Broadway

For those keeping track of such things, nearly 10% – or $3,239,838 – of Broadway‘s total $36.8 million box office last week was earned by productions directed by Taymors: The Lion King‘s Julie Taymor and her niece, The Outsiders director Danya Taymor. And that’s before The Outsiders‘ big Tony-winning night on Sunday. Two of the
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Broadway is heading into its final pre-Tony weeks doing robust business, with box office for last week up 7% over the previous week, nine shows selling out (including the two most-nominated productions) and ticket-buyers for two nominated musicals shelling out more than an average $200 per seat. In all, the 35 shows grossed a total
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Attendance for Broadway‘s just-ended 2023-2024 season held roughly steady with last year even as it remains nearly 17% below pre-pandemic levels, according to box office figures released today by the Broadway League. The year-end stats indicate that the 71 Broadway productions on the boards from May 22, 2023, to May 19, 2024, grossed a combined
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The great Broadway Crunch of Spring 2024, when 18 new productions opened between mid-March and late April – 19 if you count the commercial transfer of Appropriate – seems to be showing early signs of the inevitable shake-out, with one show (Lempicka) closing soon and a few others already playing to houses with attendance at
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Broadway box office soared last week, as five productions joined the roster, one returned and no fewer than 30 of the 32 shows saw attendance at 90% of capacity or more. Twenty productions were sell-outs. A raft of recent arrivals were among the strong box office performers, with The Outsiders, The Wiz, Suffs, Hell’s Kitchen
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Broadway‘s insanely busy spring doesn’t really kick into full gear until next month when 14 new shows have their official openings, but with March as a sort of sign of things to come – five shows have opened or will soon this month – box office was strong last week. In all, the 25 productions
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Broadway box office took a slide last week as receipts for Sweeney Todd fell by more than $1 million with the departures of Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford (and before the February 9 arrival of big-name replacements Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster). Overall, box office for the 25 Broadway productions was off by 15% from
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Winter doldrums and a closing night be damned: Shucked just had a very good week, with news of a planned movie adaptation and its best-ever Broadway gross of $1,111,038. The Brandy Clark-Shane McAnally-Robert Horn musical, which opened March 8, played its final Broadway performance on January 14 after 28 previews and 327 regular performances. The
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Broadway box office was back on earth last week following the previous week’s unusual double-holiday surge, when both Christmas and New Year’s Eve fell within the same theatrical window. For the week ending January 7, Broadway’s 26 productions grossed a total $29,681,396, a 35% drop from the previous week‘s $45,413,789. Attendance was down about 14%
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Broadway held steady as it continued through the holiday season, with a total gross of $30,723,247 for the 26 productions up a small 4% from the previous week, and attendance of 227,099 up about the same percentage. Year over year, though, the news isn’t quite so cheery. The $30.7M weekly figure is about 17% lower
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Broadway box office and ticket prices fell back to earth last week following the previous week’s Thanksgiving holiday-inflated numbers, with the total gross for the 26 productions dropping 14% to a combined $29,568,897. The average ticket price for the week ending Dec. 3 was $134.70, down $16.19, or 11%, from the holiday week’s average. Total
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Thanksgiving proved plentiful for Broadway last week, with box office – and ticket prices – up by nearly 30% over the previous week. With tourists packing New York City, theatergoers splurging on higher priced holiday seats and the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade trumpeting Broadway’s bounty, the 26 shows on the boards grossed a combined
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Broadway box office took a 7% slide in the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, with the 29 shows settling in at a total $27,060,113 in receipts. Attendance for the week ending Nov. 19 was 228,423, about 86% of capacity and a slip of 3% from the previous week. The attendance figure is 12% lower than
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Broadway box office held fairly steady heading into trick or treat season, with receipts for the week ending Oct. 29 at $26,480,578 (about 6% down from the previous week) and attendance at 218,581 (a slip of just 3%). Staying strong was Merrily We Roll Along, enjoying another sell-out week, with the roster’s top average ticket
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Broadway box office held steady last week with total grosses for 28 shows tallying up to $28,106,860, with 224,832 ticket buyers paying an average $125.01 per seat. A healthy chunk of those total numbers were contributed by such recent arrivals as Merrily We Roll Along (grossing, for its sold-out week ending Oct. 22, $1,820,753, another
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Merrily We Roll Along, the Sondheim revival starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, cemented its place among Broadway’s top earners during its opening week, grossing $1,706,962, filling all seats at the Hudson and securing the highest average ticket price with $220.88. The figures for the week ending Oct. 15 saw only four productions
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Broadway‘s starry Merrily We Roll Along revival had another strong run of previews last week, grossing a hefty $1,471,644 and setting another house record at the Hudson Theatre. The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez topped the venue’s previous seven-performance record of $1,431,543, held by David Byrne’s American Utopia.
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Merrily We Roll Along, the new Broadway revival of the Sondheim classic musical starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, broke the six-performance house record at the Hudson Theatre with a $1.3 million gross in its first week of previews. Filling every seat in the venue, the revival carried an eye-popping average ticket price
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A trio of new shows joined Broadway last week to mostly decent box office figures as the fall season begins to take shape. Most impressive was Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells under the direction of Alex Timbers. For the first three previews of its run, the musical filled 96% of seats
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With Funny Girl off the boards last week and the impact of the 2-for-1 ticket prices of the Broadway Week promotion, Broadway box office receipts for the week ending Sept. 10 took an 18% tumble from the previous week, settling in at $21,334,228. Gone from the roster was Funny Girl and its $2 million-plus contributions
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A new Thursday matinee seems to be paying off for the Neil Diamond Broadway bio-musical A Beautiful Noise: Last week the show grossed more than $1 million, a nine-month high attributable at least in part to an unusual new performance schedule. Last month, producer Ken Davenport announced that beginning in September the musical would no
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