Week of Dec. 25—31st, 2006 Broadway ended the year hitting high notes! The most recent grosses overall were $29,137,802. Every show posted increases in...

Week of Dec. 25—31st, 2006

Broadway ended the year hitting high notes! The most recent grosses overall were $29,137,802. Every show posted increases in this last week.

Top-ranked Wicked was still knocking them dead in Oz, at 100% capacity to the tune of $1,800,310—and the highest ticket price, $300.00. Interestingly, it was not one of the New York Times Critic’s Picks.

Other productions in its luminous trail were Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas with a gross of $1,708,885 at only 91.21% of capacity but with 12 performances, Mamma Mia! with a gross of $1,478,292 playing to a full house, and The Lion King at $1,466,909 also playing to a full house.

Also achieving the million dollar milestone were: The Drowsy Chaperone at $1,381,180; Mary Poppins, at $1,312,449; Beauty and the Beast, at $1,302,074; Spamalot, at $1,285,626; Jersey Boys, at $1,216,173, The Phantom of the Opera, at $1,210,850; The Color Purple, at $1,147,115; and The Producers at $1,102,722.

Others continuing to do very well for themselves at or close to 100% capacity are: A Chorus Line, Avenue Q, Chicago, Les Misérables, Rent, The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, and approaching its final week, The Coast of Utopia.

Broadway Gross Reports, Dec. 25—31st, 2006

All data provided by The League of American Theatres and Producers

Broadway Gross Reports, Dec. 25—31st, 2006

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)
$951,513 8,664 0 8 1,069 $109.82 101.3%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$665,181 7,144 0 9 796 $93.11 99.7%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$1,302,074 13,412 0 9 1,509 $97.08 98.8%
Butley
(Booth)
$377,142 5,552 0 8 780 $67.93 89.0%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$921,398 9,807 0 9 1,080 $93.95 100.9%
Company
(Barrymore)
$613,894 7,302 0 8 1,046 $84.07 87.3%
Dr. Seuss…Christmas
(Hilton)
$1,708,885 20,019 0 12 1,829 $85.36 91.2%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$579,108 6,604 0 8 922 $87.69 89.5%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$1,095,725 12,298 0 9 1,428 $89.10 95.7%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,216,173 9,848 0 8 1,222 $123.49 100.7%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$928,405 9,179 0 8 1,122 $101.14 102.3%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$1,478,292 13,430 0 9 1,498 $110.07 99.6%
Martin Short
(Jacobs)
$727,279 7,348 0 8 1,025 $98.98 89.6%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,312,449 14,442 0 8 1,791 $90.88 100.8%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$786,930 10,218 0 9 1,181 $77.01 96.1%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$1,285,626 13,220 0 9 1,441 $97.25 101.9%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$646,286 8,262 0 9 1,090 $78.22 84.2%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$1,057,552 10,552 0 8 1,319 $100.22 100.0%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$548,672 6,031 0 9 684 $90.98 98.0%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$450,422 7,345 0 8 1,006 $61.32 91.3%
The Coast of Utopia
(Beaumont)
$619,198 8,099 0 8 1,047 $76.45 96.7%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$1,147,115 12,999 0 9 1,718 $88.25 84.1%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$1,381,180 13,665 0 9 1,611 $101.07 94.2%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,466,909 12,787 0 8 1,598 $114.72 100.0%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$296,650 5,495 0 8 1,082 $53.99 63.5%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$1,210,850 13,082 0 8 1,607 $92.56 101.8%
The Producers
(St. James)
$1,102,722 13,834 0 9 1,706 $79.71 90.1%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$570,266 7,359 0 9 990 $77.49 82.6%
The Wedding Singer
(Hirschfeld)
$889,596 11,841 0 9 1,422 $75.13 92.5%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,800,310 14,472 0 8 1,809 $124.40 100.0%
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