Broadway Continues to Play it Hot Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending August 5, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com Is the rent increasing on...

Broadway Continues to Play it Hot

Broadway Ticket Sales Report
Week ending August 5, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

Is the rent increasing on Broadway? Yes, according to the production of Rent; there was a hefty and enviable 33% increase in ticket sales this past week. That put the gross at $632,966 with 100% attendance compared to $379,071 and 67.5% attendance in the previous reporting period.

Broadway’s ticket sales logged in at $18,416,615 this past week, down slightly over the previous week’s report of $19,838,011, a decrease of $1,421,396.

Productions in order of highest ticket sales were: Wicked $1,480,919 at 100% capacity; The Lion King $1,324,689 at 100%; Mary Poppins $1,222,675 at 100%; Jersey Boys $1,211,816 at 100%; and The Color Purple $1,044,382 at almost 96% capacity. Legally Blonde continues to fare well, holding onto its No. six place on this list of highest grossing productions on Broadway with $1,003,305 at 87% capacity.


Of the four plays currently on Broadway, Frost/Nixon is making a comfortable showing filling 87% of seats with $521,048 in ticket sales. By comparison, Deuce is not living up to its potential, filling only 43.5% of seats at the Music Box Theatre for a total of $180,315 though somewhat improved over last week’s performance.

If you haven’t caught it yet, Xanadu deserves attention for more than its movie history and music; you may be delighted at the comedic performances of Jackie Hoffman and Mary testa in comic roles created and written by Douglas Carter Beane. They play jealous muses against the Greek muse, Kira, played by Kerry Butler. The original Sonny in the Broadway version, James Carpinello, was injured June 12 and has been replaced by Cheyenne Jackson thought that information does not appear on the official website. Click here for a complete listing of the cast, synopsis, and more.

OPENING THIS FALL:
The Ritz at the Biltmore Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 13.
Pygmalion at the American Airlines Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 14.

CLOSING:
Deuce will close Aug. 19.

Broadway Gross Reports, August 5, 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. %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)

$580,396

8,122

0

8

1,069

$71.46

95.0%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$415,921

5,549

0

8

796

$74.95

87.1%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$598,008

8,187

0

8

1,080

$73.04

94.8%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$826,358

10,816

0

8

1,422

$76.40

95.1%

Deuce
(Music Box)

$180,315

3,512

0

8

1,009

$51.34

43.5%

Frost/Nixon
(Jacobs)

$521,048

7,465

0

8

1,070

$69.80

87.2%

Grease
(Atkinson)

$887,564

8,517

8

0

1,072

$104.21

99.3%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$894,488

11,555

0

8

1,428

$77.41

101.1%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,211,816

9,850

0

8

1,222

$123.03

100.8%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$1,003,305

11,777

0

8

1,691

$85.19

87.1%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$576,094

8,507

0

8

1,122

$67.72

94.8%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$947,504

12,082

0

8

1,498

$78.42

100.8%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$1,222,675

14,437

0

8

1,791

$84.69

100.8%

Old Acquaintance
(American Airlines)

$159,121

3,789

0

8

740

$42.00

64.0%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$632,966

9,520

0

8

1,181

$66.49

100.8%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$854,452

11,178

0

8

1,441

$76.44

97.0%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$804,060

8,677

0

8

1,090

$92.67

99.5%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$281,847

4,828

0

8

684

$58.38

88.2%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$1,044,382

13,159

0

8

1,718

$79.37

95.7%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$579,122

9,259

0

8

1,611

$62.55

71.8%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$1,324,689

13,235

0

8

1,654

$100.09

100.0%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$853,923

12,618

0

8

1,607

$67.67

98.1%

The Year…Thinking
(Booth)

$169,891

3,052

0

7

782

$55.67

55.8%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,489,919

14,472

0

8

1,809

$102.95

100.0%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$356,753

4,320

0

8

594

$82.58

90.9%