Broadway continued to be locked in the grip of the January cold spell with gross receipts dropped to $13,619,685, down from $14,269,366 the last reporting period. Overall, ticket sales remain a shade healthier, $722,606,380 this season compared to $705,851,727 in 2009.
Only three productions of the 22 currently on the Great White Way grossed a million or better: Wicked at the Gershwin, Billy Elliot at the Imperial and Jersey Boys at the August Wilson. With ticket sales of $731,939, up $194,862 from the previous reporting period, the play A View from the Bridge at the Cort Theatre was neck-and-neck with A Little Night Music at the Kerr at 98.8 percent attendance. Time Stands Still at the Friedman opened January 28 and continued to have a very good reception with audiences and critics this week, posting 98 percent attendance. Overall, 15 of the productions saw a drop in ticket sales over the previous week, but the remaining seven saw an increase.
The largest drop in ticket sales, $89,946, was seen by The Lion King with a 6.2 percent smaller audience than the last reporting period.
The Top Ticket of $350 remains with “A Little Night Music” and “Jersey Boys”. “Time Stands Still” offers the Best Buy, with Average Paid Admission at $43.96.
Fans of Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein will rejoice in previews of “All About Me”, written by Christopher Durang, to begin February 19 at the Henry Miller’s Theater. It was formerly scheduled for the John Golden Theatre. Opening Night will take place on March 19 and the last performance will take place July 18 with tickets becoming available February 6.
Please note: Beginning with the week ending May 31, 2009, “Gross” represents Gross Gross and “Attendance” represents Total Attendance. For every week prior to May 31, these numbers represent Net Gross and Paid Attendance respectively. The Broadway League took this into account when comparing this season’s figures to the previous season’s and made adjustments accordingly.
Broadway Gross Ticket Sales Week ending January 31, 2010
All data provided by The Broadway League
Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
|Weekly Gross||Total Atten.||Prev.||Perf.||Total Capacity||Avg. Ticket Price||Atten. %|
|A Little Night Music
|God of Carnage
|In the Heights
|Next to Normal
|Rock of Ages
|The Lion King
|The Phantom of the Opera
|Time Stands Still
|West Side Story