Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending August 26, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com What a difference a week makes! There are now just twenty-one...

Broadway Ticket Sales Report

Week ending August 26, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

What a difference a week makes! There are now just twenty-one productions on Broadway, with the last remaining play, The Year of Magical Thinking, closing this past weekend with an admirable increase in attendance of 11.8% over the previous reporting period. Of the twenty-one musicals, the top grossing five remain:

Wicked $1,472,393 at 100% capacity
The Lion King $1,303,298 at 100%
Jersey Boys $1,181,381 at 100%
Mary Poppins $1,065,650 at 90%
The Color Purple $966,825 at 88%

The gross overall continues to be well up over the same time period in the previous season: $16,195,008 compared to $15,411,366. Attendance is up almost 10% over the previous season too. The lowest reported was The Drowsy Chaperone at 57% capacity, still a far cry from previously reported lows of the year in the mid-40% range. . .

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, a three-week celebration, begins Sept. 17th. According to the website, it is “the Sundance of musical theatre.” Tickets for the general public go on sale Sept. 1st. Check it out.

OPENINGS:
Edmond Rostand’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac starts previews Oct. 12 with an opening Nov. 1 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. It will be a limited 10-week engagement.

CLOSINGS:
The Year of Magical Thinking, Aug. 25th.

Broadway Gross Reports, August 26, 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)

$525,860

7,394

0

8

1,069

$71.12

86.5%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$376,236

5,230

0

8

796

$71.94

82.1%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$516,963

7,493

0

8

1,080

$68.99

86.7%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$748,530

10,179

0

8

1,422

$73.54

89.5%

Grease
(Atkinson)

$818,991

8,634

0

8

1,072

$94.86

100.7%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$838,339

11,395

0

8

1,428

$73.57

99.7%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,181,381

9,856

0

8

1,222

$119.86

100.8%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$889,060

10,950

0

8

1,691

$81.19

80.9%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$476,593

7,912

0

8

1,122

$60.24

88.1%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$892,772

11,598

0

8

1,498

$76.98

96.8%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$1,065,650

13,024

0

8

1,791

$81.82

90.9%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$576,856

8,854

0

8

1,181

$65.15

93.7%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$776,856

10,603

0

8

1,441

$73.27

92.0%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$788,259

8,834

0

8

1,090

$89.23

101.3%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$218,792

3,877

0

8

684

$56.43

70.9%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$966,826

12,143

0

8

1,718

$79.62

88.4%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$444,149

7,426

0

8

1,611

$59.81

57.6%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$1,303,298

13,159

0

8

1,654

$99.04

99.4%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$759,911

11,356

0

8

1,607

$66.92

88.3%

The Year…Thinking
(Booth)

$215,766

3,824

0

7

782

$56.42

69.9%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,472,393

14,472

0

8

1,809

$101.74

100.0%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$341,527

4,096

0

8

594

$83.38

86.2%