Another up-and-coming week as Broadway box offices continue to thrive. The figures are all good; ticket sales for the week ending March 30 were $21,156,392 (not including figures from Young Frankenstein), almost a cool $2 million more than the same week last season and up from last week’s great box office. Variety estimates “Young Frankenstein” generated about $1.37 million at the box office last week.
And the winners for the week were the usual suspects: Wicked at $1,544,646; The Lion King at $1,250,226; The Little Mermaid at $1,178,998; Jersey Boys at $1,160,319; and Mary Poppins at $1,052,316. Of the seven plays currently on Broadway, the largest grossing is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at $772,458.
Curtains, closing in June, enjoyed the biggest increase in box office, up $102,730 over the previous week. The Seafarer had the largest increase in attendance, 11 percent, as it approaches its closing on the 13th of this month. Chicago lost the largest number of attendees, about eight percent.
It’s that time of the year: the 58th Outer Critics Circle Awards nominees in 23 categories will be announced April 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Algonquin Hotel. The Tony Awards ceremony is set for Sunday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
It’s opening night for South Pacific on April 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The next in view is MacBeth at the Lyceum on April 8 and A Catered Affair at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17.
Cry Baby is in previews at the Marquis Theatre. The 39 Steps closed at the American Airlines Theatre but will be in previews at the Cort beginning April 29.
The Seafarer closed on March 30 and The Homecoming is coming into the home stretch, closing April 13 at the Cort Theatre.
Broadway Gross Ticket Sales Week ending March 30, 2008
All data provided by The Broadway League
|Weekly Gross||Total Atten.||Prev.||Perf.||Total Capacity||Avg. Ticket Price||Atten. %|
|A Catered Affair
|A Chorus Line
|August: Osage County
|In the Heights
(Cadillac Winter Garden)
|The 39 Steps
|The Lion King
|The Little Mermaid
|The Phantom of the Opera