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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/20

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, 4/19/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $1,843,463
WICKED $1,655,749
ALADDIN $1,534,574
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,467,290
FISH IN THE DARK $1,180,983
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($144,334), LIVING ON LOVE ($170,833), THE VISIT ($212,750), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($311,933), HAND TO GOD ($319,194)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $322,907
WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO $265,972
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $83,765
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $53,171
HAND TO GOD $36,293
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-526,112), THE LION KING ($-449,598), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-322,795), MATILDA ($-294,598), ALADDIN ($-233,780)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.34
THE AUDIENCE $154.10
BEAUTIFUL $140.74
THE LION KING $139.79
FISH IN THE DARK $135.75
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($25.33), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($31.68), THE VISIT ($41.71), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($55.80), DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ($57.38)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 113.47%
THE AUDIENCE 110.28%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 105.49%
THE LION KING 100.05%
ALADDIN 97.43%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (17.85%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.49%), THE VISIT (27.9%), ON THE TOWN (30.89%), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (35.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.2%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.4%
THE AUDIENCE 101.1%
THE KING AND I 100.0%
ALADDIN 99.4%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (50.2%), ON THE TOWN (55.0%), GIGI (64.9%), JERSEY BOYS (66.6%), CHICAGO (66.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 987
LIVING ON LOVE 941
AIRLINE HIGHWAY 731
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 679
FUN HOME 574
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-2503), JERSEY BOYS (-1686), LES MISERABLES (-1663), KINKY BOOTS (-1580), GIGI (-1452)

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

 

Posted on: Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 03:10 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/13

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, 4/12/2015.

In today's hot news, Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, directed by Stephen Daldry, has recouped its $3,400,000 production costs in just eight weeks.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,293,061
WICKED $2,181,861
ALADDIN $1,768,354
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,517,969
MATILDA $1,248,351
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($143,150), LIVING ON LOVE ($198,392), THE VISIT ($224,289), HAND TO GOD ($282,901), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($368,596)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL $221,945
ON THE TOWN $188,736
IT'S ONLY A PLAY $180,540
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO $167,566
KINKY BOOTS $144,407
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-340,470), ALADDIN ($-256,313), WICKED ($-176,511), MATILDA ($-168,286), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-158,507)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $173.56
THE LION KING $170.67
THE AUDIENCE $151.56
WICKED $148.65
FISH IN THE DARK $134.17
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($34.18), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($37.42), THE VISIT ($43.19), HAND TO GOD ($52.09), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($52.43)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 112.41%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.13%
THE AUDIENCE 108.18%
ALADDIN 101.72%
THE LION KING 101.54%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (20.73%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.29%), THE VISIT (29.41%), HAND TO GOD (40.62%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.1%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
FINDING NEVERLAND 102.3%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.6%
THE AUDIENCE 100.8%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (61.6%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (66.8%), LIVING ON LOVE (67.6%), ON THE TOWN (71.7%), THE VISIT (72.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 2210
LIVING ON LOVE 1827
KINKY BOOTS 1449
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 1440
IT'S ONLY A PLAY 1337
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1859), ALADDIN (-1722), WICKED (-1179), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-947), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (-743)

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

 

Posted on: Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 03:20 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern / Junior Sales Associate

BroadwayWorld.com Seeks Digital Marketing Intern / Junior Sales Associate
 
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Posted on: Monday, April 06, 2015 @ 01:51 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Updated Message Board

Just in time for Spring, we unveiled a slew of updates to the site's popular message boards this week...and then happily made a slew of fixes and tweaks based on instant feedback from our visitors (with whom we wouldn't be here!). Here's a few quick highlights...

1) All of our message boards now have a new and fully responsive design, so they will both load faster, and display a mobile phone optimized version if you're 'on the go'. 

2) Posting and replying now features a (long) overdue update of a WYSIWYG editor which makes it easy to format text, add multiple links, photos and now videos. 

3) An also long overdue 'quote' feature lets you quote a message in your reply with one easy click. 

4) We overhauled the site's Private Message system at the same time, giving it the same fancy new editor, and it's now fully mobile friendly at last. 

Much more on the way --- and happy chatting

 

Posted on: Saturday, April 04, 2015 @ 02:52 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

At This Performance...

At This Performance...We've got a wonderful new weekly series on the site, by Tyler Peterson, which kicked off earlier this month, entitled AT THIS PERFORMANCE.

This new feature highlights the work of some of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys!

Waiting in the wings, these show-savers detail their favorite moments on stage, backstage, and in rehearsal in this new series, offering an inside look at one of the most stressful jobs on the Great White Way.

So far, we've spoken to KINKY BOOTS Timothy Ware, BEAUTIFUL's Rebecca LaChance, LES MISERABLES' Aaron Walpole and WICKED's Lilli Cooper. Catch up with all 4, here

Posted on: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 03:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

One Night SMASH Concert a Harder Ticket Than HAMILTON?

One Night SMASH Concert a Harder Ticket Than HAMILTON?SMASH may have gone off the air back in May of 2013, but it certainly hasn't gone off our minds -- especially with the astonishing success ($230,000+ as of this entry) of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an Actors Fund concert that's defied all expectations. 

Seriously - it might be easier to get a ticket to HAMILTON down at the Public than to get into this one night event. 

We've been doing some great interviews with the players involved in putting the evening together who share some details on how it all happened, as well as reacting to the community interest which continues to astound. 

Check out Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa here, Producer Tim Pinckney here, and writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman here -- with more to come! 

Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 11:07 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th - FREE!

In celebration of the March 24th in-home debut of "INTO THE WOODS," an all-star line-up of Broadway performers  are uniting to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim, on the occasion of his 85th birthday on March 22 at 42 West, 514 W. 42 St. (between 10th/11th Ave.), New York, NY at 8 PM. The evening cabaret will celebrate the journey of 'WOODS' and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances will include music from INTO THE WOODS, as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film talent, Broadway talent and other notable performers. 

BroadwayWorld wants to give you a chance to celebrate Sondheim at this special event. CLICK HERE to enter today for a ticket to the concert! The concert is free, but attendees must be confirmed in order to attend. There will be a list at the door and if the name is not on the list, they will not be permitted to enter. 

Expected to attend are: Billy Magnussen, MacKenzie Mauzy, Lilla CrawfordRufus WainwrightMichael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational VoicesNorm LewisLance Horne, Michael J. Moritz Jr.Christopher SieberConstantine Maroulis, Kristen Olness, Tituss Burgess, Welz Kauffman,Michael-Leon WooleyKaren ZiembaChip ZienMolly Popeand Kristin Olness. Additional appearances will be announced soon.

 

Posted on: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 03:12 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Review Roundup: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

While Spring is still 'almost' here, the Spring theatre season is getting into full swing. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opened on Broadway last night and as always, we've rounded up all the reviews. Check them out here

While you're at it, don't miss our video highlights from the show here

Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 11:40 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Welcome Student Bloggers!

I'm very excited that we're further expanding BWW's world-leading Student Centers for Colleges, High Schools and even Elementary Schools with the introduction of our first wave of student bloggers. 

Click here to check out great first entries from Logan Baker (Disney Collecge Program), Jonah Jackson (Lipscomb University) and Danielle Ashley Dias (Liberty University) with many more on the way. Welcome! 

The BWW Student Center is a comprehensive, free database service listing college and university performing arts programs across the country making it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. In addition, the Student Center is also comprised of a show calendar which lists elementary, high-school and college productions. Throughout the year, we also profile schools and their arts programs in a weekly spotlight series.

With the upcoming launch of the 2014-2015 Student Center, we want to engage even more students and faculty in a variety of ways, including Backstage Blogs, Interviews with students, faculty, cast and creative teams, Features & Profiles, Reviews and much more. Want to get involved? Contact Christina at christina@broadwayworld.com for more info!

STUDENT CENTER - COLLEGE EDITION Articles

 

Posted on: Thursday, January 08, 2015 @ 10:25 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

2014 BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards Voting

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, as voting has been opening all week for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards. One of my favorite parts of the site, this is our (and your) opportunity to recognize fantastic talent around the country, and world. Nominations were open for the month of October, and now after proofing by our regional editors, we're opening voting one-by-one. We broke all site records last year, and it inspired us to expand the awards in even more places this year. 

Seen any great local, regional or touring theatre? Get voting below! 

Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 09:06 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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