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Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Another Record-Breaking Year as Attendance & Grosses Reach All-Time High

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Another Record-Breaking Year as Attendance & Grosses Reach All-Time High

The 2015-16 Broadway season ended on May 22, marking yet another record-breaking year. Attendance was up by 1.6% and grosses were up by 0.6% from the 2014-15 season, bringing in a total of 13.32 million theatergoers and $1.37 billion. For the first year in recorded Broadway history, average ticket prices went down (by $1.07). In ...

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Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along, Waitress & More Celebrate Best Musical Tony Nods with Box Office Boosts

Broadway Grosses: Shuffle Along, Waitress & More Celebrate Best Musical Tony Nods with Box Office Boosts

As the Tony Awards approach, several shows are observing box office boosts as they boast their nominations. Shuffle Along, which received ten nominations including Best Musical, grossed $957,143—its highest intake of its run thus far—and exceeded capacity. Fellow Best Musical contenders Waitress and Bright Star also celebrated their biggest numbers to date (though the latter will still need more ...

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Broadway Grosses: Jennifer Hudson's Shug Avery Leaving Town, And The Color Purple Audiences Made Sure Not to Miss Her

Broadway Grosses: Jennifer Hudson's Shug Avery Leaving Town, And The Color Purple Audiences Made Sure Not to Miss Her

Jennifer Hudson pushed da button in The Color Purple for the final time on May 8, and the numbers for her last week are too beautiful for words (but we’ll try anyways). The musical revival played to its highest capacity all year, and at just shy of $1 million, took in its highest gross since the New Year's holiday week ...

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Broadway Grosses: Crowds Flock to New Musicals as Tony Award Nominations Loom

Broadway Grosses: Crowds Flock to New Musicals as Tony Award Nominations Loom

With Tony nominations just around the corner, audiences are catching this season’s new musicals before some celebrate a post-announcement high tide. School of Rock surpassed the million-dollar mark this past week, taking in $1,003,657. In its first full week after opening, Waitress reached full capacity at 100.08% and grossed $907,936. Shuffle Along opened officially on April ...

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Broadway Grosses: High Flying, Adored? Cirque du Soleil's Paramour Climbs to the Top with Just Six Performances

Broadway Grosses: High Flying, Adored? Cirque du Soleil's Paramour Climbs to the Top with Just Six Performances

Paramour continued its preview performances at the Lyric Theatre, and the Cirque du Soleil presentation soared to the top of the boards. After taking in $1,018,942 in just six performances, the show was just shy of making the top five. Those slots were claimed by the usual suspects: The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of ...

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Broadway Grosses: No Puzzlement as The King & I Spikes for Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe's Farewell

Broadway Grosses: No Puzzlement as The King & I Spikes for Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe's Farewell

The King and I bid farewell to Tony winner Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe on April 17, and the two left with the revival whistling a happy tune. The show grossed $1,013,157 this past week, marking the first time since the winter holidays that the production reached seven figures. Meanwhile, five usual suspects topped the board: The Lion ...

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Broadway Grosses: Jonathan Groff Dethroned, But When Push Comes to Shove, Hamilton Still Climbs the Boards

Broadway Grosses: Jonathan Groff Dethroned, But When Push Comes to Shove, Hamilton Still Climbs the Boards

Oceans rise, empires fall, and Hamilton still towers above them all. Jonathan Groff abdicated his throne as King George on April 9, and as he left the blockbuster musical (to go film for Netlix), the show took the first runner up slot by both gross and capacity. Most productions took a numbers dip this past week now that school is ...

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Broadway Grosses: Maggots Rock the Great White Way as Matilda & School of Rock Surpass $1 Million

Broadway Grosses: Maggots Rock the Great White Way as Matilda & School of Rock Surpass $1 Million

Sometimes it pays to be a little bit naughty. With a new batch of revolting children on spring break, Matilda grossed seven figures for the second consecutive week, taking in $1,112,189. Another show highlighting a bevy of rebellious maggots, School of Rock, celebrated a gangbusters week by grossing $1,336,781. Meanwhile, a handful of new musicals played ...

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Broadway Grosses: Waitress Bakes Up Piping Hot Numbers for First Preview Performances

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Bakes Up Piping Hot Numbers for First Preview Performances

The new musical Waitress began Broadway performances on March 25, and its numbers are already good enough to eat. The tuner, written by Sara Bareilles and starring Jessie Mueller, played to a capacity of 101.15% in its first three previews, grossing an impressive 111.38% of its potential. Audiences on the first night, who were extra eager to get ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Crucible Plays a 'Goody' Week of Previews; Spring Break Delivers Box Office Bump

Broadway Grosses: The Crucible Plays a 'Goody' Week of Previews; Spring Break Delivers Box Office Bump

Arthur Miller's The Crucible played its third full week of preview performances to nearly full houses, reaching a capacity of 99.60% for the week ending March 20. The Ivo van Hove-helmed production, featuring Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo, grossed $659,753; expect this number to rise after opening and pending good notices. Also in previews currently is  ...

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