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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

Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/6

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, 7/5/2015.

 


Top 5 by This Week Gross

 

THE LION KING $2,143,344
WICKED $1,864,235
ALADDIN $1,598,424
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,382,123
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,348,052
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($201,081), HAND TO GOD ($317,404), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($344,925), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($346,459), ON THE TOWN ($473,731)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

 

THE KING AND I $66,981
THE LION KING $22,674
FISH IN THE DARK $6,193
AMAZING GRACE $689
FUN HOME $-8,112
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL ($-193,146), WICKED ($-182,908), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($-176,771), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($-169,013), ON THE TOWN ($-163,279)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON $157.94
THE LION KING $157.56
THE KING AND I $148.17
WICKED $126.54
FUN HOME $121.51
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AMAZING GRACE ($38.92), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($52.82), ON THE TOWN ($53.11), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($61.85), HAND TO GOD ($72.85)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

 

ALADDIN 105.13%
WICKED 104.74%
THE KING AND I 101.86%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 100.4%
THE LION KING 98.74%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AMAZING GRACE (18.32%), ON THE TOWN (26.46%), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (31.08%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (34.8%), HAND TO GOD (48.26%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

 

FUN HOME 103.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
THE KING AND I 100.0%
ALADDIN 100.0%
MATILDA 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (59.3%), ON THE TOWN (59.5%), AMAZING GRACE (63.5%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (68.9%), HAND TO GOD (70.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

 

AMAZING GRACE 1685
WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO 1059
FISH IN THE DARK 248
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 169
AN ACT OF GOD 31
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-1563), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-758), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-677), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-646), BEAUTIFUL (-627)

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

Posted on: Monday, July 06, 2015 @ 04:27 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/29

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, 6/28/2015.

Something Rotten! had its best week ever on Broadway last week, grossing $1,230,618.60 for the week ending June 28.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,120,670
WICKED $2,047,143
ALADDIN $1,644,688
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,524,996
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,433,433
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HAND TO GOD ($400,070), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($415,180), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($515,472), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($538,365), ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ($594,786)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE AUDIENCE $219,205
KINKY BOOTS $102,287
WICKED $99,469
FINDING NEVERLAND $90,000
LES MISERABLES $87,912
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
CHICAGO ($-120,850), THE LION KING ($-34,049), HAND TO GOD ($-15,084), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-7,194), FISH IN THE DARK ($-952)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $174.25
THE AUDIENCE $163.67
THE LION KING $155.90
THE KING AND I $140.14
WICKED $134.90
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($60.77), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.30), LES MISERABLES ($79.28), CHICAGO ($79.43), HAND TO GOD ($82.00)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE AUDIENCE 118.49%
WICKED 115.02%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.63%
THE LION KING 99.83%
ALADDIN 99.27%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (35.59%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.89%), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (46.24%), HAND TO GOD (60.12%), LES MISERABLES (61.26%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
THE AUDIENCE 101.8%
MATILDA 100.3%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (49.7%), ON THE TOWN (69.9%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (75.1%), JERSEY BOYS (76.6%), HAND TO GOD (79.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN 1365
KINKY BOOTS 1121
THE AUDIENCE 1098
LES MISERABLES 876
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 729
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
CHICAGO (-1009), WICKED (-156), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-103), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-47), ALADDIN (-5)

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

 

Posted on: Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Must Read: Jordan Roth & Jeremy Gerard + Ken Fallin Returns

Must Read: Jordan Roth & Jeremy Gerard + Ken Fallin ReturnsI love a good smarty-pants interview of great questions and equally great answers that delve into the 'business of show business' and as I catch up on reading today, I've got a link for you. Jeremy Gerard talks to Jordan Roth about the Tony Awards, for-profit vs. not-for-profit theatre, the challenges that even Hal Prince faces these days and  more in a wide-ranging piece, here

Bonus - A big BroadwayWorld.com welcome back to Ken Fallin, who was the site's FIRST artist way back when and if anyone is a heir to the Hirschfeld throne, it's him. He rejoined the site this week, with a great first new piece featuring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie... Check that out, here

 

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 12:22 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BOMBSHELL to the Stage!

It's only Monday and already I think we have our top story of the week, with the unsurprising news that after a wildly sold out Actors Fund benefit of BOMBSHELL the show is now officially headed towards the stage. (And here I thought everyone would be over-tired like me from Broadway Bares last night). 

No word yet on a director, or book writer but one can imagine that both are lining up. We've got all the news right here and it's well-timed as we've got a VERY exciting (and exclusive) two part piece coming later this week with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Stay tuned!

Posted on: Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 04:11 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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