After a couple weeks of minor to moderate ticket sale slides, things are starting to look up on Broadway. Ticket sales rose nearly 11...

After a couple weeks of minor to moderate ticket sale slides, things are starting to look up on Broadway. Ticket sales rose nearly 11 percent ($2.6 million) through the week ending November 13 for a $23.8 million cumulative.

Sales and attendance alike increased for nearly all 32 productions on the boards. Seven shows grossed over $1 million, and the Great White Way’s latest arrivals saw healthy gains, whether still in previews or newly opened.

“Lysistrata Jones” grossed $35,916 for its one-preview week, while the Harry Connick Jr.-starrer “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” fit in two previews for a $298,553 total. In full preview mode, “Bonnie and Clyde” had the biggest week at $415,841, while ““Private Lives” ($363,805) and “Seminar” ($369,949) came in neck-and-neck.

For a second consecutive week, song-and-dance revue “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” exceeded its potential and staked its claim as a runaway hit. The Hollywood star grossed nearly $1.25 million (from a potential $1.23 million) in his praise-filled opening week, with a playhouse brimming over capacity.

“Venus in Furs” also received a post-opening boost, likely thanks to unanimous acclaim for star Nina Arianda. Ticket sales increased 12 percent to $298,759, and attendance hit a 98-percent-capacity high in the week ending November 13.

Longer-running productions also received a much-needed boost through the week. “Mary Poppins” ($794,452) was up nearly 28 percent, while “The Addams Family” ($729,363) rose almost 24 percent, “Chicago” ($550,003) jumped 20 percent, and “How to Succeed in Business…” ($1,002,316) bumped its ticket sales by 14 percent to reach million-dollar territory for the first time in two months.

All data provided by The Broadway League.

Broadway Gross Ticket Sales
Week Ending November 13, 2011

Production
(Theatre)
Weekly Gross Total Atten. Prev. Perf. Total Capacity Avg. Ticket Price Atten. %
Anything Goes
(Sondheim)
$748,355 7,390 0 8 1,026 $101.27 90.0%
Billy Elliot
(Imperial)
$816,398 9,728 0 8 1,421 $83.92 85.6%
Bonnie and Clyde
(Schoenfeld)
$415,841 7,317 8 0 1,043 $56.83 87.7%
Chicago
(Ambassador)
$550,003 6,543 0 8 1,080 $84.06 75.7%
Chinglish
(Longacre)
$376,837 5,634 0 8 1,077 $66.89 65.4%
Follies
(Marquis)
$797,116 7,802 0 8 1,612 $102.17 60.5%
Godspell
(Circle in Square)
$359,121 5,858 0 8 735 $61.30 99.6%
How to Succeed…
(Hirschfeld)
$1,002,316 9,978 0 8 1,424 $100.45 87.6%
Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway
(Broadhurst)
$1,247,401 9,496 3 5 1,176 $131.36 100.9%
Jersey Boys
(August Wilson)
$1,019,387 9,020 0 8 1,228 $113.01 91.8%
Lysistrata Jones
(Kerr)
$35,916 921 1 0 945 $39.00 97.5%
Mamma Mia!
(Winter Garden)
$745,600 8,855 0 8 1,498 $84.20 73.9%
Man and Boy
(American Airlines)
$316,952 4,914 0 8 728 $64.50 84.4%
Mary Poppins
(New Amsterdam)
$794,452 10,244 0 8 1,797 $77.55 71.3%
Memphis
(Shubert)
$716,825 9,741 0 8 1,470 $73.59 82.8%
On a Clear Day…
(St. James)
$298,553 2,546 2 0 1,367 $117.26 93.1%
Other Desert Cities
(Booth)
$533,817 6,143 0 8 761 $86.90 100.9%
Priscilla…Desert
(Palace)
$803,475 10,124 0 8 1,689 $79.36 74.9%
Private Lives
(Music Box)
$363,805 7,033 8 0 989 $51.73 88.9%
Relatively Speaking
(Atkinson)
$689,420 6,972 0 8 1,076 $98.88 81.0%
Rock of Ages
(Hayes)
$420,283 4,311 0 8 583 $97.49 92.4%
Seminar
(Golden)
$369,949 5,961 8 0 804 $62.06 92.7%
Sister Act
(Broadway)
$745,619 10,284 0 8 1,493 $72.50 86.1%
Spider-Man…Dark
(Foxwoods)
$1,502,779 13,736 0 8 1,930 $109.40 89.0%
The Addams Family
(Lunt-Fontanne)
$729,363 9,309 0 8 1,519 $78.35 76.6%
The Book of Mormon
(O’Neill)
$1,355,672 8,752 0 8 1,066 $154.90 102.6%
The Lion King
(Minskoff)
$1,567,670 13,423 0 8 1,677 $116.79 100.1%
The Mountaintop
(Jacobs)
$741,392 7,502 0 8 1,065 $98.83 88.1%
The Phantom of the Opera
(Majestic)
$806,818 10,599 0 8 1,615 $76.12 82.0%
Venus in Fur
(Friedman)
$298,759 5,092 0 8 650 $58.67 97.9%
War Horse
(Beaumont)
$985,543 8,527 0 8 1,069 $115.58 99.7%
Wicked
(Gershwin)
$1,646,583 13,996 0 8 1,809 $117.65 96.7%