The Broadway industry has reached somewhat of a plateau in the aftermath of the Tony Awards, with summer tourists torn between long running musicals and recently publicized award contenders, although the industry as a whole is a long way from experiencing a post-awards growth spurt.

This week’s notable movements on Broadway are:

Summer Plateau in the Tony Aftermath

In the week ending June 19, 2016, Broadway ticket sales ebbed and flowed, with some shows increasing and some decreasing, but with no drastic moves in either direction. Overall, of the 34 shows currently running, the collective gross was $28,229,261, which is an increase of just $303,922 from the week before. On average, the shows brought in $830,272 per show, up slightly from last week’s per-show average of $821,334. The average percentage reached of gross potential was 67.00%, and the audience was filled up to an average of 83.04% of capacity across the board. The biggest increase was seen by Fiddler on the Roof, which brought in $869,484, which is an increase of $117,877 from the week before, bringing it to 55.9% of its gross potential. The next biggest increase was seen by the play Eclipsed, which concluded performances last week with an increase of $93,961 from the week before. Eclipsed, which was nominated but did not win for the Tony Award for Best Play, had a final weekly gross of $481,728, which represents 61.1% of its gross potential. Meanwhile, minor increases were seen by The King and I ($92,239), School of Rock – the Musical ($88,619), Long Day’s Journey Into Night ($82,603), The Humans ($79,158), and An Act of God ($71,496).

A Slump for Last Year’s Shows

This past week, An American in Paris, which was vying for last year’s Tony Award for Best Musical (which it lost to Fun Home) brought in $696,523, which is a decrease of $103,722 from the week before. Furthermore, Finding Neverland, which began performances last year and did not receive any Tony Award recognition, saw a decrease this past week of $96,941, down to a weekly gross of $591,700. Matilda, which premiered several years ago, saw a decrease of $80,193, bringing it to a weekly gross of $831,317, and Fun Home, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical last year, decreased by $17,712 to reach a weekly gross of $313,556. It’s also a tough time for some of the long running shows, such as Chicago, which decreased by $43,864 to reach a weekly gross of $521,971, Wicked, which decreased by $40,666 to reach a weekly gross of $1,818,372, and last year’s Something Rotten!, which decreased by $31,112 to reach a weekly gross of $643,101. Meanwhile, even the recent Tony Award winner Hamilton saw a tiny decrease, although it still managed to keep up a weekly gross of over $2 million, a height it had reached the week before. This past week, Hamilton brought in $2,026,838, which is a decrease of only $1,370 from last week, and which represents 122.4% of its gross potential. The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending June 19, 2016:Broadway Show Ticket Analysis chart
# Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
4 ALADDIN $1,581,642 13,642 98.74% $115.94
33 AN ACT OF GOD $256,649 3,700 70.20% $69.36
16 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $800,245 9,257 68.92% $86.45
11 BEAUTIFUL $889,393 7,485 91.19% $118.82
24 BLACKBIRD $552,394 7,375 90.91% $74.90
24 BRIGHT STAR $527,807 6,672 79.89% $79.11
26 CHICAGO $565,835 6,938 80.30% $81.56
29 ECLIPSED $387,767 5,233 81.56% $74.10
12 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF $751,607 9,213 67.46% $81.58
21 FINDING NEVERLAND $688,641 9,483 78.81% $72.62
30 FULLY COMMITTED $370,369 5,009 68.50% $73.94
34 FUN HOME $331,268 4,514 76.25% $73.39
2 HAMILTON $2,028,208 10,754 101.76% $188.60
25 JERSEY BOYS $540,996 6,133 62.43% $88.21
19 KINKY BOOTS $660,084 7,193 63.14% $91.77
15 LES MISÉRABLES $755,856 9,108 80.80% $82.99
28 LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT $408,921 4,420 100.23% $92.52
14 MATILDA $911,510 11,011 96.12% $82.78
13 ON YOUR FEET! $859,596 8,909 68.49% $96.49
9 PARAMOUR $1,093,610 11,279 74.36% $96.96
6 SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,082,064 11,187 93.54% $96.73
18 SHE LOVES ME $618,089 6,961 99.44% $88.79
8 SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED $972,860 7,650 99.30% $127.17
20 SOMETHING ROTTEN! $674,213 8,250 66.76% $81.72
5 THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,343,083 8,722 102.27% $153.99
23 THE COLOR PURPLE $672,299 7,342 87.32% $91.57
27 THE CRUCIBLE $493,874 6,082 80.03% $81.20
31 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $360,867 4,846 59.50% $74.47
32 THE FATHER $298,505 3,970 76.35% $75.19
22 THE HUMANS $484,407 4,562 99.00% $106.18
17 THE KING AND I $584,349 6,746 80.54% $86.62
1 THE LION KING $2,071,899 13,572 100.03% $152.66
10 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $941,327 10,831 84.35% $86.91
7 WAITRESS $1,058,461 8,432 100.86% $125.53
3 WICKED $1,859,038 14,510 97.17% $128.12
TOTALS $28,229,256 271,807 83.04% $99.36
Broadway ticket sales raw data are provided courtesy of The Broadway League All other data, text, opinion, charts and commentary are copyright © 2016 nytix.com