In The Week Ending May 10, 2015, An Act Of God Did Well In Its First Week. Increases Were Seen By It’s Only A Play, On The Twentieth Century, And Something Rotten!
“An Act Of God” Off To Brilliant Start
An Act of God began previews this past week on May 7, 2015 at Studio 54. Starring Jim Parsons, this not quite one-man show is written by David Javerbaum, based on his comedy book called “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God.” Jim Parsons, who plays God in this play, has proven to be almost the equivalent in terms of box office numbers.
In its first partial week of four performances, the show brought in $477,703, which represents 93.01% of its gross potential. Though this isn’t the best it could possibly do, this is very good for a small size play opening at an unusual time when the rest of Broadway is hot from Tony nominations.
High Hopes For An "Act Of God"
The show is directed by Joe Mantello, who has helmed such works as Airline Highway, The Last Ship, and Casa Valentina. With a top ticket price of $349.00, the average paid admission was $129.04. At this rate, it filled up to an average audience capacity of 92.0%.
Chances are that by next week, these numbers will continue to creep upwards, if this comedy proves to be as hilarious as its buzz suggests.
Boosts For “It’s Only A Play,” “On The Twentieth Century,” And “Something Rotten!”
In the week ending May 10, 2015, three shows saw their weekly grosses increase in the six figures. It’s Only a Play, which was somewhat snubbed in the Tony Award nominations with only a nod for its supporting actor Micah Stock, saw an increase in ticket sales this past week of $110,070, reaching the gross of $694,112 across the eight performances.
Although this is not very good for a show that was once competing with big musicals in the millionaire dollar range, the increase shows that audiences are still interested in this Terrence McNally play with a starry cast. Furthermore, On the Twentieth Century and Something Rotten! both saw an increase in ticket sales following their Tony nomination recognition.
New Shows Performing Well
On the Twentieth Century, which was nominated for Best Revival of a Musical among other honors, had a weekly gross this past week of $595,851, which is an increase of $106,164 from the week before. That represents 72.48% of its gross potential, by far the highest percentage reached thus far in the run. Furthermore, Something Rotten! saw an increase in ticket sales following the announcement of its nomination for Best Musical, among the other heavy-hitting new shows.
This past week, the weekly gross was $903,211, which represents 87.18% of its gross potential. This is an increase from last week of $102,178. In every week since this musical began performances, its box office has been on a steady incline. With the Tony buzz, chances are the show will keep on selling increasingly well.
The following are the Broadway ticket sales numbers for the week ending May 10, 2015:
|A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER||$552,694||5,821||80.22%||$94.95|
|AN ACT OF GOD||$477,703||3,702||92.00%||$129.04|
|AN AMERICAN IN PARIS||$1,298,817||13,187||98.18%||$98.49|
|FISH IN THE DARK||$1,190,948||8,701||101.36%||$136.87|
|HAND TO GOD||$400,886||5,061||80.90%||$79.21|
|HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH||$425,224||5,147||73.02%||$82.62|
|IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU||$409,488||6,021||74.37%||$68.01|
|IT’S ONLY A PLAY||$694,112||6,949||80.65%||$99.89|
|ON THE TOWN||$202,745||4,425||59.03%||$45.82|
|ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY||$595,851||5,719||99.01%||$104.19|
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||$1,446,131||8,744||102.53%||$165.39|
|THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME||$682,260||6,839||83.98%||$99.76|
|THE KING AND I||$951,532||8,376||100.00%||$113.60|
|THE LION KING||$1,701,798||11,480||96.47%||$148.24|
|THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA||$788,386||9,878||76.93%||$79.81|
|WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO||$630,653||5,810||52.51%||$108.55|