Broadway Gross Ticket Sales Week Ending November 25, 2007 By Carol-Ann Rudy There must have been a great deal of joy in the hearts...

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales Week Ending November 25, 2007

By Carol-Ann Rudy

There must have been a great deal of joy in the hearts of every child attending “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this past week, as the show returned to the Broadway stage despite the ongoing stagehands strike. It grossed $1,004,228 in ticket sales, with almost 69% attendance, to finish in second place for the week.

In the meantime, the stagehands’ Local One of the IATSE strike against the League of American Theatres and Producers stretched into another week. While the two sides remain apart, published reports indicate they might be close to a resolution. The top grossing production of those eight still open was Mary Poppins with $1,356,262 in box office sales and 101% attendance. The “Grinch” followed, then Xanadu with $460,130 and 90% attendance. Again, Young Frankenstein had the highest ticket price at $450, but with no sales or attendance figures reported. Cymbeline, one of only three plays in performance with the lowest ticket price at $47.33, reported box office ticket sales of only $205,306, but with 59% attendance. It is scheduled for its Opening Night on Dec. 2.

The total ticket sales this past week were $4,297,988 comparing badly with ticket sales for the same week last season of $23,349,792. Ticket sales for the whole season to date are $417,524,720 compared to $438,727,987 same period last year.

Keep in mind that if you are frantically looking for a production for children, the Radio City Music Hall is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year through Dec. 30 and is not affected by the strike. They have prepared marvelous effects and the Rockettes will perform spectacularly as always.

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
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 Bronx Tale
(Walter Kerr)
$0 0 0 0 947 n/a n/a
A Chorus Line
(Schoenfeld)
$0 0 0 0 1,069 n/a n/a
August: Osage County
(Imperial)
$0 0 0 0 1,439 n/a n/a
Avenue Q
(Golden)
$0 0 0 0 796 n/a n/a
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$0 0 0 0 1,080 n/a n/a
Curtains
(Hirschfeld)
$0 0 0 0 1,422 n/a n/a
Cymbeline
(Beaumont)
$205,306 4,338 7 0 1,047 $47.33 59.2%
Cyrano de Bergerac
(Rogers)
$0 0 0 0 1,347 n/a n/a
Dr. Seuss’…Christmas
(St. James)
$1,004,228 12,913 0 11 1,706 $77.77 68.8%
Grease
(Atkinson)
$0 0 0 0 1,072 n/a n/a
Hairspray
(Neil Simon)
$0 0 0 0 1,428 n/a n/a
Is He Dead?
(Lyceum)
$0 0 0 0 922 n/a n/a
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$0 0 0 0 1,222 n/a n/a
Legally Blonde
(Palace)
$0 0 0 0 1,691 n/a n/a
Les Miserables
(Broadhurst)
$0 0 0 0 1,122 n/a n/a
Mamma Mia!
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
$0 0 0 0 1,498 n/a n/a
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$1,356,262 14,511 0 8 1,791 $93.46 101.3%
Mauritius
(Biltmore)
$198,730 3,531 0 8 650 $56.28 67.9%
Pygmalion
(American Airlines)
$330,699 5,665 0 8 740 $58.38 95.7%
Rent
(Nederlander)
$0 0 0 0 1,181 n/a n/a
Rock ‘n’ Roll
(Jacobs)
$0 0 0 0 1,074 n/a n/a
Spamalot
(Shubert)
$0 0 0 0 1,441 n/a n/a
Spring Awakening
(O’Neill)
$0 0 0 0 1,090 n/a n/a
The 25th…Bee
(Circle in Square)
$441,715 5,315 0 8 684 $83.11 97.1%
The Color Purple
(Broadway)
$0 0 0 0 1,718 n/a n/a
The Drowsy Chaperone
(Marquis)
$0 0 0 0 1,611 n/a n/a
The Farnsworth Invention
(Music Box)
$0 0 0 0 1,005 n/a n/a
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$0 0 0 0 1,654 n/a n/a
The Little Mermaid
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$0 0 0 0 1,503 n/a n/a
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$0 0 0 0 1,607 n/a n/a
The Ritz
(Studio 54)
$300,918 6,295 0 8 1,006 $47.80 78.2%
The Seafarer
(Booth)
$0 0 0 0 780 n/a n/a
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$0 0 0 0 1,809 n/a n/a
Xanadu
(Hayes)
$460,130 4,299 0 8 596 $107.03 90.2%