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

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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

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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

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

Lucky Guy Broadway ShowBROADWAY TICKET SALES FALL OVER JULY 4
As usual, the July 4 holiday remains one of the few holidays where Broadway actually struggles rather than thrives. Broadway ticket sales dropped from $24,997,386 down to $22,845,376, a difference of more than two million dollars. Nearly every Broadway show cancelled its performance on Independence Day, knowing that people would prefer watching fireworks to watching a show. Most of them did re-schedule for Monday evening or a Friday matinee, but apparently the disruption in schedule was enough to dent ticket sales.

LUCKY GUY CLOSES WITH BIG EARNINGS
The Tom Hanks vehicle Lucky Guy concluded its limited Broadway engagement this past Wednesday, but even only playing four performances (half of the regular weekly Broadway schedule), the Nora Ephron-penned play still did better total sales than several other shows, coming in at $661,829. Needless to say, the show sold out, and the average paid admission was $137.37 per ticket.

THE LION KING ROARS PAST TWO MILLION
Sales may have been down for Broadway overall, but long-running powerhouse The Lion King wasn’t feeling the pain. The Disney musical sold out for the week and was the top earner among all Broadway shows. Coming in at $2,028,471, it was the only show to earn more than two million. The second place show was Wicked, which brought in $1,893,488.

The following are the Broadway Grosses from the week ending July 7, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANNIE $1,069,807 12,441 91.05% $85.99
CHICAGO $697,184 8,114 93.91% $85.92
CINDERELLA $1,049,049 11,411 81.46% $91.93
JERSEY BOYS $852,703 9,001 91.62% $94.73
KINKY BOOTS $1,611,599 11,480 100.77% $140.38
LUCKY GUY $661,829 4,818 101.90% $137.37
MACBETH $292,722 4,074 65.16% $71.85
MAMMA MIA! $954,657 10,537 87.93% $90.60
MATILDA $1,307,168 11,455 99.99% $114.11
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,500,580 12,142 100.71% $123.59
NEWSIES $889,992 9,619 101.47% $92.52
ONCE $739,280 7,766 91.67% $95.19
PIPPIN $1,035,398 8,011 101.15% $129.25
ROCK OF AGES $400,512 4,267 91.49% $93.86
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,295,190 12,831 83.10% $100.94
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $292,368 4,373 84.10% $66.86
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,684,525 8,752 102.63% $192.47
THE LION KING $2,028,471 13,603 100.02% $149.12
THE NANCE $360,241 5,178 70.66% $69.57
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,158,635 12,808 99.75% $90.46
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $448,887 5,540 65.15% $81.03
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $621,093 5,866 93.17% $105.88
WICKED $1,893,488 14,090 97.36% $134.39
Totals: $22,845,376 208,177 91.14% $106.00

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/30/2013

Holland Taylor in Ann

Holland Taylor in Ann

A JUMP IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
Overall Broadway ticket revenue experienced an increase of close to a million this week, as sales went up from $24,116,852 to $24,997,386. Summer tourism is the most likely driver in this jump in sales figures.

ANN DOES BETTER THAN USUAL ON HER WAY OUT
The one-woman Broadway play Ann, written by and starring Holland Taylor (TV’s Two and a Half Men), concluded its run at Lincoln Center this Sunday, closing out the week with better numbers than usual. At 61.04% capacity, the show had a bigger audience than it’s had since very early in its run. The average paid admission of $64.02 was the best Ann has seen in weeks. However, even though the play has been trailing the Broadway pack for quite some time, it is worth noting that one-person shows have far lower running costs than most other Broadway shows, and this one also happened to be in a rather large theater. Ultimately, the play enjoyed a run of several months, along with critical acclaim and enthusiastic word-of-mouth.

SCHOOL IS OUT AND BROADWAY SHOWS ARE IN
With schools out for the summer, now is a better opportunity than ever for parents — both locals and tourists bringing their families to New York City for vacation — to take their children to shows. Many of Broadway’s most family friendly shows saw an increase in sales this week, including The Lion King, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Cinderella, and Annie.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 30, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $347,934 5,435 61.04% $64.02
ANNIE $1,112,304 12,574 92.02% $88.46
CHICAGO $653,577 8,137 94.18% $80.32
CINDERELLA $1,223,648 12,712 90.75% $96.26
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $810,174 5,563 102.28% $145.64
JERSEY BOYS $901,107 8,973 91.34% $100.42
KINKY BOOTS $1,528,261 11,480 100.77% $133.12
LUCKY GUY $1,364,021 9,604 101.57% $142.03
MACBETH $323,920 4,245 67.90% $76.31
MAMMA MIA! $932,345 10,570 88.20% $88.21
MATILDA $1,222,047 11,459 100.03% $106.65
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,447,785 12,150 100.78% $119.16
NEWSIES $901,970 9,603 101.30% $93.93
ONCE $844,954 8,221 97.04% $102.78
PIPPIN $1,067,517 8,000 101.01% $133.44
ROCK OF AGES $415,042 4,393 94.19% $94.48
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,186,764 12,521 81.09% $94.78
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $320,426 4,267 82.06% $75.09
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,736,027 8,752 102.63% $198.36
THE LION KING $1,971,393 13,604 100.03% $144.91
THE NANCE $390,725 4,486 61.22% $87.10
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,124,860 12,560 97.82% $89.56
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $493,900 5,344 62.84% $92.42
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $691,532 6,040 95.93% $114.49
WICKED $1,985,154 13,934 96.28% $142.47
Totals: $24,997,386 224,627 90.57% $108.18

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 6/23/2013

Matilda Broadway MusicalSMALL DIP IN BROADWAY SALES
Following last week’s welcome rise in Broadway ticket revenue, this week there is a decrease in total sales.  The ticket sales numbers went from $24,770,172 down to $24,116,852, a drop of about half a million.

A DOZEN SHOWS EARN AVERAGE ADMISSIONS OVER $100
Twelve Broadway shows this week enjoyed average paid admissions that exceeded $100 per ticket.  The standard full price Broadway ticket is now well over that amount, but because of discounts, most Broadway shows bring in an average per ticket price significantly less than their top price.  The fact that so many shows are getting over $100 per ticket on average just demonstrates how many new successes Broadway has seen this season, including Pippin, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Motown, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

WICKED BREAKS TWO MILLION
The long-running hit musical Wicked blasted to the top of the chart this week, earning a total of $2,041,391.  It was the only Broadway show to bring in over two million, though The Lion King came close at $1,963,852.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 23, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $236,292 3,973 44.62% $59.47
ANNIE $1,088,083 12,359 90.45% $88.04
CHICAGO $634,270 7,775 89.99% $81.58
CINDERELLA $1,134,164 11,869 84.73% $95.56
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $890,276 6,257 100.66% $142.28
JERSEY BOYS $916,167 9,052 92.14% $101.21
KINKY BOOTS $1,503,541 11,480 100.77% $130.97
LUCKY GUY $634,205 4,619 97.69% $137.30
MACBETH $300,188 4,191 67.03% $71.63
MAMMA MIA! $887,248 9,931 82.87% $89.34
MATILDA $1,222,026 11,456 100.00% $106.67
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,443,867 12,152 100.80% $118.82
NEWSIES $929,144 9,597 101.23% $96.82
ONCE $832,092 8,128 95.94% $102.37
PIPPIN $1,038,619 8,039 101.50% $129.20
ROCK OF AGES $421,556 4,522 96.96% $93.22
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,180,826 12,562 81.36% $94.00
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $320,137 4,260 81.92% $75.15
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,743,062 8,752 102.63% $199.16
THE LION KING $1,963,852 13,602 100.01% $144.38
THE NANCE $437,989 4,810 65.64% $91.06
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,103,158 12,383 96.44% $89.09
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $503,688 5,381 63.28% $93.60
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $711,012 6,205 98.55% $114.59
WICKED $2,041,391 15,093 92.70% $135.25
Totals: $24,116,852 218,448 89.20% $107.23

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 6/16/2013

Pippin Broadway MusicalBROADWAY TICKET REVENUE UP THIS WEEK
Total Broadway ticket sales took a little leap this week, increasing from last week’s $23,361,631 up to $24,770,172, an improvement of well over one million dollars. The Tony Awards, which aired on June 9, might have been responsible for the bump, if performances on the show spurred some theatergoers to rush out and see a Broadway play or musical right away. However, most post-Tony ticket buyers probably purchased tickets for dates further out. The increase was likely a bit of post-Tony excitement combined with New York City’s usual influx of summer tourists.

PIPPIN BURSTS INTO THE MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB
A whopping 11 Broadway shows earned more than a million dollars this week. Usual suspects like The Lion King, Wicked, and The Book of Mormon were on the list of course, as well as popular newcomers like Motown the Musical and Kinky Boots. But Pippin was the most notable entrant since it had not previously cracked the million mark. The musical revival no doubt got the boost due to its performance and success on the Tony Awards, nabbing the coveted Best Musical revival statuette.

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT CLOSES
The Gershwin love letter Nice Work If You Can Get It, starring Matthew Broderick, concluded its run on June 15. While the silly, upbeat musical didn’t finish up its final week as a millionaire, it still went out with respectable numbers. Even with competition from many newer, big buzz shows, Nice Work managed to fill up its theater to 77.45% capacity, selling tickets at an average paid admission of $83.02.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 16, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $185,623 3,303 37.10% $56.20
ANNIE $962,027 11,212 82.06% $85.80
CHICAGO $605,002 7,490 86.69% $80.77
CINDERELLA $1,059,352 11,292 80.61% $93.81
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $854,203 6,040 97.17% $141.42
JERSEY BOYS $845,630 8,594 87.48% $98.40
KINKY BOOTS $1,474,349 11,496 100.91% $128.25
LUCKY GUY $1,367,394 9,556 101.06% $143.09
MACBETH $264,066 3,492 55.85% $75.62
MAMMA MIA! $816,487 9,352 78.04% $87.31
MATILDA $1,184,104 11,456 100.00% $103.36
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,441,448 12,142 100.71% $118.72
NEWSIES $908,475 9,483 100.03% $95.80
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $740,170 8,916 77.45% $83.02
ONCE $780,999 7,744 91.41% $100.85
PIPPIN $1,009,392 8,033 101.43% $125.66
ROCK OF AGES $400,236 4,358 93.44% $91.84
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,217,333 13,780 89.25% $88.34
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $366,549 4,510 86.73% $81.27
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,721,966 8,752 102.63% $196.75
THE LION KING $1,951,428 13,588 99.91% $143.61
THE NANCE $520,067 5,991 81.75% $86.81
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,097,933 12,630 98.36% $86.93
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $492,591 5,203 61.18% $94.67
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $654,304 6,080 96.57% $107.62
WICKED $1,849,045 13,338 92.16% $138.63
Totals: $24,770,172 227,831 87.69% $105.18

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 6/9/2013

Lucky Guy Broadway ShowTOTAL BROADWAY TICKET SALES RISE
The first week of June saw a small increase in Broadway’s total ticket revenue.  Ticket sales went up from last week’s $23,307,202 to $23,361,631.  As schools are letting out and tourists filling New York City, hopefully this bump bodes well for Broadway’s summer sales.

BETTE MIDLER VERSUS TOM HANKS
Two of the season’s biggest hits have been star vehicles Lucky Guy (featuring Tom Hanks) and the one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (starring Bette Midler), which are both selling extremely well each week.  Though Lucky Guy has easily been beating I’ll Eat You Last in total weekly sales due to its being in a much larger theater, the average paid admission numbers show that Midler’s fans are forking over more money for their tickets.  While Lucky Guy is selling tickets at an average price of $141.25, I’ll Eat You Last is earning an average of $145.89 for each ticket.  The only show doing better than that is The Book of Mormon, which has a mind-boggling average admission of $197.37.

ANN AT THE BACK OF THE PACK
Most of the shows currently playing on Broadway seem to be enjoying relatively healthy numbers, but there are stragglers.  The lowest-grossing show currently is Ann, which is not even filling half of its theater and has an average paid admission of $57.00.  But with good reviews and word-of-mouth bringing in a steady — if small — stream of audience members, the low cost of running a one-woman play has made it possible for the production to continue thus far.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending June 9, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
ANN $227,618 3,993 44.85% $57.00
ANNIE $892,876 11,082 81.10% $80.57
CHICAGO $551,149 6,919 80.08% $79.66
CINDERELLA $888,246 10,039 71.67% $88.48
I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS $791,577 5,426 99.76% $145.89
JERSEY BOYS $859,329 8,409 85.60% $102.19
KINKY BOOTS $1,411,574 11,436 100.39% $123.43
LUCKY GUY $1,361,346 9,638 101.92% $141.25
MACBETH $303,522 3,928 62.83% $77.27
MAMMA MIA! $718,464 8,439 70.42% $85.14
MATILDA $1,138,232 11,457 100.01% $99.35
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,395,663 12,139 100.69% $114.97
NEWSIES $867,823 9,332 98.44% $92.99
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $591,160 7,291 63.33% $81.08
ONCE $782,041 7,661 90.43% $102.08
PIPPIN $931,349 7,914 99.92% $117.68
ROCK OF AGES $386,047 4,152 89.02% $92.98
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,034,228 12,403 80.33% $83.39
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $347,250 4,389 84.40% $79.12
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,727,367 8,752 102.63% $197.37
THE LION KING $1,868,936 13,513 99.36% $138.31
THE NANCE $501,724 5,864 80.02% $85.56
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,010,069 11,775 91.71% $85.78
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $450,484 5,103 60.01% $88.28
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $553,053 5,619 89.25% $98.43
WICKED $1,770,507 13,035 90.07% $135.83
Totals: $23,361,631 219,708 85.32% $102.85

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.