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...

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”.

Next Fall opened this past week at the Helen Hayes on March 11. Looped opened on March 14 at the Lyceum.

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
Week Ending March 14, 2010

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
A Behanding in Spokane
(Schoenfeld)
$554,397 7,423 0 8 1,071 $74.69 86.6%
A Little Night Music
(Kerr)
$803,632 6,718 0 8 931 $119.62 90.2%
A View…Bridge
(Cort)
$895,598 8,721 0 8 1,079 $102.69 101.0%
All About Me
(Henry Miller)
$213,954 4,590 8 0 1,046 $46.61 54.9%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$1,124,274 11,212 0 8 1,421 $100.27 98.6%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$483,133 6,384 0 8 1,080 $75.68 73.9%
Come Fly Awary
(Marquis)
$554,264 9,311 7 0 1,587 $59.53 83.8%
Fela!
(O’Neill)
$484,604 6,894 0 8 1,030 $70.29 83.7%
God of Carnage
(Jacobs)
$362,830 6,646 0 8 1,078 $54.59 77.1%
Hair
(Hirschfeld)
$514,961 7,306 0 8 1,412 $70.48 64.7%
In the Heights
(Rodgers)
$655,285 8,890 0 8 1,344 $73.71 82.7%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,052,412 9,632 0 8 1,228 $109.26 98.0%
Lend Me a Tenor
(Music Box)
$190,491 3,014 4 0 999 $63.20 75.4%
Looped
(Lyceum)
$151,549 4,714 7 1 916 $32.15 64.3%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$718,613 10,389 0 8 1,498 $69.17 86.7%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$760,371 11,445 0 8 1,797 $66.44 79.6%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$552,114 8,734 0 8 1,470 $63.21 74.3%
Million Dollar Quartet
(Nederlander)
$156,387 2,622 3 0 1,215 $59.64 71.9%
Next Fall
(Helen Hayes)
$109,638 3,421 4 4 589 $32.05 72.6%
Next to Normal
(Booth)
$311,720 5,076 0 8 772 $61.41 82.2%
Present Laughter
(American Airlines)
$307,559 5,490 0 8 740 $56.02 92.7%
Race
(Barrymore)
$363,237 4,725 0 8 1,058 $76.88 55.8%
Red
(Golden)
$117,328 2,833 4 0 804 $41.41 88.1%
Rock of Ages
(Atkinson)
$544,087 6,785 0 8 997 $80.19 85.1%
South Pacific
(Beaumont)
$575,662 6,754 0 8 1,041 $85.23 81.1%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$1,192,213 10,492 7 0 1,519 $113.63 98.7%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,191,289 11,976 0 8 1,654 $99.47 90.5%
The Miracle Worker
(Circle)
$236,564 5,117 0 8 772 $46.23 82.9%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$781,329 10,613 0 8 1,615 $73.62 82.1%
Time Stands Still
(Friedman)
$337,039 4,986 0 8 650 $67.60 95.9%
West Side Story
(Palace)
$945,557 11,912 0 8 1,697 $79.38 87.7%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,505,286 14,472 0 8 1,809 $104.01 100.0%