Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis Chart w/e 01/19/2020


Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis Chart w/e 01/19/2020
# Show Name Gross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
26 A SOLDIER'S PLAY $320,553 5,472 95.00% $58.58
8 AIN'T TOO PROUD $1,359,169 10,780 95.00% $126.08
13 ALADDIN $1,147,278 13,022 94.00% $88.10
14 AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,137,504 5,766 100.00% $197.28
9 BEETLEJUICE $1,357,341 11,711 98.00% $115.90
23 CHICAGO $653,891 7,186 83.00% $91.00
19 COME FROM AWAY $901,337 8,494 102.00% $106.11
16 DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,059,025 7,918 101.00% $133.75
17 FROZEN $1,050,845 12,219 91.00% $86.00
27 GRAND HORIZONS $215,801 3,722 80.00% $57.98
10 HADESTOWN $1,254,172 7,445 101.00% $168.46
1 HAMILTON $2,724,599 10,758 102.00% $253.26
11 HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD $1,177,060 12,976 100.00% $90.71
15 JAGGED LITTLE PILL $1,089,725 9,032 100.00% $120.65
18 MEAN GIRLS $971,685 9,349 95.00% $103.93
2 MOULIN ROUGE! $1,780,176 10,419 100.00% $170.86
25 MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON $408,245 4,462 99.00% $91.49
22 OKLAHOMA! $672,071 5,389 103.00% $124.71
21 SLAVE PLAY $775,716 6,332 100.00% $122.51
12 THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,151,435 8,358 100.00% $137.76
24 THE INHERITANCE $482,254 5,386 64.00% $89.54
3 THE LION KING $1,687,677 12,804 94.00% $131.81
20 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $881,005 9,872 77.00% $89.24
4 TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,643,762 11,752 99.00% $139.87
5 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,637,162 11,596 101.00% $141.18
7 WEST SIDE STORY $1,430,906 12,180 100.00% $117.48
6 WICKED $1,472,994 13,605 94.00% $108.27
TOTALS$30,443,388 Dollars248,005 People

This Week on Broadway:

Gross ticket sales on Broadway continued to drop, totaling $30,443,388, a 2.2% drop from last week. This total is also a 4% drop from this week last year. This decrease could be explained by the fact that there are only 27 shows currently playing, while there were 31 shows playing at this time last year. Usually the remaining shows increase their ticket prices as the number of visitors in NYC at this time is the same as last year. This means that ticket brokers can make a killing with Broadway show ticket face value prices mismatched for the market.

Freestyle Love Supreme closed on January 12, 2020 roughly three months after its opening on October 2, 2019. Freestyle Love Supreme was a hip-hop improv show based on a group formed seventeen years ago in 2003 by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale. Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known for writing and starring in his Broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights. Thomas Kail is a director best known for directing Hamilton. Anthony Veneziale is an expert on teaching and performing musical improv. Freestyle Love Supreme received positive reviews from critics and recouped its initial investment.

The Sound Inside also closed on January 12, 2020, ending its 16-week limited run at Studio 54. The show starred the Emmy and Tony winning actress Mary-Louise Parker as an Ivy League professor who forms a relationship with one of her students. The Sound Inside received mixed reviews and performed modestly at the box office, grossing between $400,000 and $500,000 a week.

Tickets are now on sale for MJ: The Musical, a new musical about Michael Jackson’s life. The performance will feature his music throughout the show and will use much of Jackson’s iconic choreography. Jackson will be played by Ephraim Sykes, known for his roles in Hamilton and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. The show is produced by Columbia Live Stage and The Michael Jackson Estate and totally avoids all mention of family violence and sexual impropriety and focuses solely on the music, thus making this a classic jukebox musical that is substantially light on plot.

Next week, the ticket sales data for the start of Broadway week (Jan 21, 2020) is expected to be soft as many Broadway shows are heavily discounted.