Broadway tickets sales heated up this past week, increasing to $18,747,373 compared to $15,227,613 the previous reporting period. The figures for the season to date have hit $800,481,329 compared to $796,430,515 at the same point last year. The number of productions increasing from 28 to 32 this past week is responsible for much of the increase. This week’s million-dollar productions were Wicked at the Gershwin, The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne, The Lion King at the Minskoff, Billy Elliot at the Imperial and Jersey Boys at the August Wilson.
Also responsible for the uptick in sales is the increase in attendance, climbing to 83 percent this past week compared to 76 percent the last reporting period. South Pacific at the Beaumont saw the greatest increase, from 60 percent capacity the previous week to 81 percent this week. Dollar-wise, only “The Lion King” did better with a $148,636 improvement over the previous week compared to the improvement of $145,384 from “South Pacific”.
In previews are the following productions and their Opening Night:
• All About Me at the Henry Miller’s, March 18.
• Come Fly Away at the Marquis, March 25.
• Red at the Golden, April 1.
• Lend Me a Tenor at the Music Box, April 4.
• “The Addams Family” at the Lunt-Fontanne, April 8.
• Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander, April 11.
“Spiderman – Turn Off The Dark” has had many delays on its journey to the Broadway stage, and has now experienced yet another delay in the loss of actress Evan Rachel Wood who was to play the character Mary Jane Watson, the superhero’s girlfriend, due to scheduling difficulties. The production will feature music by Bono and the Edge and will open on an undetermined date sometime this year.
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 March 14, 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 Behanding in Spokane
|A Little Night Music
|All About Me
|Come Fly Awary
|God of Carnage
|In the Heights
|Lend Me a Tenor
|Million Dollar Quartet
|Next to Normal
|Rock of Ages
|The Addams Family
|The Lion King
|The Miracle Worker
|The Phantom of the Opera
|Time Stands Still
|West Side Story