Broadway’s box office hit an expected drop last week, down nearly 30% ($37,394,931) from last week’s holiday boost of $52 million. Attendance for the 32 shows fell by about 12% (275,834) but maintained his 92% of overall capacity.
The reason for the decline, of course, is the number of New Year’s weeks in the previous week, which includes annual bonus performances and premium ticket prices (average paid admission for the week ending January 8 was , was $135.57, compared to $165.92 for the previous holiday week) ).
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Also of note, Broadway’s gross revenue this season has crossed the $1 billion threshold. In his 33 weeks of the 2022-23 season, the Broadway box office grossed $1,003,018,654. Last season, Broadway, reeling from the Covid shutdown, made just $845,354,915 over the entire 52-week season.
4 shows in the final week, beetle juice With a record-breaking total sell-out of $2,146,200 for eight performances at the Marquis, it surpassed those who departed heartily. (The musical last week set a new record for nine performances and cost him $2,462,667.) S.tar Alex Brightman is back in the musical for three performances over the weekend after suffering a concussion in a backstage accident on Dec. 24.
Other shows that ended on January 8th are most famous ($886,112, 92% of seats filled); 1776 ($361,426, 90%); and Into the Woods ($1,496,876, 85%).
Also setting another 8 house record is funny girl, which won $2,062,739 at the August Wilson Theater. The revival, starring Lea Michele, set Wilson’s record for $2,005,696 in the week ending December 28, 2022, surpassing his 2018 record. mean girls.
Among the long-running programs, The Lion King At 99.8% of Minskoff’s capacity, sales were $1,998,294, down from a record holiday high of $4,315,264. phantom of the opera was Majestic’s SRO for another week with an impressive total of $2,185,286.
music manis approaching its January 15th deadline and topped the list last week with sales of $3,146,164.
So far, Broadway has grossed $1,030,188,654 at the box office with a total attendance of 7,719,509, about 87% of capacity.
All figures courtesy of the Broadway League. For a full box office listing, visit the league’s website.
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