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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/24

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/23/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $1,986,190
WICKED $1,751,974
ALADDIN $1,720,395
HAMILTON $1,456,753
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,443,333
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HAND TO GOD ($255,020), AMAZING GRACE ($308,474), ON THE TOWN ($395,379), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($409,679), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($511,816)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

FINDING NEVERLAND $23,122
AMAZING GRACE $9,676
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $9,618
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $1,205
HAMILTON $-2,561
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-178,877), WICKED ($-161,063), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($-99,482), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-87,355), THE KING AND I ($-82,617)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

THE BOOK OF MORMON $165.24
THE LION KING $146.30
HAMILTON $136.04
THE KING AND I $134.24
WICKED $125.93
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($50.55), AMAZING GRACE ($60.94), HAND TO GOD ($71.49), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($77.31), CHICAGO ($78.65)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 109.12%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 104.84%
THE LION KING 103.18%
WICKED 98.43%
FUN HOME 94.34%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (22.09%), AMAZING GRACE (28.1%), HAND TO GOD (40.93%), JERSEY BOYS (50.38%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (53.37%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.3%
FUN HOME 101.0%
MAMMA MIA! 100.3%
THE LION KING 100.1%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (52.2%), AMAZING GRACE (54.5%), HAND TO GOD (57.8%), JERSEY BOYS (65.4%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (75.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE LION KING 448
THE BOOK OF MORMON 46
FINDING NEVERLAND 14
HAMILTON 2
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-933), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-797), THE KING AND I (-518), LES MISÉRABLES (-444), BEAUTIFUL (-417)
That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

Posted on: Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 03:05 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/17

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/16/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,165,067
WICKED $1,913,037
ALADDIN $1,778,618
HAMILTON $1,459,314
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,448,473
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HAND TO GOD ($273,184), AMAZING GRACE ($298,798), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($400,061), ON THE TOWN ($435,180), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($517,799)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $204,151
AMAZING GRACE $26,511
MAMMA MIA! $15,995
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $3,687
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER $-6,449
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
ALADDIN ($-299,545), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY ($-268,702), THE LION KING ($-168,470), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($-156,722), MATILDA ($-107,451)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

THE BOOK OF MORMON $166.70
THE LION KING $164.92
HAMILTON $136.31
THE KING AND I $135.90
WICKED $128.87
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($53.55), AMAZING GRACE ($57.26), HAND TO GOD ($69.67), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($75.44), CHICAGO ($78.03)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 109.32%
WICKED 107.48%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 105.22%
ALADDIN 97.45%
FUN HOME 95.85%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (24.31%), AMAZING GRACE (27.22%), HAND TO GOD (43.85%), JERSEY BOYS (52.04%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (54.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.3%
FUN HOME 101.3%
MAMMA MIA! 100.4%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (54.2%), AMAZING GRACE (56.1%), HAND TO GOD (63.5%), JERSEY BOYS (66.4%), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (71.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 185
AMAZING GRACE 167
HAMILTON 68
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (-2746), ALADDIN (-1721), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1148), FINDING NEVERLAND (-592), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-575)
That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

Posted on: Monday, August 17, 2015 @ 03:59 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BWW Open Position: News & Feature Writer

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Applicants should have strong writing skills, an eye for what works in the online media world of 2015 and experience with all forms of social media. The ability to work independently and to demonstrate good editorial judgment in a fast-paced environment is essential. A successful candidate will be fast, flexible and deadline-driven and excited by the prospect of working on multiple stories a day. It's expected that you will learn our content management systems and processes quickly and have top notch editing skills along with the ability to thrive in an online, team based environment.

Along with these primary online writing and social media duties, this new position will be encouraged to pitch and will be assigned semi-regular feature stories to report and write for the web site and will have continuous interaction with the theatre community at large.

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Please send resume, any writing samples or links that you think will help and salary requirements to openjobs@broadwayworld.com

 

Posted on: Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 12:37 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/10

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

ALADDIN set a new house record for a 9-performance week for the week ending Aug 9, grossing $2,078,163.20.

 

Measured in both attendance and box office, ALADDIN has established itself as the biggest hit in several seasons, welcoming its one-millionth guest last month and setting this 8th house record in its first 18 months.

 

Its success continues internationally with a production in Tokyo selling out since opening earlier this year and sit-down productions in Hamburg and London opening over the next 12 months.


Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/9/2015.

 


Top 5 by This Week Gross

 

THE LION KING $2,333,537
ALADDIN $2,078,163
WICKED $1,980,056
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,605,195
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY $1,422,088
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($272,287), HAND TO GOD ($288,012), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($396,374), ON THE TOWN ($460,190), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($494,033)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

 

ALADDIN $223,756
THE BOOK OF MORMON $130,840
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY $117,428
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU $61,823
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $60,362
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-290,751), HAMILTON ($-235,653), CHICAGO ($-145,691), FINDING NEVERLAND ($-141,924), WICKED ($-138,345)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

 

THE LION KING $171.98
THE BOOK OF MORMON $163.18
THE KING AND I $134.78
ALADDIN $133.70
WICKED $131.38
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($53.00), AMAZING GRACE ($53.91), HAND TO GOD ($66.55), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($71.85), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($77.45)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

 

WICKED 111.25%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.65%
ALADDIN 101.06%
THE LION KING 98.14%
FUN HOME 97.58%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AMAZING GRACE (24.8%), ON THE TOWN (25.71%), HAND TO GOD (46.23%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (49.85%), JERSEY BOYS (53.48%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

 

FUN HOME 103.0%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
MAMMA MIA! 100.8%
HAMILTON 100.7%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

AMAZING GRACE (54.3%), ON THE TOWN (57.9%), JERSEY BOYS (67.5%), HAND TO GOD (70.1%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (72.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

 

ALADDIN 1726
THE BOOK OF MORMON 1086
ON THE TOWN 1019
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY 719
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 598
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1568), WICKED (-1104), FINDING NEVERLAND (-702), CHICAGO (-674), JERSEY BOYS (-424)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

Posted on: Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 03:06 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/3

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 8/2/2015.

 


Top 5 by This Week Gross

 

THE LION KING $2,624,288
WICKED $2,118,401
ALADDIN $1,854,407
HAMILTON $1,490,816
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,474,355
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HAND TO GOD ($285,603), AMAZING GRACE ($308,313), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($390,829), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($432,210), ON THE TOWN ($475,889)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

 

THE LION KING $215,787
HAMILTON $188,305
THE KING AND I $164,984
FISH IN THE DARK $124,873
WICKED $115,769
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
KINKY BOOTS ($-60,641), HAND TO GOD ($-54,039), LES MISÉRABLES ($-45,849), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-40,548), BEAUTIFUL ($-40,275)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

 

THE LION KING $173.37
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.48
HAMILTON $140.39
THE KING AND I $137.24
AN ACT OF GOD $136.34
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($62.09), AMAZING GRACE ($62.32), HAND TO GOD ($68.23), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.85), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($73.94)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

 

HAMILTON 111.67%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 107.1%
AN ACT OF GOD 106.65%
WICKED 105.8%
ALADDIN 101.45%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (26.58%), AMAZING GRACE (28.08%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (43.61%), HAND TO GOD (45.84%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (55.09%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
MAMMA MIA! 100.9%
FUN HOME 100.9%
HAMILTON 100.5%
MATILDA 100.2%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (51.1%), AMAZING GRACE (53.2%), HAND TO GOD (67.8%), JERSEY BOYS (71.8%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (75.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

 

THE LION KING 1567
HAMILTON 1329
THE KING AND I 1137
WICKED 974
FISH IN THE DARK 638
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-530), KINKY BOOTS (-461), HAND TO GOD (-341), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-330), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-301)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

Posted on: Monday, August 03, 2015 @ 03:07 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/27; Down 4%

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/26/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,408,501
WICKED $2,002,632
ALADDIN $1,831,846
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,505,083
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,429,500
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($297,904), HAND TO GOD ($339,642), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($404,467), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($405,108), ON THE TOWN ($476,502)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
KINKY BOOTS $41,850
CHICAGO $35,903
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $25,674
MAMMA MIA! $23,067
MATILDA $22,934
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($-275,979), THE LION KING ($-211,515), FISH IN THE DARK ($-185,258), THE KING AND I ($-183,813), WICKED ($-165,183)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LION KING $177.49
THE BOOK OF MORMON $172.05
HAMILTON $140.21
THE KING AND I $135.98
ALADDIN $132.57
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AMAZING GRACE ($56.82), ON THE TOWN ($58.15), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.97), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($72.65), HAND TO GOD ($75.03)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
WICKED 112.52%
HAMILTON 111.51%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.33%
FUN HOME 101.32%
THE LION KING 101.3%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (26.62%), AMAZING GRACE (27.14%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (40.81%), HAND TO GOD (54.51%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (57.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.1%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
MAMMA MIA! 100.8%
HAMILTON 100.5%
MATILDA 100.1%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (54.7%), AMAZING GRACE (56.4%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (72.4%), JERSEY BOYS (72.9%), HAND TO GOD (73.3%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY 327
KINKY BOOTS 273
CHICAGO 232
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 151
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 139
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
AMAZING GRACE (-1690), WICKED (-1614), THE LION KING (-1530), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1080), ON THE TOWN (-984)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

 

Posted on: Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 03:53 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/20; MAMMA MIA! Hits High

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

To note this week, MAMMA MIA! celebrated its Best Non Holiday Week gross of $909.862. last week (week ending July 19) since the show moved The Broadhurst Theatre in November 2013.

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/19/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,620,016
WICKED $2,167,815
ALADDIN $1,833,662
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,654,152
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,439,179
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($321,914), HAND TO GOD ($344,030), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($392,500), ON THE TOWN ($501,525), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($538,813)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING $311,125
WICKED $267,724
THE BOOK OF MORMON $203,287
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $150,051
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $147,149
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE KING AND I ($-94,181), ON THE TOWN ($-8,295), CHICAGO ($13,215), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($22,659), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY ($25,364)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LION KING $173.51
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.31
THE KING AND I $144.65
FUN HOME $133.61
ALADDIN $132.70
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AMAZING GRACE ($46.43), ON THE TOWN ($54.64), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.56), HAND TO GOD ($74.82), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($79.44)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE BOOK OF MORMON 106.81%
WICKED 105.36%
FUN HOME 102.87%
ALADDIN 100.31%
THE LION KING 99.79%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (28.02%), AMAZING GRACE (29.32%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (39.6%), HAND TO GOD (55.22%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (56.19%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.4%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 100.2%
MAMMA MIA! 100.2%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (61.2%), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (70.0%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (70.7%), HAND TO GOD (74.4%), AMAZING GRACE (74.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED 2086
THE LION KING 1544
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1435
LES MISERABLES 1303
AMAZING GRACE 1123
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (-1132), THE KING AND I (-405), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-16), FUN HOME (-9),

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

 

Posted on: Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 03:07 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Laura Benanti & The Skivvies vs. Cell Phones

The Skivvies and Tony winner Laura Benanti have joined the good fight against cell phone usage in the theatre with a new song, aptly titled 'Look Up.' Written by Benanti, the number "provides musical advice to audience members tempted to use mobile devices during a performance."

The trio's response to the ever-growing problem comes just a week after Benanti's one-time GYPSY co-star, Patti LuPone, snatched a phone from a texter in the audience during a performance of SHOWS FOR DAYS - which came just a few days after the HAND TO GOD rogue attempted to charge his cell phone on stage.

 

Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 01:49 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Cell Phone Hell Week Continues

First the kooky incident went viral of an audience member at HAND TO GOD attempting to charge their cell phone on the stage. Then of course, we got video - because everything gets filmed for YouTube these days, including filming things that aren't supposed to happen when you're also not supposed to be filming them. 

Today, we were the first to report on Patti LuPone's attempt to fix this problem of audience behavior by snatching a cell phone from a constantly-texting audience member. Because we love a good story, make sure to also check out our reader reactions, Patti sharing her thoughts with us, and for extra good measure - the response from HAND TO GOD

What's next? 

Posted on: Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 04:42 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Jordan Roth vs. Jeremy Gerard, Round 4

I think we're up to part four of the continuing fascinating discussion between Deadline.com's Jeremy Gerard, and Jujamcyn head Jordan Roth where no subject is off limits. Today, they cover the 'third rail' of theatre, ticket pricing and what exactly DOES dynamic pricing mean on both the high and low end of the market. (Spoiler alert, we're still mostly confused).   

Posted on: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 @ 12:35 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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