Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis Chart w/e 12/01/2019


Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis Chart 12/01/19
Broadway Show Ticket Sales Analysis Chart w/e 12/01/2019
# Show Name Gross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL $734,745 5,988 78.46% $122.70
10 AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,596,418 10,870 95.42% $146.86
7 ALADDIN $1,737,232 13,389 96.91% $129.75
18 AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,013,988 5,705 98.94% $177.74
11 BEETLEJUICE $1,589,839 12,102 101.32% $131.37
26 BETRAYAL $623,431 6,339 76.48% $98.35
25 CHICAGO $707,573 7,904 91.48% $89.52
17 COME FROM AWAY $1,202,520 8,521 101.83% $141.12
13 DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,352,409 7,990 101.50% $169.26
27 DERREN BROWN: SECRET $573,811 5,060 71.15% $113.40
23 FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $772,945 5,211 85.15% $148.33
8 FROZEN $1,638,530 13,306 98.77% $123.14
9 HADESTOWN $1,623,020 7,438 101.28% $218.21
1 HAMILTON $3,379,716 10,756 101.55% $314.22
12 HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD $1,457,095 12,976 100.00% $112.29
19 JAGGED LITTLE PILL $935,865 8,652 96.13% $108.17
16 MEAN GIRLS $1,228,895 8,178 83.45% $150.27
3 MOULIN ROUGE! $2,354,190 10,487 100.68% $224.49
30 OKLAHOMA! $509,840 4,382 84.14% $116.35
28 SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $532,718 6,152 72.89% $86.59
33 SLAVE PLAY $395,365 4,606 72.60% $85.84
15 THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,266,043 8,186 97.73% $154.66
35 THE GREAT SOCIETY $330,993 5,252 61.93% $63.02
22 THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $775,796 6,624 68.77% $117.12
29 THE INHERITANCE $510,836 5,099 60.82% $100.18
34 THE LIGHTNING THIEF $390,329 5,125 59.70% $76.16
2 THE LION KING $2,451,315 12,759 94.04% $192.12
14 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,281,179 10,885 84.77% $117.70
31 THE ROSE TATTOO $508,849 5,478 94.97% $92.89
32 THE SOUND INSIDE $395,881 4,678 66.96% $84.63
6 TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,834,636 11,909 100.72% $154.05
5 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $2,018,899 11,553 100.64% $174.75
21 TOOTSIE $877,008 7,636 59.58% $114.85
20 WAITRESS $884,650 7,361 88.05% $120.18
4 WICKED $2,200,777 14,383 99.50% $153.01
TOTALS$41,687,333 Dollars292,940 People

This Week on Broadway:

In the annual week of turkey, thanks and family traveling back home, the NYC foot traffic sent Broadway ticket sales up 25% from the previous week. This year Thanksgiving fell on November 28, 2019 and marks the beginning of the American holiday season. The Thanksgiving day fell on the closest day to December that is possible on our lunar calendar due to the first day of November hitting on a Friday, one day different would have meant that Thanksgiving would have fallen on November 22, 2019 and Broadway ticket sales for this period would have looked very different. In previous years, when Thanksgiving has been on dates further from December, E.G. November 22 or 24, Broadway ticket sales were actually higher as there was more time between the holidays and people did not have to think as much about saving up for Christmas. Last year, Thanksgiving fell on November 22nd and there was gross ticket sales of $43,043,266, while this past Thanksgiving week saw gross ticket sales of $41,687,333, down more than 3%.

The Height of the Storm hosted its final performance on Sunday November 24, 2019. The show starred the Tony Award winning actor, Jonathan Pryce and Emmy Award winner, Eileen Atkins who, together brought this 50 year old love story to life. The show was translated by Tony Award winner, Christopher Hampton from French to English and was directed by the English theatre director, Jonathan Kent. In its final performance week, the production grossed a mere $191,162 which put the show at #35 on the weekly sales chart and was the worst selling show on Broadway during its closing week, a feat rarely seen on Broadway as people often rush to see a show before it closes.

Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter opened last week on Sunday November 24, 2019 and performed its first full week in-previews, but producers have elected to keep their sales numbers private for the time being as this show is privately run and does not have to disclose its numbers. Looking at the line of people going into the show, it appeared that only half of the theatre seats were occupied in the preview shows.

The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays also opened this week on Broadway, performing at the Neil Simon Theatre. This is their 6th annual show and features an all-new cast of magicians. Sycophant critics described the new show as “Smoothly integrating performance and trickery. They exhibit a childish appeal and an enthusiasm that quickly wins over the crowd”. Gross ticket sales were $775,796 and they sold 6,624 tickets for an average price of $117.12 and sold only 69% of their tickets.

The Book of Mormon dropped further from the top ten of all Broadway shows this week. The show is now in position #15, they sold 8,186 tickets for a total of $1,266,043 in gross ticket sales this week. The shows producers have decided to continue to sell their tickets at the TKTS ticket booths for 20% off.

The Broadway show ticket analysis raw data has been provided courtesy of The Broadway League and has been collated and analyzed by the New York Show Tickets data team. All data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2019 nytix.com