Broadway Ticket Sales Up 10% Compared to This Time Last Season Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending August 12, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy –...

Broadway Ticket Sales Up 10% Compared to This Time Last Season

Weekly Broadway Ticket Sales ReportBroadway Ticket Sales Report
Week ending August 12, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy – TicketNews.com

Broadway ticket sales this week were on the low end of the seesaw at $18,282,467, down slightly compared to the previous week’s report of $18,416,615, a decrease of $134,148.

Looking at the current gross ticket sales for the season of $211,463,246 however, this compares very favorably to last season’s sales at this point in time of $191,178,397, a little over a 10% increase. Downright healthy.

The strongest showing of ticket sales on Broadway this past week were:
Wicked $1,492,271 at 100% capacity
The Lion King $1,320,574 at 100$ capacity
Mary Poppins $1,217,197 at 100%
Jersey Boys $1,207,628 at 100%
The Color Purple $1,004,966 at 95% capacity.
Legally Blonde continues to occupy 6th place with $949,783 at just over 80% of seats sold. . .


Not living up to expectations when looking at potential income were:
Xanadu, $357,527
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, $261,987
Deuce, $168,945
The Year of Magical Thinking, $162,264
Old Acquaintance, $158,505
The Drowsy Chaperone, $551,686

Of the four plays on Broadway, only Frost/Nixon continues to live up to expectations when looking at gross receipts: $566,563 this past week with close to 92% attendance.

OPENINGS:
Grease prepares to open this coming Sunday, August 19. If it is anything like the first night of previews, it should be a lot of fun for both attendees and cast.

CLOSING:
Deuce is scheduled to close Sunday, August 19th.

UPCOMING:
Pygmalion, scheduled to open to previews Sept. 14th with Opening Night Oct. 18th.

 

Production
(Theatre)

Weekly Gross

Total Atten.

Prev.

Perf.

Total Capacity

Avg. Ticket Price

Atten. %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)

$597,156

8,305

0

8

1,069

$71.90

97.1%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$417,136

5,622

0

8

796

$74.20

88.3%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$580,147

7,981

0

8

1,080

$72.69

92.4%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$801,404

10,642

0

8

1,422

$75.31

93.5%

Deuce
(Music Box)

$168,945

3,380

0

8

1,009

$49.98

41.9%

Frost/Nixon
(Jacobs)

$566,563

7,837

0

8

1,070

$72.29

91.6%

Grease
(Atkinson)

$881,953

8,503

8

0

1,072

$103.72

99.1%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$901,232

11,529

0

8

1,428

$78.17

100.9%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,207,628

9,844

0

8

1,222

$122.68

100.7%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$949,783

10,911

0

8

1,691

$87.05

80.7%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$591,153

8,671

0

8

1,122

$68.18

96.6%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$944,430

12,003

0

8

1,498

$78.68

100.2%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$1,217,197

14,306

0

8

1,791

$85.08

99.8%

Old Acquaintance
(American Airlines)

$158,505

3,714

0

8

740

$42.68

62.7%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$633,919

9,499

0

8

1,181

$66.74

100.5%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$827,102

11,025

0

8

1,441

$75.02

95.6%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$826,146

8,764

0

8

1,090

$94.27

100.5%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$261,987

4,631

0

8

684

$56.57

84.6%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$1,004,966

13,047

0

8

1,718

$77.03

94.9%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$551,686

8,829

0

8

1,611

$62.49

68.5%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$1,320,574

13,234

0

8

1,654

$99.79

100.0%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$860,794

12,552

0

8

1,607

$68.58

97.6%

The Year…Thinking
(Booth)

$162,264

3,022

0

7

782

$53.69

55.2%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,492,271

14,472

0

8

1,809

$103.11

100.0%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$357,527

4,244

0

8

594

$84.24

89.3%