Broadway Ticket Sales Report Week ending September 9, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy TicketNews.com There are still just twenty-one productions, all musicals, on Broadway although...

Broadway Ticket Sales Report
Week ending September 9, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy
TicketNews.com

There are still just twenty-one productions, all musicals, on Broadway although a crop of new productions is waiting in the wings to open this month:
Mauritius, Biltmore Theatre, previews begin Sept. 13
The Ritz, Studio 54, previews begin Sept. 14
Pygmalion, American Airlines Theatre, Sept. 21

This past week saw a dip in attendance for every production from 201,235 for the previous reporting period to 158,183, but this reflects a seasonal trend, and football season saw its first week, too. Of course, the lower attendance was reflected in the gross ticket sales from $16,323,214 for the previous reporting period to $12,482,904 this past week.

Hardest hit was Spamalot, one of the longest-running musicals with 1,037 performances to date (as of Sept. 9), with a 35.9% drop in attendance and a difference of $296,569 from the previous week . . .

Overall, ticket sales for the season are $274,329,601 compared to $250,518,055 the same time last year, an increase of 9.5%.

Only two productions are in the million-dollar plus category this past week:
Wicked $1,383,807 at 98% capacity
• and Jersey Boys $1,219,366 at 100%.
The three highest-ranking productions trailing them were:
The Lion King $943,947 at 80% capacity
Grease $788,021 at 89%
Mamma Mia! at close to 84%.

Broadway Gross Reports, September 2, 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)

$382,717

6,974

0

8

1,069

$54.88

81.5%

Avenue Q
(Golden)

$233,515

3,569

0

8

796

$65.43

56.0%

Chicago
(Ambassador)

$337,550

4,908

0

8

1,080

$68.78

56.8%

Curtains
(Hirschfeld)

$635,135

8,301

0

8

1,422

$76.51

73.0%

Grease
(Atkinson)

$788,021

7,647

0

8

1,072

$103.05

89.2%

Hairspray
(Neil Simon)

$563,037

7,988

0

8

1,428

$70.49

69.9%

Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)

$1,219,366

9,844

0

8

1,222

$123.87

100.7%

Legally Blonde
(Palace)

$576,675

7,961

0

8

1,691

$72.44

58.8%

Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)

$314,827

4,957

0

8

1,122

$63.51

55.2%

Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)

$765,506

10,050

0

8

1,498

$76.17

83.9%

Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)

$750,678

9,820

0

8

1,791

$76.44

68.5%

Rent
(Nederlander)

$380,983

5,947

0

8

1,181

$64.06

62.9%

Spamalot
(Shubert)

$495,470

6,799

0

8

1,441

$72.87

59.0%

Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)

$657,079

7,771

0

8

1,090

$84.56

89.1%

The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)

$175,327

3,323

0

8

684

$52.76

60.7%

The Color Purple
(Broadway)

$684,612

9,283

0

8

1,718

$73.75

67.5%

The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)

$430,666

7,237

0

8

1,611

$59.51

56.2%

The Lion King
(Minskoff)

$943,947

10,637

0

8

1,654

$88.74

80.4%

The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)

$517,439

7,797

0

8

1,607

$66.36

60.6%

Wicked
(Gershwin)

$1,383,807

14,177

0

8

1,809

$97.61

98.0%

Xanadu
(Hayes)

$246,547

3,193

0

8

596

$77.21

67.0%