Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending January 28, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy Topping the list of high grossing productions this past week was Wicked—for...

Broadway Ticket Sales Report
Week ending January 28, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy

Topping the list of high grossing productions this past week was Wicked—for the sixth straight week. It grossed $1,349,148 with almost 100% capacity. Following closely were Jersey Boys with $1,168,315 at 100% capacity and Mary Poppins with $1,040,740 at 86% capacity.

Spamalot, at over 90% capacity, reports a gross of $778,686; The Lion King at over 85%, reports $913,368; Mamma Mia at more than 85%, $757,226; A Chorus Line also at more than 85%, $712,073; and Avenue Q at almost 85%, $363,862.

At less than 50% capacity, The Little Dog Laughed grossed $205,049. Posting the largest gain, $49,321 over the previous week’s ticket sales, was The Lion King. Posting the biggest drop, $73,929 over the previous week’s sales, was The Phantom of the Opera.

Translations opened January 25th to good crowds, grossing $162,707 at almost 75% capacity. Previews of this Brian Friel play at the Biltmore began January 4th.

The producers of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented the Adult Show on Sunday, January 21st, an all-risqué version of the Tony Award-winning musical. It grossed $219,432 at close to 70% capacity.

Other productions reported satisfactory gross receipts and attendance: Spring Awakening $486,819 at 78% capacity, The Apple Tree $329,213 at more than 77% capacity, Les Miserables $555,395 at more than 76% capacity, and Grey Gardens $436,961 also at more than 76% capacity. The remaining productions’ attendance ranged between 54—72% of capacity.

No gross was reported for The Coast of Utopia, Part Two. Part Three, Salvage, will open to previews Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Total grosses for the week were $14,490,553.

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)
$712,073 7,298 0 8 1,069 $97.57 85.3%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$363,862 5,409 0 8 796 $67.27 84.9%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$493,968 8,684 0 8 1,509 $56.88 71.9%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$392,624 5,633 0 8 1,080 $69.70 65.2%
Company
(Barrymore)
$374,198 5,072 0 8 1,046 $73.78 60.6%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$436,961 5,659 0 8 922 $77.22 76.7%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$442,446 7,155 0 8 1,428 $61.84 62.6%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,168,315 9,850 0 8 1,222 $118.61 100.8%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$555,395 6,876 0 8 1,122 $80.77 76.6%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$757,226 10,242 0 8 1,498 $73.93 85.5%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,040,740 12,324 0 8 1,791 $84.45 86.0%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$303,725 5,286 0 8 1,181 $57.46 55.9%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$778,686 10,442 0 8 1,441 $74.57 90.6%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$486,819 6,855 0 8 1,090 $71.02 78.6%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$474,900 7,494 0 8 1,319 $63.37 71.0%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$219,432 3,769 0 8 684 $58.22 68.9%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$329,213 6,221 0 8 1,006 $52.92 77.3%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$499,541 7,353 0 8 1,718 $67.94 53.5%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$689,805 8,997 0 8 1,611 $76.67 69.8%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$913,368 10,951 0 8 1,598 $83.40 85.7%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$205,049 4,261 0 8 1,082 $48.12 49.2%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$506,916 7,686 0 8 1,607 $65.95 59.8%
The Producers
(St. James)
$494,310 7,964 0 8 1,706 $62.07 58.4%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$339,127 4,642 0 8 993 $73.06 58.4%
Translations
(Biltmore)
$162,707 3,864 3 5 650 $42.11 74.3%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,349,148 14,281 0 8 1,809 $94.47 98.7%

Comparison with Previous Week

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Last Week’s Gross $ Change Atten. % Last Week’s Atten. % Atten. % Change
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$712,073 $727,081 -$15,008 85.3% 87.5% -2.1%
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$363,862 $362,933 $929 84.9% 87.2% -2.2%
Beauty and Beast
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$493,968 $468,724 $25,244 71.9% 67.4% 4.6%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$392,624 $404,781 -$12,157 65.2% 67.5% -2.3%
Company
(Barrymore)
$374,198 $390,022 -$15,824 60.6% 62.5% -1.9%
Grey Gardens
(Kerr)
$436,961 $427,032 $9,929 76.7% 74.2% 2.5%
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$442,446 $425,894 $16,552 62.6% 60.4% 2.2%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,168,315 $1,172,292 -$3,977 100.8% 100.8% 0.0%
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$555,395 $561,758 -$6,363 76.6% 76.2% 0.4%
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$757,226 $733,314 $23,912 85.5% 82.5% 3.0%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,040,740 $1,043,951 -$3,211 86.0% 85.1% 0.9%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$303,725 $297,156 $6,569 55.9% 54.6% 1.4%
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$778,686 $790,600 -$11,914 90.6% 90.9% -0.3%
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$486,819 $469,786 $17,033 78.6% 77.8% 0.8%
Tarzan
(Rodgers)
$474,900 $472,524 $2,376 71.0% 70.7% 0.3%
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$219,432 $240,970 -$21,538 68.9% 72.8% -3.9%
The Apple Tree
(Studio 54)
$329,213 $290,275 $38,937 77.3% 80.0% -2.7%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$499,541 $481,855 $17,686 53.5% 51.0% 2.5%
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$689,805 $669,889 $19,916 69.8% 68.5% 1.3%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$913,368 $864,047 $49,321 85.7% 82.1% 3.6%
The Little Dog Laughed
(Cort)
$205,049 $193,850 $11,199 49.2% 47.2% 2.0%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$506,916 $580,844 -$73,929 59.8% 69.8% -10.0%
The Producers
(St. James)
$494,310 $478,148 $16,162 58.4% 56.0% 2.4%
The Vertical Hour
(Music Box)
$339,127 $382,042 -$42,916 58.4% 63.5% -5.0%
Translations
(Biltmore)
$162,707 $182,632 -$19,925 74.3% 87.5% -13.2%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,349,148 $1,365,614 -$16,466 98.7% 99.5% -0.9%