Broadway experiences a slow spell as ticket sales dip across the board. She Loves me concludes performances and shows an increase in ticket sales, increases are also seen by Hamilton and The Lion King.

This week’s notable movements on Broadway are:

Except for “Hamilton,” Broadway Continues to Slip Downward

In the week ending July 10, 2016, the majority of shows running on Broadway brought in less at the box office than they had the week before, which was also itself a slow week. Of the 29 shows currently running, only six saw an increase in ticket sales (The Humans barely increased by only $129), and 23 saw a decrease in ticket sales. The biggest decrease was seen by Paramour, the Cirque du Soleil show at the Lyric Theatre, which brought in $859,152, which is a decrease of $141,160 from the week before. At the giant Lyric Theatre, this represents just 47.6% of its gross potential. The next biggest decrease was seen by long-running hit Chicago, which dipped by $123,507 to reach a weekly gross of $504,919, which represents just 53.4% of its gross potential. Following that, Wicked, despite its continual high earnings, also experienced a large decrease of $105,014, bringing it to a weekly gross of $1,758,107, or 98.8% of its gross potential. Further decreases were seen by Finding Neverland ($99,472), Beautiful ($96,449), On Your Feet! ($84,006), An American in Paris ($81,419), and The Color Purple ($74,811). On the other hand, the largest increase was seen by unstoppable hit The Lion King (up by $91,274), which brought it to a weekly gross of $2,255,572. As for the newest mega-hit Hamilton, it increased by $30,473, bringing it to a weekly gross of $2,053,263, or 105.7% of its gross potential. At this rate, Hamilton looks poised to remain above the two million dollar mark for the duration of the summer, at least.

“She Loves Me” Sees a Boost in Its Final Week

On July 10, 2016, She Loves Me played the final performance of this most recent revival. This production began previews on February 19, 2016, and officially opened on March 17, 2016 in a Roundabout Theatre Company production at Studio 54. The show received excellent reviews, and also made history by becoming the first show to be live streamed through a partnership with BroadwayHD. Furthermore, the show will be released on the big screen, as Screenvision Media captured several performances on tape. This is especially noteworthy for a revival, which one might not expect to be the most exciting show to experiment with new media. In any case, She Loves Me went out with a bang, as one of the few shows this past week to show an increase in ticket sales. In its final week of performances, She Loves Me brought in $712,072, which is an increase of $88,027 from the week before, and which represents 79.14% of its gross potential. In fact, that is also the highest gross the show brought in throughout its entire run. With a top ticket price of $252.00, the average paid admission was $90.71, and the audience was filled up to 98.5% of its capacity. Overall, She Loves Me will be fondly remembered in the minds of those who had the pleasure to see this revival on Broadway. The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending July 10, 2016:Broadway show ticket show analysis
# Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
4 ALADDIN $1,591,362 13,115 95.00% $121.34
29 AN ACT OF GOD $284,709 3,541 67.00% $80.40
20 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $618,558 8,230 61.00% $75.16
15 BEAUTIFUL $709,083 6,593 80.00% $107.55
24 CHICAGO $504,919 6,133 71.00% $82.33
13 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF $746,147 9,645 71.00% $77.36
21 FINDING NEVERLAND $563,513 7,589 63.00% $74.25
26 FULLY COMMITTED $395,188 4,959 68.00% $79.69
28 FUN HOME $320,261 4,518 76.00% $70.89
2 HAMILTON $2,053,263 10,753 102.00% $190.95
25 JERSEY BOYS $489,255 5,742 58.00% $85.21
18 KINKY BOOTS $657,585 7,146 63.00% $92.02
10 LES MISÉRABLES $879,952 10,213 91.00% $86.16
8 MATILDA $939,097 10,896 95.00% $86.19
17 ON YOUR FEET! $675,318 6,867 53.00% $98.34
11 PARAMOUR $859,152 9,176 60.00% $93.63
6 SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,157,594 11,402 95.00% $101.53
14 SHE LOVES ME $712,072 7,850 99.00% $90.71
12 SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED $755,787 7,334 95.00% $103.05
19 SOMETHING ROTTEN! $640,454 7,436 69.00% $86.13
5 THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,322,710 8,738 102.00% $151.37
16 THE COLOR PURPLE $689,987 7,331 87.00% $94.12
23 THE CRUCIBLE $510,250 6,408 84.00% $79.63
27 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $369,489 5,081 62.00% $72.72
22 THE HUMANS $535,584 4,563 99.00% $117.38
1 THE LION KING $2,255,572 13,185 97.00% $171.07
9 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $897,993 9,850 77.00% $91.17
7 WAITRESS $969,699 8,020 96.00% $120.91
3 WICKED $1,758,107 13,259 92.00% $132.60
TOTALS $24,862,657 235,573 80.28% $100.48
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