Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending January 21, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com Once again, Wicked is leading the pack this week with $1,365,614,...

Broadway Ticket Sales Report
Week ending January 21, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

Once again, Wicked is leading the pack this week with $1,365,614, a drop of $42,423 from last week, at almost 100% capacity. Jersey Boys ranks second in gross with $1,172,292, a drop of $25,609 from last week, at just over 100% capacity. Lastly, Mary Poppins comes in at $1,043,951, a whopping drop of $160,292 from last week, at only 85% capacity.

The only theatres showing any increase in grosses were The Coast of Utopia at $299,499, up $12,217 from last week at almost 100% capacity, and Translations at $182,632, up a modest $1,778 with about 87% capacity.

Other productions with respectable grosses and attendance, although still a loss over last week, were Spamalot with $790,600 with just over 90% capacity; A Chorus Line with $727,081 at more than 87% capacity; Avenue Q with $362,933 also over 87% capacity; Mamma Mia with $733,314 and The Lion King with $864,047, both at more than 82% capacity; and The Apple Tree with $290,275 and just over 80% capacity.

The Color Purple posted the week’s biggest drop in grosses: a $242,439 difference this past week over the previous week’s gross report at just over 51% capacity. Others following close behind were Rent, a $148,022 difference at less than 55% capacity; Hairspray, a $143,757 difference with just over 60% capacity; Tarzan, a difference of $140,830 at a little more than 70% capacity; Beauty and the Beast, a difference of $121,535 from the previous week and less than 68% capacity; and last, Les Misérables, a difference of $104,633 and over 76% capacity.

Total grosses for the week were $14,777,463.

OPENINGS & CLOSINGS:
Butley closed on Sunday, January 14 after 21 previews and 94 performances.

Broadway Gross Reports, January 21, 2007
All data provided by The League of American Theatres and Producers

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$727,081 7,479 0 8 1,069 $97.22 87.5%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$362,933 5,552 0 8 796 $65.37 87.2%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$468,724 8,132 0 8 1,509 $57.64 67.4%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$404,781 5,834 0 8 1,080 $69.38 67.5%
Company
(Barrymore)
$390,022 5,230 0 8 1,046 $74.57 62.5%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$427,032 5,474 0 8 922 $78.01 74.2%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$425,894 6,901 0 8 1,428 $61.71 60.4%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,172,292 9,851 0 8 1,222 $119.00 100.8%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$561,758 6,839 0 8 1,122 $82.14 76.2%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$733,314 9,881 0 8 1,498 $74.21 82.5%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,043,951 12,191 0 8 1,791 $85.63 85.1%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$297,156 5,155 0 8 1,181 $57.64 54.6%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$790,600 10,474 0 8 1,441 $75.48 90.9%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$469,786 6,787 0 8 1,090 $69.22 77.8%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$472,524 7,464 0 8 1,319 $63.31 70.7%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$240,970 3,981 0 8 684 $60.53 72.8%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$290,275 5,637 0 7 1,006 $51.49 80.0%
The Coast of Utopia
(Beaumont)
$299,449 4,107 0 4 1,047 $72.91 98.1%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$481,855 7,013 0 8 1,718 $68.71 51.0%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$669,889 8,826 0 8 1,611 $75.90 68.5%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$864,047 10,492 0 8 1,598 $82.35 82.1%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$193,850 4,089 0 8 1,082 $47.41 47.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$580,844 8,977 0 8 1,607 $64.70 69.8%
The Producers
(St. James)
$478,148 7,642 0 8 1,706 $62.57 56.0%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$382,042 5,041 0 8 993 $75.79 63.5%
Translations
(Biltmore)
$182,632 4,549 8 0 650 $40.15 87.5%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,365,614 14,406 0 8 1,809 $94.79 99.5%
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