Broadway box office stayed on an even keel this past week, posting $22,321,137, up from $21,957,194 the previous reporting period ending June 20. That...

Broadway box office stayed on an even keel this past week, posting $22,321,137, up from $21,957,194 the previous reporting period ending June 20. That puts ticket sales for the season to date at $109,298,094 compared to $103,809,430 at the same time last year, a 5.3 percent increase.

Leading the pack of 29 productions was Wicked at the Gershwin, The Lion King at the Minskoff, The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne, Promises, Promises at the Broadway, Billy Elliot at the Imperial, Fences at the Cort, Jersey Boys at the August Wilson and Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam. “Fences” once again is the only play in that elite group and is one five plays currently on Broadway.

Four productions posted 100 percent or better of their Gross Gross Potential with “Fences” once again in the lead at 127.99 percent for $1,138,982.

The luster of “Hair”, celebrating more than 500 performances at the Hirschfeld Theatre, shone in its last week as it saw a 15 percent boost in audience share from 70 percent to 85 percent and the highest dollar increase from one week to the next of any production, $210,572.

Overall attendance was up this week, increasing to 84 percent. Ten productions saw audiences of 95 percent or better. The only production to see its audience drop below 50 percent of capacity was Race at the Barrymore. “Race” and “Fela!” playing at the O’Neill were the only two productions to lose at the box office, dropping $48,492 and $40,497 respectively from the previous week’s numbers.

“Jersey Boys” offers the Top Ticket at $350 while the play “Race” at the Barrymore offers the Best Buy as suggested by the Average Paid Admission category.

Closing on June 27 was “Hair,” “Red” and “Sondheim on Sondheim”. If you missed “A Little Night Music” it will re-open on July 13 with a new cast.

The Roundabout Theatre Company will present a revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” in February 2011. The venue will be announced later.

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales Week ending June 27, 2010

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending June 27, 2010

Weekly GrossTotal Atten.Prev.Perf.Total CapacityAvg. Ticket PriceAtten. %
American Idiot
(St. James)
Billy Elliot
Come Fly Away
Everyday Rapture
(American Airlines)
In the Heights
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
La Cage aux Folles
Lend Me a Tenor
(Music Box)
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
Million Dollar Quartet
Next Fall
(Helen Hayes)
Next to Normal
Promises, Promises
Rock of Ages
Sondheim on Sondheim
(Studio 54)
South Pacific
The Addams Family
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera
West Side Story