This Week On Broadway, Ticket Sales Witnessed A Significant Boost Nearing The Million-Dollar Mark, Largely Attributed To The Summer Tourist Season, Ann Concluded Its Run At Lincoln Center
A Jump in Broadway Ticket Sales
Overall Broadway ticket revenue experienced an increase of close to a million this week, as sales went up from $24,116,852 to $24,997,386. Summer tourism is the most likely driver in this jump in sales figures.
Ann Does Better Than Usual on Her Way Out
The one-woman Broadway play Ann, written by and starring Holland Taylor (TV's Two and a Half Men), concluded its run at Lincoln Center this Sunday, closing out the week with better numbers than usual. At 61.04% capacity, the show had a bigger audience than it's had since very early in its run. The average paid admission of $64.02 was the best Ann has seen in weeks. However, even though the play has been trailing the Broadway pack for quite some time, it is worth noting that one-person shows have far lower running costs than most other Broadway shows, and this one also happened to be in a rather large theater. Ultimately, the play enjoyed a run of several months, along with critical acclaim and enthusiastic word-of-mouth.
School is Out and Broadway Shows are In
With schools out for the summer, now is a better opportunity than ever for parents -- both locals and tourists bringing their families to New York City for vacation -- to take their children to shows. Many of Broadway's most family friendly shows saw an increase in sales this week, including The Lion King, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Cinderella, and Annie.
The Following are the Broadway Ticket Sales Numbers from the Week Ending June 30, 2013:
|I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS||$810,174||5,563||102.28%||$145.64|
|MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL||$1,447,785||12,150||100.78%||$119.16|
|ROCK OF AGES||$415,042||4,393||94.19%||$94.48|
|SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK||$1,186,764||12,521||81.09%||$94.78|
|THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES||$320,426||4,267||82.06%||$75.09|
|THE BOOK OF MORMON||$1,736,027||8,752||102.63%||$198.36|
|THE LION KING||$1,971,393||13,604||100.03%||$144.91|
|THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA||$1,124,860||12,560||97.82%||$89.56|
|THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL||$493,900||5,344||62.84%||$92.42|
|VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE||$691,532||6,040||95.93%||$114.49|
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