Week ending April 15th, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy

Eighteen productions posted audiences at 90% or over capacity–and seven of those at 100%. The gross receipts nearly matched last week’s ticket sales, at $22,462,313 with a total attendance of 299,749.

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In the money again was “Wicked” with $1,487,336 followed by “The Lion King” with $1,197,233, “Mary Poppins” with $1,189,025, “The Color Purple” with $1,183,723, and “Jersey Boys” with $1,164,098, all at about 100% capacity.

Six other big ticket moneymakers were “Mamma Mia” with $962,522, “Spamalot” with $906,522, “Beauty and the Beast” with $886,825, “The Drowsy Chaperone” with $876,508, “Curtains” with $843,064, and “The Phantom of the Opera” with $836,022….

The high ticket sales price was $351.50 for “Jersey Boys” and the low was $86.25 for the lowest price seat at “Prelude to a Kiss.”

There were a total of nine plays and twenty-seven musicals on Broadway.

There were a few openings this past week: “Lovemusik” is in previews at the Biltmore, “Deuce” is in previews at the Music Box, and “110 In The Shade” is in previews at Studio 54.

On the shy end was “Company,” $250,250 at just under 47% capacity, “Talk Radio,” $249,050 at 46.5%, and “Journey’s End,” $171,376 at 44% capacity.

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The numbers for “The Coast of Utopia” were combined: “Part 1 – Voyage,” two performances; “Part 2 – Shipwreck,” three performances; and “Part 3 – Salvage,” two performances in the past week.

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