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

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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

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/8/2013

WickedGOOD TICKET SALES THIS WEEK
Although Broadway couldn’t hope to enjoy the hot box office of the recent Thanksgiving Week (which saw an impressive $31,531,067 in sales), this week’s overall ticket revenue was nonetheless very strong at $27,935,664 in total sales.

WICKED SOLE MEMBER OF TWO-MILLIONAIRES CLUB
It wasn’t altogether surprising that Broadway’s mighty trio — Wicked, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon — each earned over $2 million in ticket sales over Thanksgiving, but even post-Thanksgiving week is bringing big audiences to these musicals. One of them, Wicked, even succeeded in making over two million this week, taking in a total of $2,036,322.

ROMEO AND JULIET COMES TO A TRAGIC END
William Shakespeare’s sad love story for the ages, Romeo and Juliet, ended its run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway this past Sunday, and things weren’t looking good for the star-crossed lovers in their final week on Broadway. At 55% capacity, the theater was barely half full, and the average admission price was only $66.04, which is somewhat surprising given that the famed tragedy featured film star Orlando Bloom as Romeo himself.

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

Broadway Show Ticket Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,197,109 8,031 91.12% $149.06
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $531,198 5,807 80.03% $91.48
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $393,840 4,438 72.90% $88.74
AFTER MIDNIGHT $658,456 6,747 81.41% $97.59
ANNIE $928,775 10,535 92.67% $88.16
BEAUTIFUL $814,141 7,470 91.01% $108.99
BETRAYAL $1,267,872 8,424 100.00% $150.51
BIG FISH $571,516 8,082 71.60% $70.71
CHICAGO $561,309 6,676 77.27% $84.08
CINDERELLA $952,103 10,380 74.10% $91.72
FIRST DATE $378,214 5,407 63.22% $69.95
JERSEY BOYS $1,030,341 8,618 87.72% $119.56
KINKY BOOTS $1,741,845 11,364 99.75% $153.28
MACBETH $364,191 5,589 66.73% $65.16
MAMMA MIA! $651,660 7,529 80.71% $86.55
MATILDA $1,190,187 11,122 97.08% $107.01
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,563,294 11,593 96.16% $134.85
NEWSIES $796,482 8,408 88.69% $94.73
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $645,781 7,579 88.29% $85.21
ONCE $772,700 6,811 80.39% $113.45
PIPPIN $876,605 7,290 92.05% $120.25
ROCK OF AGES $437,535 4,438 95.15% $98.59
ROMEO AND JULIET $387,100 5,862 55.55% $66.04
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $987,825 12,374 97.71% $79.83
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,877,347 8,752 102.63% $214.50
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $521,121 4,517 72.57% $115.37
THE LION KING $1,955,923 12,625 92.83% $154.92
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $863,893 9,781 76.18% $88.32
THE SNOW GEESE $186,087 3,799 73.06% $48.98
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $794,894 8,120 96.57% $97.89
WICKED $2,036,322 15,261 99.72% $133.43
Totals: $27,935,664 253,429 85.00% $105.45

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 12/1/2013

Wicked Broadway MusicalBROADWAY TICKET SALES SOAR
As history has shown, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest money-making periods for Broadway. This week was no exception, with Broadway ticket sales leaping from the previous week’s $23,426,994 up to $31,531,067 during the ‘Turkey Day’ holiday week and weekend. Clearly, once New Yorkers had sufficiently feasted, they were also ready to take in a Broadway show.

WICKED BRINGS IN MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION
Thanksgiving made millionaires of many Broadway shows this week, with a total of 14 plays and musicals making more than one million. And the top three shows — The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and The Lion King — all easily made over two million, with Wicked coming out on top at a whopping $2,625,327 in weekly grosses.

WINSLOW BOY CLOSES WITH DECENT SALES
The non-profit Roundabout Theatre Company’s latest revival, The Winslow Boy, concluded its limited run this past Sunday. The Thanksgiving holiday didn’t give it that much of a bump as, at a total take of $284,831, its final week’s gross was on par with recent weeks. The play’s average paid admission of $67.15 was unimpressive, but not unusual for Roundabout productions.

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

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,121,799 7,164 81.28% $156.59
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $551,608 5,947 81.96% $92.75
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $317,171 3,368 55.32% $94.17
AFTER MIDNIGHT $666,512 6,099 73.59% $109.28
ANNIE $1,229,595 11,640 91.02% $105.64
BEAUTIFUL $628,436 6,229 75.89% $100.89
BETRAYAL $1,289,324 8,424 100.00% $153.05
BIG FISH $642,180 8,093 71.70% $79.35
CHICAGO $643,572 7,253 83.95% $88.73
CINDERELLA $1,046,663 11,182 79.83% $93.60
FIRST DATE $335,405 4,674 54.65% $71.76
JERSEY BOYS $914,762 7,912 80.54% $115.62
KINKY BOOTS $1,912,568 11,465 100.64% $166.82
MACBETH $276,033 4,274 58.32% $64.58
MAMMA MIA! $705,981 7,623 81.72% $92.61
MATILDA $1,657,599 11,544 100.77% $143.59
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,522,003 11,301 93.74% $134.68
NEWSIES $1,045,626 9,292 98.02% $112.53
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $709,855 7,643 89.04% $92.88
ONCE $843,325 7,862 92.80% $107.27
PIPPIN $1,070,681 7,974 100.68% $134.27
ROCK OF AGES $407,074 3,922 84.09% $103.79
ROMEO AND JULIET $329,489 4,003 37.94% $82.31
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,418,373 12,833 101.33% $110.53
THE BOOK OF MORMON $2,161,225 9,846 102.63% $219.50
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $611,444 5,225 83.95% $117.02
THE LION KING $2,365,402 13,452 98.91% $175.84
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,220,246 12,181 94.87% $100.18
THE SNOW GEESE $150,473 3,546 68.19% $42.43
THE WINSLOW BOY $284,831 4,242 71.66% $67.15
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $826,487 8,165 97.11% $101.22
WICKED $2,625,327 16,678 98.15% $157.41
Totals: $31,531,067 261,056 83.88% $112.13

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 11/24/2013

Spider-Man Broadway MusicalBROADWAY TICKET SALES CONTINUE TO FALL
The (hopefully) lucrative Thanksgiving holiday can’t come fast enough this year, as Broadway has seen another dive in ticket sales this week. Overall Broadway revenue was down by well over one million dollars, with sales falling from $24,670,329 down to this week’s $23,426,994.

SPIDER-MAN ANNOUNCES CLOSING DUE TO WEAK SALES
The producers of Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark announced this week that the comic book hero musical would shutter in January, and a look at the numbers illustrates why. The cavernous Foxwoods Theatre was filled to 75.47% capacity this week, with the average paid admission at $80.23 per ticket. While this might not be so bad for your average Broadway show, Spider-man had a notoriously pricey multi-millionaire investment, coupled with high weekly running costs, meaning that it can’t afford to continue running with such modest sales numbers.

THE BOOK OF MORMON TAKES TOP SPOT
The seemingly never-ending wrestling match between Wicked, The Lion King, and The Book of Mormon for the #1 place on the Broadway grosses chart continued this week, but with an unexpected winner. This time, The Book of Mormon, which usually has to settle for 3rd place, or 2nd at best, actually won the battle and hit the top spot with $1,677,524.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending November 24, 2013:
Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,117,307 7,701 87.37% $145.09
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $414,591 5,403 79.55% $76.73
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $359,718 3,987 65.49% $90.22
AFTER MIDNIGHT $662,568 7,470 90.13% $88.70
ANNIE $730,228 8,926 78.52% $81.81
BEAUTIFUL $507,431 4,359 84.97% $116.41
BETRAYAL $1,240,802 8,424 100.00% $147.29
BIG FISH $453,940 7,223 63.99% $62.85
CHICAGO $397,564 4,992 57.78% $79.64
CINDERELLA $679,252 8,282 59.12% $82.02
FIRST DATE $279,966 4,576 53.51% $61.18
JERSEY BOYS $685,562 6,744 68.65% $101.66
KINKY BOOTS $1,567,701 11,278 99.00% $139.01
MACBETH $356,754 6,421 76.66% $55.56
MAMMA MIA! $476,789 5,887 63.11% $80.99
MATILDA $1,018,332 10,077 87.96% $101.06
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,255,847 10,525 87.30% $119.32
NEWSIES $688,579 7,908 83.42% $87.07
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $495,083 7,836 91.29% $63.18
ONCE $589,705 6,043 71.33% $97.58
PIPPIN $742,778 6,798 85.83% $109.26
ROCK OF AGES $324,010 3,799 81.45% $85.29
ROMEO AND JULIET $312,045 4,000 37.91% $78.01
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $766,811 9,558 75.47% $80.23
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,677,524 8,752 102.63% $191.67
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $561,563 4,961 79.71% $113.20
THE LION KING $1,560,773 12,946 95.19% $120.56
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $702,263 8,437 65.71% $83.24
THE SNOW GEESE $181,489 3,848 74.00% $47.16
THE WINSLOW BOY $271,373 4,299 72.62% $63.12
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $715,799 8,484 100.90% $84.37
WICKED $1,632,849 13,449 92.93% $121.41
Totals: $23,426,994 233,393 78.55% $95.47

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 11/17/2013

Il Divo

Il Divo

BROADWAY TICKET SALES DOWN BY A MILLION
While Broadway experienced a significant jump in overall revenue the previous week, the most recent numbers show that weekly ticket sales have dropped by nearly a million, falling from $25,659,018 to $24,670,329.

IL DIVO SERENADES BROADWAY
The Italian classical/pop quartet Il Divo, accompanied by Broadway and R&B artist Heather Headley, began a Broadway concert engagement this past week with Il Divo: A Musical Affair. If the grosses are any indication, Broadway audiences have been thoroughly charmed by the group, filling the theater to 95.54% capacity and paying the hefty average admission price of $141.57 per ticket.

A TIME TO KILL ENDS BROADWAY RUN
It was a time to close for A Time to Kill this past Sunday, as the dramatic play (based on the John Grisham novel of the same name) ended its open run after a short and unprofitable time on Broadway. Though the theater was more than 3/4 full during the show’s final week, the average paid admission was rather low at just $46.48.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending November 17, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,067,922 8,214 93.19% $130.01
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $281,423 5,614 82.66% $50.13
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $415,279 5,125 84.18% $81.03
A TIME TO KILL $227,390 4,892 76.25% $46.48
AFTER MIDNIGHT $635,690 7,156 86.34% $88.83
ANNIE $619,968 7,723 67.94% $80.28
BETRAYAL $1,243,485 8,424 100.00% $147.61
BIG FISH $465,471 7,942 70.36% $58.61
CHICAGO $447,810 5,561 64.36% $80.53
CINDERELLA $669,091 8,397 59.94% $79.68
FIRST DATE $307,911 4,854 56.76% $63.43
IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR $1,308,223 9,241 95.54% $141.57
JERSEY BOYS $747,961 7,239 73.69% $103.32
KINKY BOOTS $1,617,270 11,329 99.45% $142.75
MACBETH $386,505 6,607 78.88% $58.50
MAMMA MIA! $468,848 5,604 60.08% $83.66
MATILDA $1,062,604 10,279 89.73% $103.38
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,306,070 10,978 91.06% $118.97
NEWSIES $670,758 7,741 81.66% $86.65
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $627,102 8,215 95.70% $76.34
ONCE $634,402 6,302 74.39% $100.67
PIPPIN $764,960 6,997 88.35% $109.33
ROCK OF AGES $334,693 3,938 84.43% $84.99
ROMEO AND JULIET $323,734 4,102 38.87% $78.92
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $742,595 9,540 75.33% $77.84
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,695,855 8,752 102.63% $193.77
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $626,521 5,313 85.36% $117.92
THE LION KING $1,437,598 12,064 88.71% $119.16
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $731,704 9,048 70.47% $80.87
THE SNOW GEESE $235,648 3,807 73.21% $61.90
THE WINSLOW BOY $291,311 4,323 73.02% $67.39
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $686,649 8,238 97.98% $83.35
WICKED $1,587,882 13,681 94.53% $116.06
Totals: $24,670,329 247,240 80.46% $94.36

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 11/10/2013

Billy Crystal 700 SundaysBIG JUMP IN BROADWAY TICKET SALES
After a few weeks of falling sales, Broadway ticket sales made a big leap this week. Overall revenue swelled by more than $3 million, increasing from last week’s $22,476,709 to $25,659,018. This change is a strong sign that Broadway is officially entering its lucrative holiday season.

BILLY CRYSTAL PLAYS 700 SUNDAYS
Actor Billy Crystal has arrived on Broadway with a bang, starting preview performance of 700 Sundays at the Imperial Theatre this week. This return engagement of Crystal’s one-man Broadway show filled its theater to 87.20% capacity, selling tickets at an impressive average ticket price of $149.29, which already earned 700 Sundays entry into the Millionaire’s Club (at a weekly total of $1,147,436).

THE BOOK OF MORMON BEATS LION KING
Like last week, Wicked made the top of the Broadway grosses chart, taking in $1,864,819. However, perhaps the more notable fact was that The Book of Mormon came in second (at $1,767,155) ahead of third place finisher The Lion King ($1,705,540), which is an uncommon occurrence given the much smaller size of The Book of Mormon‘s theater and the enduring popularity of The Lion King.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending November 10, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
700 SUNDAYS $1,147,436 7,686 87.20% $149.29
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $354,837 5,865 86.35% $60.50
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $438,961 5,107 83.89% $85.95
A TIME TO KILL $230,794 3,991 62.20% $57.83
AFTER MIDNIGHT $585,515 7,076 85.38% $82.75
ANNIE $838,833 10,569 92.97% $79.37
BETRAYAL $1,245,258 8,424 100.00% $147.82
BIG FISH $600,339 7,595 67.28% $79.04
CHICAGO $575,717 7,122 82.43% $80.84
CINDERELLA $858,663 10,177 72.65% $84.37
FIRST DATE $399,240 6,002 70.18% $66.52
JERSEY BOYS $843,189 7,933 80.75% $106.29
KINKY BOOTS $1,671,806 11,433 100.36% $146.23
MACBETH $387,834 6,099 72.82% $63.59
MAMMA MIA! $645,791 7,715 82.71% $83.71
MATILDA $1,157,911 10,956 95.64% $105.69
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,333,883 11,085 91.95% $120.33
NEWSIES $749,821 8,110 85.55% $92.46
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $635,850 7,118 82.92% $89.33
ONCE $725,833 7,225 85.28% $100.46
PIPPIN $846,955 7,270 91.79% $116.50
ROCK OF AGES $406,067 4,372 93.74% $92.88
ROMEO AND JULIET $343,802 4,480 42.46% $76.74
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $810,162 10,036 79.25% $80.73
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,767,155 8,752 102.63% $201.91
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $674,956 5,575 89.57% $121.07
THE LION KING $1,705,540 13,398 98.51% $127.30
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $790,698 9,869 76.86% $80.12
THE SNOW GEESE $264,903 4,058 78.04% $65.28
THE WINSLOW BOY $264,605 3,922 66.25% $67.47
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $491,847 8,263 98.28% $59.52
WICKED $1,864,819 15,175 99.94% $122.89
Totals: $25,659,018 252,458 83.93% $96.71

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 11/3/2013

Mamma MiaBROADWAY SALES CONTINUE TO FALL
Whether it was the unseasonably warm weather in New York City or just the calm before the holiday storm that has kept New Yorkers away from Broadway theaters, the total revenue for Broadway dropped again this past week, falling from $23,158,295 down to $22,476,709.

MAMMA MIA! HAS A GOOD FIRST WEEKEND IN NEW THEATER
After a two-week shut down so that it could move from its original home, the Winter Garden Theater, to the Broadhurst Theater, Mamma Mia! re-opened on November 2 for its first weekend in its new home. The Broadhurst was filled to 70.90% capacity, with the show’s average paid admission at $86.60. Mamma Mia‘s two-day total was $286,371, which actually put it ahead of several Broadway shows’ earnings for the entire week.

WICKED COMES OUT ON TOP
Perhaps because of the hoopla regarding its 10th anniversary celebration in October, Wicked managed to get the top spot in Broadway ticket sales this week (The Lion King most often seems to reside in the #1 spot). The Book of Mormon and The Lion King were neck and neck for 2nd place at $1,699,199 and $1,699,647 in sales, respectively, with the mighty Lion King just narrowly winning the #2 spot.

The following are the Broadway ticket numbers from the week ending November 3, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $308,207 5,482 80.71% $56.22
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $388,662 4,716 77.46% $82.41
A TIME TO KILL $215,431 3,554 55.39% $60.62
AFTER MIDNIGHT $371,312 7,986 98.45% $46.50
ANNIE $534,060 7,297 64.19% $73.19
BETRAYAL $1,277,952 8,424 100.00% $151.70
BIG FISH $647,165 7,781 68.93% $83.17
CHICAGO $536,601 6,585 76.22% $81.49
CINDERELLA $682,960 8,738 62.38% $78.16
FIRST DATE $281,538 4,643 54.29% $60.64
JERSEY BOYS $754,241 7,528 76.63% $100.19
KINKY BOOTS $1,625,209 11,442 100.44% $142.04
MACBETH $389,377 6,082 72.61% $64.02
MAMMA MIA! $286,371 3,307 70.90% $86.60
MATILDA $1,084,210 10,763 93.95% $100.73
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,288,507 10,706 88.80% $120.35
NEWSIES $624,830 7,925 83.60% $78.84
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $557,098 6,727 89.56% $82.82
ONCE $678,136 7,072 83.47% $95.89
PIPPIN $779,078 7,284 91.97% $106.96
ROCK OF AGES $355,245 3,951 84.71% $89.91
ROMEO AND JULIET $331,348 4,847 45.93% $68.36
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $801,830 10,019 79.11% $80.03
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,699,199 8,752 102.63% $194.15
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $633,519 5,445 87.48% $116.35
THE LION KING $1,699,647 12,988 95.50% $130.86
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $836,302 10,312 80.31% $81.10
THE SNOW GEESE $258,152 4,116 79.15% $62.72
THE WINSLOW BOY $223,088 3,472 58.65% $64.25
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $590,481 7,988 95.00% $73.92
WICKED $1,736,957 14,472 100.00% $120.02
Totals: $22,476,709 230,404 80.60% $91.43

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 10/27/2013

Macbeth on BroadwayANOTHER SLIP IN BROADWAY SALES
New shows may be popping up right and left on Broadway currently, but at the moment the ticket sales numbers aren’t rising accordingly. This week saw a drop in overall Broadway revenue as sales dropped from last week’s $24,038,295 down to $23,158,295.

ETHAN HAWKE STARS IN MACBETH
With one Macbeth (Alan Cumming’s recent solo version) barely gone from Broadway, a new Macbeth arrives at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre this week to begin previews.  This latest version of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy, which features Ethan Hawke as the ambitious title character, got off to a good — if not great — start, with 86.53% attendance and a $72.18 average paid admission.  So far the production has done limited advertising, though, so once more people discover that Hawke is starring, that could affect sales positively.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE BEGINS PREVIEWS
The new Broadway comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder starring Jefferson Mays gets off to a decent start as it starts preview performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Though it is coming to Broadway with little buzz, the show still managed to fill the theater to 82.33% capacity, but the average paid admission was a modest $63.66 per ticket.

PATRICK STEWART AND IAN MCKELLEN ON BROADWAY
Two of the stage’s most gifted actors, Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) and Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings), take on not one but two plays in repertory with the new productions of No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot, which began previews this week.  At 92.54% capacity, they are not having any trouble filling seats, and the average ticket price is a very healthy $102.11.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending October 27, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $311,467 4,893 82.33% $63.66
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $433,141 5,143 84.48% $84.22
A TIME TO KILL $247,168 4,010 62.50% $61.64
AFTER MIDNIGHT $431,132 7,519 92.69% $57.34
ANNIE $654,875 8,926 78.52% $73.37
BETRAYAL $1,103,682 8,424 100.00% $131.02
BIG FISH $751,326 8,870 78.58% $84.70
CHICAGO $625,630 7,676 88.84% $81.50
CINDERELLA $715,196 9,261 66.11% $77.23
FIRST DATE $352,833 5,323 62.24% $66.28
JERSEY BOYS $869,462 8,468 86.20% $102.68
KINKY BOOTS $1,651,626 11,469 100.68% $144.01
MACBETH $196,181 2,718 86.53% $72.18
MATILDA $1,176,019 11,317 98.79% $103.92
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,425,902 11,691 96.97% $121.97
NEWSIES $784,099 8,903 93.91% $88.07
NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT $202,787 1,986 92.54% $102.11
ONCE $703,982 6,933 81.83% $101.54
PIPPIN $904,108 7,698 97.20% $117.45
ROCK OF AGES $393,636 4,369 93.67% $90.10
ROMEO AND JULIET $363,076 4,382 41.53% $82.86
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $789,538 10,427 82.34% $75.72
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,733,532 8,752 102.63% $198.07
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $734,661 6,305 101.30% $116.52
THE LION KING $1,798,361 13,573 99.80% $132.50
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $960,578 11,564 90.06% $83.07
THE SNOW GEESE $251,343 4,872 93.69% $51.59
THE WINSLOW BOY $230,058 3,836 64.80% $59.97
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $669,342 8,143 96.85% $82.20
WICKED $1,693,555 14,318 98.94% $118.28
Totals: $23,158,295 231,769 86.55% $94.19

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Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis w/e 10/20/2013

After Midnight Broadway MusicalMODEST DROP IN BROADWAY REVENUE
Following substantial increases in overall Broadway ticket revenue during the previous two weeks, this week saw a fairly small drop in Broadway sales, falling from $24,614,027 to $24,038,295, a difference of about half a million.

AFTER MIDNIGHT HAS A STRONG FIRST WEEK
The new production After Midnight, a celebration of Harlem’s Golden Age of glamorous supper clubs and hot jazz music, began performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this week and has gotten off to a very good start. Filling the theater to 97.57% capacity, the show came close to selling out, which is impressive given that it has had limited advertising and hasn’t had time to build word-of-mouth yet.  The cast, which includes Fantasia Barrino (American Idol, Broadway’s The Color Purple) and Dule Hill (TV’s Psych), has likely proven a big draw for many audience members, as well as the promise of great music by Duke Ellington and other jazz legends.

TWO SHAKESPEARE PLAYS START PERFORMANCES
It’s a big season for William Shakespeare on Broadway, with Romeo and Juliet already playing and a new Macbeth starring Ethan Hawke yet to come.  This week saw the beginning of productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, which are playing in repertory at the Belasco Theatre. Featuring all-male casts (both star Mark Rylance, who has impressed Broadway in plays such as Boeing Boeing and Jerusalem), live music on period instruments, and stage lighting primarily by candles, these productions aim to bring the authentic ambiance of Shakespeare’s stage to the modern era.  They had extremely good attendance in their first week of previews (97.10% capacity), with a decent average paid admission of $76.43.

EIGHT BROADWAY SHOWS IN MILLIONAIRES CLUB
A total of eight Broadway shows made over one million dollars this week. The top three — The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, and Wicked, respectively — are the usual front-runners.  The three behind them are all hits from last season, Kinky Boots, Motown, and Matilda.  After that is Betrayal, the only production from this season that earned over a million this week.  In eighth place, just barely making it into the “club” at $1,044,707, is Broadway’s longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera.

The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers from the week ending October 20, 2013:

Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis

Show GrossGross Total Attn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN $397,767 4,980 92.36% $79.87
A TIME TO KILL $250,779 5,659 88.20% $44.32
AFTER MIDNIGHT $235,823 2,968 97.57% $79.46
ANNIE $708,039 9,177 80.73% $77.15
BETRAYAL $1,250,565 8,424 100.00% $148.45
BIG FISH $841,498 9,700 85.93% $86.75
CHICAGO $648,594 7,661 88.67% $84.66
CINDERELLA $789,856 9,758 69.66% $80.94
FIRST DATE $411,385 6,264 73.25% $65.67
JERSEY BOYS $967,800 9,111 92.74% $106.22
KINKY BOOTS $1,669,794 11,482 100.79% $145.43
MAMMA MIA! $894,941 10,063 83.97% $88.93
MATILDA $1,278,480 10,773 94.04% $118.67
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,464,583 12,133 100.64% $120.71
NEWSIES $803,577 9,042 95.38% $88.87
ONCE $745,326 7,216 85.17% $103.29
PIPPIN $957,303 7,930 100.13% $120.72
ROCK OF AGES $406,072 4,464 95.71% $90.97
ROMEO AND JULIET $447,953 5,619 53.25% $79.72
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $856,976 10,701 84.50% $80.08
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,767,297 8,752 102.63% $201.93
THE GLASS MENAGERIE $722,255 6,299 101.21% $114.66
THE LION KING $1,804,890 13,458 98.96% $134.11
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,044,707 11,915 92.80% $87.68
THE SNOW GEESE $280,700 4,886 93.96% $57.45
THE WINSLOW BOY $203,093 4,862 82.13% $41.77
TWELFTH NIGHT/RICHARD III $468,429 6,129 97.19% $76.43
WICKED $1,719,816 14,256 98.51% $120.64
Totals: $24,038,295 233,682 90.36% $97.34

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