Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:06pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 5/20/2012 in BroadwayWorld.com's grosses section.

Also, you will find information on each show's historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.

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Up for the week by attendance was: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (27.8%), PORGY AND BESS (23.4%), ANYTHING GOES (14.1%), WAR HORSE (13.0%), CHICAGO (12.5%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (12.2%), MAMMA MIA! (12.2%), MEMPHIS (11.2%), WICKED (11.0%), JERSEY BOYS (8.1%), ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (6.9%), GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN (6.3%), PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT (6.2%), VENUS IN FUR (5.6%), SISTER ACT (5.4%), END OF THE RAINBOW (3.8%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (3.6%), MARY POPPINS (3.4%), ROCK OF AGES (3.4%), ONCE (3.3%), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (3.3%), EVITA (3.0%), GHOST (2.5%), GODSPELL (2.5%), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2.4%), OTHER DESERT CITIES (1.9%), THE COLUMNIST (0.4%), THE LION KING (0.3%), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (0.2%), NEWSIES (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (-5.8%), DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER (-5.1%), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (-3.7%), THE LYONS (-1.1%), CLYBOURNE PARK (-0.8%),

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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:13pm
Nice to see that bump in attendance for HOW TO SUCCEED's final week; same for PORGY & BESS.
SexyPants88
Understudy
joined:12/29/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:14pm
impressive bump for Porgy!
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:27pm
Crazy - was least week some sort of holiday?
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:39pm
it was simply a beautiful week to be in the city. this weekend the city should be somewhat quite due to the Memorial Day weekend. "Once" keeps upping its numbers, over $800K and 98.5% capacity.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:42pm
Oh, wait - all the tour presenters were in town, weren't they? (Not that that would have an impact on sales...)
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:53pm
@Newintown
Tour presenters/tony voter usually cause ticket sales to go down because of their compt tickets
So the jump in sales is usually uncalled for, nominations usually cause a modest bump for "hit" shows like Once andNewsies, but can save shows like Peter and the Starcatcher, as it did for Next to Normal, whose sales doubled after nominations
Think about it this way if a show is selling about 80-95% of their tickets prior to nominations their is not much room for improvement because the percentage they didnt sell before nominations now has to go to Tony voters, but for a struggleing show selling 50-60% of its tickets before nominations it only has to give up less than 15% to voters and still has room to sell the rest the rest, unlike hit shows
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:55pm
^Tour presenters get comped seats. If anything, they'd bring sales down.



ETA: Bdn - yup!! You beat me to it.
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Updated On: 5/21/12 at 03:55 PM
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 03:57pm
Summer is just beginning and tourists are starting to come to NYC.
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 04:05pm
Omit
Updated On: 5/21/12 at 04:05 PM
showchoirguy
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 04:43pm
The Lyons doesn't look too well! Good start for Harvey!
cordialcherry
Chorus Member
joined:11/13/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 04:44pm
I'm happy for Peter and the Starcatcher. The grosses were making me nervous for a few weeks there, hopefully the Tonys will help it even more.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 05:45pm

Congratulations to "Chicago" for an awesome increase! from RC in Austin, Texas

RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 06:36pm
I wonder what the Lyons would need to keep running? I mean the numbers seem low, but the show is only 5 people, maybe a few big salaries, but the running costs can't be too much. It's not really a "desirable" theater space, so.. I wonder if it can keep going the way it is.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 07:44pm
It's also noteworthy that last week was the week of graduations at many of NYC's colleges. A lot of families in town.
kyl3fong2
Broadway Star
joined:3/10/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 11:00pm
GHOST attendance increased by total gross decreased? Interesting...

Also with those Jesus Christ Superstar numbers, I wish CATCH ME didn't close. It was doing much better than JCS is now at the Neil Simon.
Bwaydide92
Featured Actor
joined:5/16/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/21/12 at 11:10pm
They probably sold more tickets at tkts than last week. I noticed the same thing.
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/20/12
Posted: 5/22/12 at 04:33pm
If it fails to garner any TONY awards, could JCS be on its way out the door.....?