Broadway Jingles $40M In Holiday Season Coin; ‘Cher Show’ A Sell-Out At $1.1M

Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than this week last year. Recent arrivals like To Kill A Mockingbird, N…

Broadway jingled with silver, gold and holiday season tourists last week, ringing up $40M at the box office – a solid 6% jump over the previous week and a whopping 34% better than this week last year. Recent arrivals like To Kill A Mockingbird, Network and The Cher Show filled their houses, and even a specialty magic show added a million to the pot. Not that there wasn’t room for improvement – the $40,149,570 total gross for Broadway’s Week 28 (ending Dec. 9) was just shy…

Broadway Box Office Settles After Thanksgiving Feast; ‘Network’, ‘Mockingbird’ Add To $38M Total

Broadway box office fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s best-Thanksgiving-ever skyrocket numbers. With two additional shows on board raising the number of productions to 38, total attendance held virtually the same at 299,4…

Broadway box office fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s best-Thanksgiving-ever skyrocket numbers. With two additional shows on board raising the number of productions to 38, total attendance held virtually the same at 299,411 tickets sold, while receipts of $37,805,785 were down 12% from the big $43M holiday haul. Look to average ticket prices for the fall: Thanksgiving week saw an average seat going for $144, while the Broadway season’s Week 27…

Broadway’s Best-Ever Thanksgiving: A $43M Feast, A ‘Harry Potter’ Record & A ’60 Minutes’ Boon To ‘Mockingbird’

Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week in recorded history, grossing $43M as house records and other markers were smashed like so many sweet potatoes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child even set a new high for weekly ticket sales (for a play) with a bi…

Broadway had its best Thanksgiving week in recorded history, grossing $43M as house records and other markers were smashed like so many sweet potatoes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child even set a new high for weekly ticket sales (for a play) with a big $2.3M gross. Productions breaking house records were Frozen, Mean Girls and Network. King Kong had its personal best. To Kill A Mockingbird not only sold out its seven preview performances, but scored more than $1 million…

‘Network’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Filling Seats On Broadway

Hollywood’s greatest satire of television is filling seats on Broadway: Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston, neared the million-dollar box office turf last week, grossing $994,920 for seven preview performances.
The powe…

Hollywood’s greatest satire of television is filling seats on Broadway: Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Bryan Cranston, neared the million-dollar box office turf last week, grossing $994,920 for seven preview performances. The powerful showing – with an attendance of 7,027, the Olivier Award-winning play was at 99% of capacity – reflected an overall healthy week for Broadway. Box office for the season’s Week 25, ending Nov. 18, came in at $36,501,888, a…

‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M

Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s $37,230,401 total for Week 24 (ending Nov. 11).
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Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s $37,230,401 total for Week 24 (ending Nov. 11). Overall box office for the 38 Broadway productions reflected a 13% jump in receipts over the previous week, with attendance of 306,015 showing a 9% bump. While Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and co-starring Tony Goldwyn and Tatiana Maslany…

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Previews To SRO Crowds; Overall Broadway Box Office Slips

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird joins this week’s Broadway box office roster, taking in $520,357 for three preview – and sold-out – performances. The play, starring Jeff Daniels in the…

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird joins this week’s Broadway box office roster, taking in $520,357 for three preview – and sold-out – performances. The play, starring Jeff Daniels in the iconic role of Atticus Finch, had a total attendance of 4,321 — that’s 10 more than the 4,311 seating capacity for the three performances at the Shubert theatre. The strong showing bucked the overall Broadway box office for the week, with most shows…

Broadway Box Office Slips To $33M; Mike Birbiglia’s ‘New One’ & Musical ‘The Prom’ Join Fall Roster

Two new productions – Mike Birbiglia’s The New One and musical The Prom – joined the Broadway roster but couldn’t keep overall box office from slipping: Grosses for Broadway’s Week 22 (ending Oct. 28) were down about 4% to…

Two new productions – Mike Birbiglia’s The New One and musical The Prom – joined the Broadway roster but couldn’t keep overall box office from slipping: Grosses for Broadway’s Week 22 (ending Oct. 28) were down about 4% to $33,133,984. Attendance of 272,782 was about even – actually, a slight 1% increase from the previous week, suggesting low ticket prices and comp seats for the new and previewing shows kept revenue from jumping. The newcomers to the list slipped in…

Broadway Box Office Rings Up $34M; ‘The Ferryman’, ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Get Warm Welcomes

Broadway box office continued apace as fall settled on the theater district, with a raft of recent arrivals helping to push grosses up a slight 3% over last week to $34,344,693. Attendance for Broadway’s Week 21 (ending Oct. 21) was up from the p…

Broadway box office continued apace as fall settled on the theater district, with a raft of recent arrivals helping to push grosses up a slight 3% over last week to $34,344,693. Attendance for Broadway’s Week 21 (ending Oct. 21) was up from the previous week by the same percentage to 269,065, a strong 90% of capacity. The week saw two opening nights: The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 54 and The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (pictured above), both filling a…

Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $33M; ‘Torch Song’ Joins Roster

Broadway box office held steady as the fall season settled in, with a batch of recently arriving productions joined by Torch Song, last year’s Off Broadway hit taking up a limited engagement at Broadway’s Hayes Theatre. In all, the 33 shows…

Broadway box office held steady as the fall season settled in, with a batch of recently arriving productions joined by Torch Song, last year’s Off Broadway hit taking up a limited engagement at Broadway’s Hayes Theatre. In all, the 33 shows took in $33,387,818 during Week 20 (ending Oct. 14), dead even with the previous week. Total attendance was 262,241, up a bit from the previous week, and about 88% of capacity. Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, starring Michael Urie and…

‘King Kong’, ‘The Ferryman’, ‘American Son’ Help Boost Broadway B.O. To $33M

Three of the most anticipated Broadway productions of the fall season – King Kong, The Ferryman and American Son – began previews last week, helping to boost total box office by 13% over the previous week to $33,381,111.
Total attendance fo…

Three of the most anticipated Broadway productions of the fall season – King Kong, The Ferryman and American Son – began previews last week, helping to boost total box office by 13% over the previous week to $33,381,111. Total attendance for Week 19 of the season – ending Oct. 7 – was 249,245, 88% of capacity and a 7% jump over the previous week. All three of the newcomers began strong: American Son, starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale, played two previews at…

Broadway Box Office Dips To $26M; Daniel Radcliffe Returns To NYC Stage

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale arrived on Broadway this week in The Lifespan of a Fact, pulling in solid box office for four preview performances during a week that saw most productions dipping or hanging steady.
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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale arrived on Broadway this week in The Lifespan of a Fact, pulling in solid box office for four preview performances during a week that saw most productions dipping or hanging steady. In all, Broadway’s $26,309,336 box office total for Week 17 (ending Sept. 23) was down 8.5% from the previous week, with attendance of 223,438 off about 13%. Even so, about 87% of seats were filled. The slips were due, in part, to fewer shows…

Broadway Box Office Droops To $29M; ‘Straight White Men’ Signs Off

Bernhardt/Hamlet and The Nap braved the summer heat with Broadway previews last week as overall box office dropped about 8% to $29,524,979. Attendance for the 31 productions running during Week 15 (ending Sept. 9) was 249,078, about 85% of capacity.
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Bernhardt/Hamlet and The Nap braved the summer heat with Broadway previews last week as overall box office dropped about 8% to $29,524,979. Attendance for the 31 productions running during Week 15 (ending Sept. 9) was 249,078, about 85% of capacity. In its second week of previews at American Airlines Theatre, Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet, starring the great Janet McTeer, took in $243,681 for seven performances, 45% of potential. Attendance of 4,301 was about 83% of…

‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M

Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total b.o. for the 31 shows climbed a tad to $37,289,893, about 2.4% over the previous week, w…

Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total b.o. for the 31 shows climbed a tad to $37,289,893, about 2.4% over the previous week, with attendance of 277,794 showing a slight dip of an identical percentage. Higher average ticket prices – $134 compared to the previous week’s $128 – kept box office from slipping during the season’s Week 11, ending Aug. 12. Bidding…

Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Tops $1M In Seven-Show Week; ‘Head Over Heels’ Totters

Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly SRO audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it opened to sales as weak as its reviews during Week 9 of the Bro…

Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly SRO audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it opened to sales as weak as its reviews during Week 9 of the Broadway season. Overall, summertime Broadway was anything but wilted for the week ending July 29, taking in a strong $39,633,285 in total box office. That’s a jump of nearly 8% over the previous week’s $36M, and a big 26% over the same…

‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Arrives To Full Houses; Broadway’s Total B.O. Tops $36M

Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical showed other summer newcomers how it’s done. Though it performed only two previews during the season’s Week 8, the show with the big title recognition grossed $328,854, 96% of its potential, with a…

Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical showed other summer newcomers how it’s done. Though it performed only two previews during the season’s Week 8, the show with the big title recognition grossed $328,854, 96% of its potential, with admission of 2,336 at 100% of capacity. Average ticket price was a solid $141. Based on the 1990 Julia Roberts & Richard Gere movie and staged at the Nederlander Theater, the musical features direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky…

Broadway Box Office Slips; Recent Arrivals ‘Straight White Men’, ‘Head Over Heels’ Seek Footing

With Bruce Springsteen still on a soon-to-end hiatus, competition from fireworks and two fledgling productions still getting their footing, Broadway box office was down about 11% for the week ending July 8, the 30 shows grossing a total $33,865,380.
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With Bruce Springsteen still on a soon-to-end hiatus, competition from fireworks and two fledgling productions still getting their footing, Broadway box office was down about 11% for the week ending July 8, the 30 shows grossing a total $33,865,380. Paid attendance of 272,945 put Broadway houses at about 92% of capacity, with an average paid admission of $124.07. That attendance is down about 6% from last week when the Street had 33 shows running. New(ish) to the line-up…

‘Iceman’ Goeth, Go-Go’s Cometh And Broadway Box Office Slips A Notch To $38M

Broadway box office slipped 5.3% in its 5th week of the season, grossing $38,126,489 as Bruce Springsteen went on a brief hot-weather hiatus and audiences weren’t quite head over heels just yet with the newly arrived Go-Go’s musical.
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Broadway box office slipped 5.3% in its 5th week of the season, grossing $38,126,489 as Bruce Springsteen went on a brief hot-weather hiatus and audiences weren’t quite head over heels just yet with the newly arrived Go-Go’s musical. Total attendance for the week ending July 1 was 291,188 for the 33 Broadway shows, about 91% of capacity with an average ticket price of $131. Bidding goodbye to the Street was the Jimmy Buffett jukeboxer Escape to Margaritaville, taking…

Broadway Takes $40M Early Summer Haul; ‘Three Tall Women’ Goes Out With A Record-Breaking Bang

Joe Mantello’s staging of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women broke the 787-seat Golden Theatre house record for the fifth and final time last week, closing out its limited engagement with a whopping $1,275,918 for a nine-performance week endin…

Joe Mantello’s staging of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women broke the 787-seat Golden Theatre house record for the fifth and final time last week, closing out its limited engagement with a whopping $1,275,918 for a nine-performance week ending June 24. Even without the additional performance, the Glenda Jackson-Laurie Metcalf-Alison Pill starrer had already surpassed its previous, usual eight-performance week of $1,077,919. In all, Broadway’s 33 productions of this season’s…

In First Week Of 2018-19, Broadway Box Office Dips 6% From Prior Frame

Broadway shuffled toward its biggest night, Sunday’s Tony Awards, with overall box office declining for the week ending June 3 compared with the prior week, according to figures from the Broadway League.
Total grosses for the week, which is techn…

Broadway shuffled toward its biggest night, Sunday’s Tony Awards, with overall box office declining for the week ending June 3 compared with the prior week, according to figures from the Broadway League. Total grosses for the week, which is technically the start of the 2018-19 Broadway year, amounted to $37,106,954. While that’s down 6% from last week’s $39,431,767, it’s up 8% from the comparable week of 2017, which tallied $34,203,176. Memorial Day, which this year was…

Price Hikes, Extra Week Lift Broadway Box Office 17% Over 2016-17 Levels

Aided by a 53rd week in the year (added every seven years for statistical reasons), plus aggressive pricing of certain shows, Broadway box office ended 2017-18 up 17.1% over the prior year.
Total grosses reached $1,697,458,795, compared with $1,449,399…

Aided by a 53rd week in the year (added every seven years for statistical reasons), plus aggressive pricing of certain shows, Broadway box office ended 2017-18 up 17.1% over the prior year. Total grosses reached $1,697,458,795, compared with $1,449,399,149 in 2016-17, according to figures released by the Broadway League. Attendance of 13,792,614 gained 3.9% over the previous year, and gross potential and capacity both increased, to 81.6% and 89%, respectively. Without the…

Tony Nominees Nudge Broadway Box Office 4% Ahead Of Prior Week

Strong grosses for several shows pacing the field of Tony Award nominees — including Angels in America, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — nudged the Broadway box office last week to a 4% increase over the prior week’s level.
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Strong grosses for several shows pacing the field of Tony Award nominees — including Angels in America, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — nudged the Broadway box office last week to a 4% increase over the prior week’s level. Overall grosses for the week ending May 13 came in at $38,621,280, up from $36,994,027 in the previous week. The tally was up 15% over the comparable week in 2017. With two weeks remaining in the Broadway year, grosses to date stand just north of…