Broadway ticket sales, which have been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride as of late, improved for the week ending April 13 compared to the previous reporting period. Last week’s low was $17,944,821 compared to this week’s tally of $18,543,795, not counting the revenue of Young Frankenstein. The Mel Brooks musical is still not reporting box office receipts but they are estimated by Variety to be about $1 million for the week.
The play, The Country Girl, shone in its first week of previews, grossing $381,414. The perennial favorite South Pacific also had a great week with box office sales almost $130,000 above the previous week. Gypsy danced with an increase of about $50,000. Curtains drew to a close at the end of the week with a loss of eight percent in attendance, the largest drop of any production.
There’s a slew of hot, new stars on Broadway, like Marisa Perry who made her debut this week at the Neil Simon Theatre as the latest “Tracy Turnblad” in Hairspray. Then there’s gorgeous Mario Lopez who made his debut last night as well. He joined the cast of A Chorus Line playing at the Schoenfeld Theatre. You’d recognize him if you’re a fan of “Dancing With The Stars” where he was a recent finalist. And how about Kyle Dean Massey? He joins the others, making his debut this week as a member of the cast of Xanadu at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
MacBeth opened at the Lyceum April 8.
A Catered Affair at the Walter Kerr opens April 17.
Cry-Baby at the Marquis opens April 24.
The Country Girl at the Jacobs opens April 27.
Thurgood at the Booth opens April 30.
Les Liasons Dangereuses at the American Airlines Theatre opens May 1.
The Homecoming closed April 13.
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Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
|Weekly Gross||Total Atten.||Prev.||Perf.||Total Capacity||Avg. Ticket Price||Atten. %|
|A Catered Affair|
|A Chorus Line|
|August: Osage County|
|Cat on a Hot Tin Roof|
|In the Heights|
|Les Liaisons Dangereuses|
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
|Sunday in the Park with George|
|The Country Girl|
|The Lion King|
|The Little Mermaid|
|The Phantom of the Opera|
All data provided by The Broadway League