‘American Utopia’ Sets Broadway Box Office Record ‘American Utopia’ Sets Broadway Box Office Record
David Byrne’s American Utopia may be heading into its final week on Broadway, but the show set a box office record at the Hudson... ‘American Utopia’ Sets Broadway Box Office Record

David Byrne’s American Utopia may be heading into its final week on Broadway, but the show set a box office record at the Hudson Theatre last week.

Currently, American Utopia is running at the theater through February 16 and has only been on Broadway for a limited time. However, during the week ending February 9, the play grossed $1,416,344 for just seven performances, beating the previous high-water mark set by eight performances of Sunday in the Park With George back in April 2017. The record-setting numbers helped the box office reach 154 percent of its potential, Deadline notes, meaning that the premium-priced seats helped the show go above and beyond its standard-price potential.

Utopia‘s performance helped the overall Broadway box office bump its sales last week, jumping from $26,036,075 the previous week to $26,971,364. Average ticket prices for the show rang in at around $211, reaching up to $649 for top premium seats. During that week, Broadway’s average ticket price for all 26 shows was $113. Other shows like Girl From The North Country, which played its first three Broadway previews at the Belasco Theatre, helped boost sales.

The concert-theater show follows Byrne’s sold-out world tour in support of his 2018 studio album of the same name. He is joined onstage by 11 diverse musicians from across the globe with choreography by Annie-B Parson.

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