For the past few weeks ticket sales on Broadway have hovered around the $20 million mark, including this week’s total of $19,562,423. The total...

For the past few weeks ticket sales on Broadway have hovered around the $20 million mark, including this week’s total of $19,562,423. The total is down slightly from last week’s $20,117,163, and slightly lower than the same week last season at $19,688,132.

Looking at the season to date, reported ticket sales reached $228,131,175, a healthy number compared to last season’s at $220,951,513. The difference represents an increase of 3.2 percent for the year so far.

In the million-dollar circle were seven of the 24 productions currently on the Great White Way: “Wicked” at the Gershwin, “The Lion King” at the Minskoff, “The Addams Family” at the Lunt-Fontanne, “Mary Poppins” at the New Amsterdam, “Promises, Promises” at the Broadway, “Billy Elliot” at the Imperial and “Jersey Boys” at the August Wilson, all musicals.

Of the two plays on Broadway, “Lend Me a Tenor” at the Music Box leads with ticket sales of $407,886 followed by “Race” at the Barrymore with sales of $242,320.

Attendance this past week for “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “Mary Poppins,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Billy Elliot” reached 95 percent or better capacity at their respective theatres. The Top Ticket continues to be offered by “Jersey Boys” but there are now five others with tickets upwards of $300. The Best Buy ticket as suggested by the Average Paid Admission is offered by the musical, “Next to Normal,” playing at the Booth for $62.21.

Those productions achieving highest marks for achieving Gross Gross Potential were “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “The Addams Family” and “Jersey Boys” respectively, from a high return of 111 percent to 87 percent.

The biggest gain dollar-wise this past week compared to the last reporting period was seen by “A Little Night Music” at the Kerr, an increase of $112,609 from $430,467 to $543,076. “Fela!” at the O’Neill saw the largest drop from $514,515 to $482,518 currently for a total loss of $31,997.

The scene will likely remain stable for the next few weeks with no closings or openings as the fall productions prepare to be launched.

All data provided by The Broadway League

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending August 8, 2010

Weekly GrossTotal Atten.Prev.Perf.Total CapacityAvg. Ticket PriceAtten. %
A Little Night Music
American Idiot
(St. James)
Billy Elliot
Come Fly Away
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 to Normal
Promises, Promises
Rock of Ages
South Pacific
The Addams Family
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera
West Side Story