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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/26

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/25/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,419,442
THE LION KING $1,789,056
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,294,532
WICKED $1,285,548
ALADDIN $1,272,615


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
BLACK TO THE FUTURE ($149,594), THE CHERRY ORCHARD ($355,242), HOLIDAY INN ($359,828), CHICAGO ($486,016), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($513,316)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $260,404
THE CHERRY ORCHARD $119,085
WAITRESS $11,493
THE BOOK OF MORMON $9,388
BLACK TO THE FUTURE $-4,587


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-214,546), PARAMOUR ($-198,794), MATILDA ($-172,129), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($-166,430), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-151,006)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $199.95
THE BOOK OF MORMON $148.25
THE LION KING $133.95
WAITRESS $118.24
BEAUTIFUL $115.70


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOLIDAY INN ($68.83), MATILDA ($70.83), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($72.80), THE CHERRY ORCHARD ($73.03), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.86)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 110.68%
THE LION KING 96.7%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 96.18%
BLACK TO THE FUTURE 88.55%
ALADDIN 87.24%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (33.45%), HOLIDAY INN (38.02%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (40.45%), PARAMOUR (44.34%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (46.4%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.8%
BEAUTIFUL 99.0%
THE LION KING 98.4%
ALADDIN 95.6%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (49.6%), ON YOUR FEET! (62.1%), PARAMOUR (64.2%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (65.4%), KINKY BOOTS (65.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE CHERRY ORCHARD 1470
HAMILTON 1345
THE LION KING 201
THE BOOK OF MORMON 30


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-3602), PARAMOUR (-2995), MATILDA (-2478), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-2390), KINKY BOOTS (-2006)

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

Posted on: Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 03:11 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/19

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/18/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,159,038
THE LION KING $1,849,066
WICKED $1,500,094
ALADDIN $1,375,121
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,285,144


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOLIDAY INN ($401,139), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($619,408), CHICAGO ($630,824), THE HUMANS ($670,967), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($679,746)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

ON YOUR FEET! $162,120
JERSEY BOYS $154,069
KINKY BOOTS $149,066
THE LION KING $136,037
HOLIDAY INN $124,895


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HAMILTON ($8,809), CHICAGO ($32,032), CATS ($52,174), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($54,851), BEAUTIFUL ($59,886)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $200.75
THE BOOK OF MORMON $147.68
THE LION KING $140.56
BEAUTIFUL $116.64
WAITRESS $115.31


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOLIDAY INN ($69.01), MATILDA ($70.51), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($78.39), PARAMOUR ($78.45), CHICAGO ($80.56)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 111.11%
THE LION KING 98.59%
BEAUTIFUL 95.53%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 95.48%
ALADDIN 91.01%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOLIDAY INN (41.19%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (44.29%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (48.48%), PARAMOUR (55.35%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (56.31%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.0%
HAMILTON 101.8%
BEAUTIFUL 100.5%
WICKED 99.6%
THE COLOR PURPLE 97.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (63.5%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (69.4%), HOLIDAY INN (72.7%), ON YOUR FEET! (76.0%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (80.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1802
HOLIDAY INN 1687
MATILDA 1680
ON YOUR FEET! 1680
PARAMOUR 1617


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week


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

Posted on: Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 03:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/12

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/11/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,150,229
THE LION KING $1,713,029
WICKED $1,393,168
ALADDIN $1,254,386
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,230,293


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HOLIDAY INN ($276,244), FUN HOME ($521,567), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($524,945), THE HUMANS ($574,625), JERSEY BOYS ($593,985)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

BEAUTIFUL $152,197
HOLIDAY INN $110,852
FUN HOME $72,729
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $63,488
HAMILTON $58,438


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-305,131), ALADDIN ($-194,987), THE LION KING ($-154,660), MATILDA ($-135,186), WAITRESS ($-133,383)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $199.97
THE BOOK OF MORMON $141.54
THE LION KING $133.05
WAITRESS $116.80
BEAUTIFUL $110.21


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HOLIDAY INN ($66.95), MATILDA ($71.44), CHICAGO ($77.86), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($79.24), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($79.59)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 110.66%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 91.41%
THE LION KING 91.34%
BEAUTIFUL 89.58%
ALADDIN 85.02%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
HOLIDAY INN (32.42%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (39.52%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (41.08%), ON YOUR FEET! (49.15%), PARAMOUR (49.45%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
BEAUTIFUL 99.7%
WICKED 99.2%
THE LION KING 94.9%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (55.7%), HOLIDAY INN (58.9%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (61.5%), ON YOUR FEET! (63.0%), JERSEY BOYS (68.8%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

WICKED 2694
HOLIDAY INN 1241
PARAMOUR 904
CHICAGO 733
ON YOUR FEET! 718


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
SCHOOL OF ROCK (-2003), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-1514), WAITRESS (-1074), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (-995), ALADDIN (-893)

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

Posted on: Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 03:05 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/6

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 9/4/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,091,791
THE LION KING $1,867,689
ALADDIN $1,449,373
WICKED $1,408,374
LES MISÉRABLES $1,326,559


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($424,289), FUN HOME ($448,838), JERSEY BOYS ($538,955), THE HUMANS ($548,838), CHICAGO ($574,912)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

PARAMOUR $337,332
LES MISÉRABLES $246,560
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $145,870
SCHOOL OF ROCK $116,053
CATS $96,756


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-65,588), WICKED ($-50,488), ALADDIN ($-24,945), BEAUTIFUL ($0), MATILDA ($10,617)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $194.55
THE BOOK OF MORMON $147.45
THE LION KING $140.19
LES MISÉRABLES $118.34
WAITRESS $117.83


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($77.59), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($78.18), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($78.57), FUN HOME ($81.18), MATILDA ($82.14)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

LES MISÉRABLES 113.14%
HAMILTON 107.65%
THE LION KING 99.58%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 95.7%
ALADDIN 90.71%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (43.43%), ON YOUR FEET! (46.11%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (46.19%), JERSEY BOYS (46.82%), AN ACT OF GOD (51.54%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.7%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.4%
ALADDIN 98.5%
THE LION KING 98.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (57.5%), JERSEY BOYS (62.4%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (63.0%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (67.4%), KINKY BOOTS (68.5%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

PARAMOUR 3699
SCHOOL OF ROCK 893
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 802
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 744
THE COLOR PURPLE 730


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE HUMANS (-328), THE LION KING (-131), WAITRESS (-60), ON YOUR FEET! (-48), HAMILTON (-1)

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

Posted on: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 @ 03:12 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/29

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/28/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,054,058
THE LION KING $1,933,277
ALADDIN $1,474,318
WICKED $1,458,862
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,239,369


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($346,584), FUN HOME ($408,655), JERSEY BOYS ($484,471), THE HUMANS ($517,072), CHICAGO ($519,960)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $61,505
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $58,219
AN ACT OF GOD $46,358
BEAUTIFUL $41,683
LES MISÉRABLES $40,244


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
PARAMOUR ($-383,339), CATS ($-187,673), WICKED ($-116,743), THE LION KING ($-114,732), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-94,865)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $191.02
THE LION KING $143.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $142.95
WICKED $121.98
WAITRESS $113.66


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($73.31), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($74.95), THE HUMANS ($75.48), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.66), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($76.13)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

THE LION KING 105.91%
HAMILTON 105.71%
LES MISÉRABLES 92.12%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 92.08%
ALADDIN 89.68%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (39.33%), JERSEY BOYS (42.09%), AN ACT OF GOD (42.1%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (43.23%), ON YOUR FEET! (44.22%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.7%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.3%
THE LION KING 99.2%
ALADDIN 96.5%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
JERSEY BOYS (57.8%), ON YOUR FEET! (57.9%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (58.7%), KINKY BOOTS (63.5%), AN ACT OF GOD (68.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SOMETHING ROTTEN! 946
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 633
THE HUMANS 603
THE COLOR PURPLE 574
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 567


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PARAMOUR (-4857), CATS (-1361), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-755), WICKED (-667), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-612)

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

Posted on: Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 03:07 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/22

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/21/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,065,377
THE LION KING $2,048,009
WICKED $1,575,605
ALADDIN $1,561,265
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,258,954


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($300,226), FUN HOME ($374,432), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($470,403), JERSEY BOYS ($478,475), THE HUMANS ($502,873)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

FINDING NEVERLAND $91,708
HAMILTON $20,282
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $6,345
LES MISÉRABLES $4,358
FUN HOME $-4,810


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-204,059), THE LION KING ($-185,885), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-109,515), THE COLOR PURPLE ($-108,762), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-106,520)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $192.07
THE LION KING $152.23
THE BOOK OF MORMON $145.19
WICKED $124.78
WAITRESS $116.81


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($73.27), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($73.70), FUN HOME ($74.83), FINDING NEVERLAND ($75.90), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($76.11)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 106.29%
THE LION KING 103.47%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 93.54%
ALADDIN 88.87%
LES MISÉRABLES 88.68%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
SOMETHING ROTTEN! (41.2%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (41.3%), JERSEY BOYS (41.57%), AN ACT OF GOD (41.68%), ON YOUR FEET! (41.88%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.7%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.6%
THE LION KING 99.2%
ALADDIN 97.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (53.9%), JERSEY BOYS (56.0%), KINKY BOOTS (59.6%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (61.3%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (61.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FINDING NEVERLAND 719
ALADDIN 144
FUN HOME 38
PARAMOUR 16
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 13


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1177), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-1046), THE COLOR PURPLE (-1035), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-988), THE HUMANS (-987)

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

Posted on: Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 03:28 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Festivals, Fees & Facts

Focusing primarily on the New York International Fringe Festival (but mentioning others as well), aka FringeNYC Howard Sherman has a fascinating new in-depth blog up about the support and fees that festivals charge to their participating shows…and whether or not the festivals should receive a % of future profits.

Check it out, here.

Posted on: Monday, August 22, 2016 @ 11:35 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Must Watch WEST SIDE STORY '2016' Video

Los York, an advertising, digital, social and live experience oriented agency whose mission statement includes creating "Holy Shit!" moments has done just that with WEST SIDE STORY as they've remade an iconic scene that pays tribute to the original while feeling very 2016 as well. Check it out below!

 

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Secrets and Sequins of William Ivey Long

A recommended read for the day is The Many Secrets and Sequins of William Ivey Long, Broadway’s Costume King, a wonderful new Vanity Fair profile (by Amy Fine Collins). Six Tony wins and literally hundreds of shows are only the tip of the iceberg for this unique talent. 

Posted on: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ 09:13 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/15

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/14/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,233,894
HAMILTON $2,045,095
WICKED $1,779,664
ALADDIN $1,663,119
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,305,962


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($314,205), FUN HOME ($379,242), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($464,058), JERSEY BOYS ($530,413), CHICAGO ($571,623)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

PARAMOUR $87,525
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $58,036
ON YOUR FEET! $46,840
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $38,367
CHICAGO $37,048


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-147,748), ALADDIN ($-127,368), MATILDA ($-60,932), THE LION KING ($-58,534), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-50,433)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $190.14
THE LION KING $165.66
THE BOOK OF MORMON $149.58
WICKED $128.92
ALADDIN $125.16


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
FINDING NEVERLAND ($71.67), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($72.43), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($75.49), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.57), FUN HOME ($76.37)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 105.25%
WICKED 99.99%
WAITRESS 97.12%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 97.03%
THE LION KING 96.92%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AN ACT OF GOD (38.16%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (42.29%), FINDING NEVERLAND (42.61%), ON YOUR FEET! (45.31%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (45.71%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.8%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.8%
THE LION KING 99.4%
WAITRESS 96.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (58.3%), JERSEY BOYS (61.0%), KINKY BOOTS (62.5%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (63.2%), AN ACT OF GOD (64.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

PARAMOUR 1115
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 599
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 491
CHICAGO 468
AN ACT OF GOD 325


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1491), ALADDIN (-1185), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (-645), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-614), THE COLOR PURPLE (-407)

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

Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 03:07 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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