Broadway’s Grease — It’s The One That You Want! Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending July 22, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com GREASE begins...

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Broadway’s Grease — It’s The One That You Want!

Broadway Ticket Sales Report

Week ending July 22, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

GREASE begins previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and opens on August 19th. After all the media hoopla, beginning with the first-time-ever nation-wide casting call via television, two new leads were selected: Max Crumm will play the part of Danny Zuko and Laura Osnes will play Sandy Dumbrowski.

The five highest grossing productions on Broadway this past week were: Wicked $1,472,649 at 100% capacity; The Lion King $1,283,279 at 100%; Mary Poppins $1,226,944 at 100%; Jersey Boys $1,197,014 at 100%; and Beauty and the Beast $1,139,499 at 100% capacity.

Also coming close to filling every seat was Hairspray $865,744 at 100% capacity, Mamma Mia! $935,608 at 100%; Spring Awakening $783,104 at 98%; and The Phantom of the Opera $825,482 at just over 96%. . .


Xanadu saw a whopping 12.5% increase in attendance this past week, boosting its bottom line from $230,521 in the previous reporting period to $295,463 this week.

Still struggling in spite of a sterling cast was Deuce at $178,253, down $15,308 from the previous week. It posted the lowest attendance at 42%, although this number reflects only a 1% drop. Deuce, a “strictly limited engagement,” will close on August 19th.

Broadway’s ticket sales reached a total of $18,697,151 this past week, a healthy increase over the previous week’s report of $18,420,632, up 9% compared to the same time last season with an overall 10% increase in attendance.

FALL LINEUP:
Rumors are in the air that a Broadway-headed production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is in the planning stages.

CLOSING:
Tony Award winning Grey Gardens playing at the Walter Kerr will close on July 29.

Broadway Gross Reports, July 22, 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. %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110 in the Shade

(Studio 54)

$323,984

6,364

0

8

996

$50.91

79.9%

A Chorus Line

(Schoenfeld)

$585,571

8,069

0

8

1,069

$72.57

94.4%

Avenue Q

(Golden)

$386,063

5,801

0

8

796

$66.55

91.1%

Beauty and Beast

(Lunt-Fontanne)

$1,139,499

12,082

0

8

1,509

$94.31

100.1%

Chicago

(Ambassador)

$572,445

8,028

0

8

1,080

$71.31

92.9%

Curtains

(Hirschfeld)

$837,138

10,805

0

8

1,422

$77.48

95.0%

Deuce

(Music Box)

$178,253

3,411

0

8

1,009

$52.26

42.3%

Frost/Nixon

(Jacobs)

$498,439

6,898

0

8

1,070

$72.26

80.6%

Grey Gardens

(Kerr)

$536,414

6,976

0

8

922

$76.89

94.6%

Hairspray

(Neil Simon)

$865,744

11,445

0

8

1,428

$75.64

100.2%

Jersey Boys

(August Wilson)

$1,197,014

9,853

0

8

1,222

$121.49

100.8%

Legally Blonde

(Palace)

$946,840

11,381

0

8

1,691

$83.19

84.1%

Les Miserables

(Broadhurst)

$573,960

8,475

0

8

1,122

$67.72

94.4%

Mamma Mia!

(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$935,608

12,001

0

8

1,498

$77.96

100.1%

Mary Poppins

(New Amsterdam)

$1,226,944

14,282

0

8

1,791

$85.91

99.7%

Old Acquaintance

(American Airlines)

$155,086

3,628

0

8

740

$42.75

61.3%

Rent

(Nederlander)

$344,749

6,144

0

8

1,181

$56.11

65.0%

Spamalot

(Shubert)

$816,150

10,699

0

8

1,441

$76.28

92.8%

Spring Awakening

(O’Neill)

$783,104

8,536

0

8

1,090

$91.74

97.9%

The 25th…Bee

(Circle in Square)

$246,647

4,376

0

8

684

$56.36

80.0%

The Color Purple

(Broadway)

$926,764

11,640

0

8

1,718

$79.62

84.7%

The Drowsy Chaperone

(Marquis)

$562,669

8,813

0

8

1,611

$63.85

68.4%

The Lion King

(Minskoff)

$1,283,279

13,234

0

8

1,654

$96.97

100.0%

The Phantom of the Opera

(Majestic)

$825,482

12,359

0

8

1,607

$66.79

96.1%

The Year…Thinking

(Booth)

$181,193

3,450

0

7

782

$52.52

63.0%

Wicked

(Gershwin)

$1,472,649

14,472

0

8

1,809

$101.76

100.0%

Xanadu

(Hayes)

$295,463

4,152

0

8

594

$71.16

87.4%