OF AGES $384,217 4,185 89.73% $91.81
SOUL DOCTOR $200,673 4,958 88.28% $40.47
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,025,358 10,612 78.55% $96.62
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,741,615 8,752 102.63% $199.00
THE LION KING $2,112,788 13,511 99.35% $156.38
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,167,085 12,479 97.19% $93.52
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $473,711 5,717 67.23% $82.86
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $554,932 5,337 84.77% $103.98
WICKED $1,871,050 13,880 95.91% $134.80
Totals: $21,839,390 190,152 86.79% $100.86

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/11/2013

Mamma MiaVERY SMALL INCREASE IN BROADWAY SALES
Total Broadway ticket revenue increased this week, though it wasn’t anything to get too excited about, as the amount was rather small. The previous week’s $23,104,021 was beat by a little over $200,000 this week, with the total of Broadway ticket sales coming in at $23,335,894.

OLD FAVORITES CONTINUE TO PACK THEM IN
Though newcomers like Kinky Boots and Motown the Musical are wowing Broadway audiences, it is long-running shows like The Lion King and Wicked that continue to top the charts each week. Furthermore, long-runners such as Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages, and The Phantom of the Opera are still doing very well, each enjoying over 90% attendance and average paid admissions of $90 or more.

THE NANCE CONCLUDES RUN WITH DECENT NUMBERS
The original new play The Nance, starring Nathan Lane, ended its run on August 11. Despite featuring one of Broadway’s biggest and — usually — most bankable stars, the show never did particularly well at the box office. In its final week, The Nance did respectably, if not impressively, bringing in a total of $444,605 with 81.17% attendance.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 11, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $907,382 11,033 80.75% $82.24
CHICAGO $728,309 8,608 99.63% $84.61
CINDERELLA $1,091,550 11,478 81.94% $95.10
FIRST DATE $416,131 7,163 83.76% $58.09
FOREVER TANGO $384,407 5,216 70.26% $73.70
JERSEY BOYS $855,282 8,902 90.61% $96.08
KINKY BOOTS $1,632,911 11,480 100.77% $142.24
LET IT BE $365,570 5,780 42.93% $63.25
MAMMA MIA! $1,002,632 11,102 92.64% $90.31
MATILDA $1,313,384 11,538 100.72% $113.83
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,476,600 12,126 100.58% $121.77
NEWSIES $958,460 9,503 100.24% $100.86
ONCE $762,161 7,632 90.08% $99.86
PIPPIN $1,057,057 8,023 101.30% $131.75
ROCK OF AGES $407,743 4,304 92.28% $94.74
SOUL DOCTOR $197,157 4,824 86.39% $40.87
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,106,734 11,573 85.66% $95.63
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,747,273 8,752 102.63 $199.64
THE LION KING $2,149,242 13,605 100.04% $157.97
THE NANCE $444,605 5,948 81.17% $74.75
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,232,628 12,973 101.04% $95.01
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $489,212 5,799 68.19% $84.36
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $556,185 5,375 85.37% $103.48
WICKED $2,053,281 15,614 95.90% $131.50
TOTALS $23,335,894 218,351 88.95% $101.32

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 8/4/2013

Let It Be Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET REVENUE FALLS BY A MILLION
The month of August didn’t start off very well for Broadway, with total Broadway ticket sales falling from the previous week’s $24,169,058 down to $23,104,021 – a difference of over one million dollars.

NEW BROADWAY SHOWS STRUGGLE
The new Broadway season has gotten off to a slow start with four new shows, none of which is doing very impressively. Soul Doctor, First Date, Forever Tango, and Let It Be are all earning average paid admissions in the $50 to $70 range. Of the four, First Date is seeing the best attendance currently, with the theater capacity at 90.59%.

THE LION KING IS BROADWAY’S TOP SHOW
Disney’s long-running favorite The Lion King tops the chart this week. It was the only Broadway show to bring in over two million, coming in at $2,145,484. The second top earner was Wicked at $1,880,559, with The Book of Mormon close behind at $1,730,668.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending August 4, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $942,089 11,249 82.33% $83.75
CHICAGO $695,084 8,352 96.67% $83.22
CINDERELLA $1,077,805 11,440 81.67% $94.21
FIRST DATE $430,115 7,747 90.59% $55.52
FOREVER TANGO $332,317 5,000 67.35% $66.46
JERSEY BOYS $834,861 8,641 87.96% $96.62
KINKY BOOTS $1,636,476 11,482 100.79% $142.53
LET IT BE $377,941 7,090 52.66% $53.31
MAMMA MIA! $937,040 10,766 89.84% $87.04
MATILDA $1,286,980 11,542 100.75% $111.50
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,423,791 11,812 97.98% $120.54
NEWSIES $965,025 9,577 101.02% $100.76
ONCE $786,155 7,875 92.95% $99.83
PIPPIN $1,043,942 7,963 100.54% $131.10
ROCK OF AGES $406,126 4,359 93.46% $93.17
SOUL DOCTOR $295,901 4,532 81.16% $65.29
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,295,262 12,977 84.05% $99.81
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,730,668 8,752 102.63% $197.75
THE LION KING $2,145,484 13,604 100.03% $157.71
THE NANCE $352,327 4,932 67.30% $71.44
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,182,528 12,739 99.21% $92.83
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $475,842 5,529 65.02% $86.06
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $569,705 5,348 84.94% $106.53
WICKED $1,880,559 13,958 96.45% $134.73
Totals: $23,104,021 217,266 88.22% $101.32

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 7/28/2013

Soul Doctor Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET SALES UP THIS WEEK
We’re into the dead of summer now, and Broadway shows keep packing in the audiences. This week saw a half million jump in sales, with total ticket revenue going from the previous week’s $23,614,761 up to $24,169,058.

SOUL DOCTOR HAS GOOD ATTENDANCE, BUT AT LOW PRICES
The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, in its second week on the charts and still in previews, is showing impressive attendance for a brand new musical. The show was at 85.70% capacity last week, and up to 89.23% this week. However, the people in the seats don’t appear to be paying much for their tickets, with the latest average paid admission at a paltry $34.87 per ticket.

TWO BROADWAY TUNERS TOP TWO MILLION
Eight Broadway shows made it past the million mark this week, but two actually climbed past two million. Naturally it was the duo that are usually at the top of the charts, The Lion King (the top earner, at $2,155,758) and Wicked ($2,088,425).

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending July 28, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $968,295 11,612 84.98% $83.39
CHICAGO $723,859 8,752 101.30% $82.71
CINDERELLA $1,110,515 11,713 83.62% $94.81
FIRST DATE $443,723 7,685 89.86% $57.74
FOREVER TANGO $483,889 5,959 80.27% $81.20
JERSEY BOYS $892,625 9,214 93.79% $96.88
KINKY BOOTS $1,612,845 11,480 100.77% $140.49
LET IT BE $369,391 7,962 59.14% $46.39
MAMMA MIA! $965,481 10,870 90.70% $88.82
MATILDA $1,280,729 11,542 100.75% $110.96
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,483,470 12,132 100.63% $122.28
NEWSIES $953,590 9,548 100.72% $99.87
ONCE $790,372 8,133 96.00% $97.18
PIPPIN $1,079,397 8,022 101.29% $134.55
ROCK OF AGES $425,397 4,482 96.10% $94.91
SOUL DOCTOR $152,026 4,360 89.23% $34.87
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,395,940 14,072 91.14% $99.20
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $361,826 4,820 92.69% $75.07
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,738,664 8,752 102.63% $198.66
THE LION KING $2,155,758 13,605 100.04% $158.45
THE NANCE $363,658 4,974 67.88% $73.11
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,173,574 12,775 99.49% $91.86
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $449,395 5,771 67.86% $77.87
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $706,215 6,069 96.39% $116.36
WICKED $2,088,425 15,664 96.21% $133.33
Totals: $24,169,058 229,968 91.34% $99.64

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

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 7/14/2013

MacbethSMALL BUMP IN BROADWAY REVENUE
Following a disappointing (though predictable) Independence Day-fueled decrease in total Broadway ticket sales last week, when the totals came in at $22,845,376, this week saw a slight bump up with overall Broadway earnings adding up to $23,190,352.

MACBETH INCREASES SALES IN LAST WEEK ON BROADWAY
William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, as told by Alan Cumming in his (nearly) one-man version, had a less-than-tragic end as the production concluded this past Sunday. The production, which was showing some of the lowest numbers on the Broadway earnings chart, enjoyed better sales in its final week. The show’s total take was $389,845 (almost $100,000 higher than the previous week), filling the theater to 80.09% capacity and earning an average paid admission of $77.86. With Alan Cumming’s Macbeth now concluded, this paves the way for a new Broadway production of ‘the Scottish play’ starring Ethan Hawke, which will be opening this season.

FIRST DATE HAS ITS FIRST WEEK ON BROADWAY
The new musical First Date starring Zachary Levi (TV’s Chuck) began preview performances this week. Though quite a few people showed up, filling the theater to 91.41% capacity, not many people wanted to pay much for this First Date — the average paid admission was only $52.23. The low average was probably due to heavy discounting and papering while the production tries to get on its feet.

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending July 14, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $1,131,833 12,807 93.73% $88.38
CHICAGO $668,609 8,096 93.70% $82.59
CINDERELLA $1,066,168 11,220 80.10% $95.02
FIRST DATE $408,245 7,817 91.41% $52.23
FOREVER TANGO $300,253 6,133 82.61% $48.96
JERSEY BOYS $816,847 8,366 85.16% $97.64
KINKY BOOTS $1,567,997 11,480 100.77% $136.59
MACBETH $389,845 5,007 80.09% $77.86
MAMMA MIA! $930,816 10,756 89.75% $86.54
MATILDA $1,271,034 11,515 100.52% $110.38
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,456,066 12,145 100.74% $119.89
NEWSIES $923,780 9,511 100.33% $97.13
ONCE $737,291 7,796 92.02% $94.57
PIPPIN $1,044,078 8,017 101.22% $130.23
ROCK OF AGES $421,964 4,387 94.06% $96.19
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,304,956 13,384 86.68% $97.50
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $249,052 4,057 78.02% $61.39
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,926,077 9,846 102.63% $195.62
THE LION KING $2,070,492 13,522 99.43% $153.12
THE NANCE $350,925 4,202 57.34% $83.51
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,101,647 12,427 96.78% $88.65
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $400,813 4,669 54.90% $85.85
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $665,076 5,761 91.50% $115.44
WICKED $1,986,489 15,005 92.16% $132.39
Totals: $23,190,352 217,926 89.40% $101.15

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