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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/23/12
Posted by Rob 2012-12-26 15:52:05

Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 12/23/2012 in'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: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (15.2%), CHICAGO (14.9%), MAMMA MIA! (14.2%), MARY POPPINS (13.8%), SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK (12.1%), BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL (9.5%), WAR HORSE (6.9%), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (3.0%), THE LION KING (2.8%), NEWSIES (1.7%), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1.7%), WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1.6%), CHAPLIN (0.9%), EVITA (0.3%), ROCK OF AGES (0.2%),

Down for the week by attendance was: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT (-13.3%), GOLDEN BOY (-6.5%), DEAD ACCOUNTS (-6.0%), PICNIC (-5.9%), GRACE (-5.7%), THE HEIRESS (-5.4%), JERSEY BOYS (-5.3%), A CHRISTMAS STORY (-5.1%), ELF (-4.7%), ANNIE (-4.4%), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (-1.8%), THE OTHER PLACE (-0.5%), ONCE (-0.3%), WICKED (-0.2%),

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 12/23/12
Posted by stevenycguy 2012-12-26 16:31:15

- Do nonprofits such as Roundabout get most of their funding from the government so it doesn't matter if their box office is a disaster (Picnic, avg ticket $37.81)?
- Is there a chance Dead Accounts would close 2 months early since even during the busy Christmas season they did an abysmal 38.1% capacity? Or perhaps this would be highly embarrassing to the actors and the theater doesn't have another tenant that wants to open during the winter anyway?

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Posted by bdn223 2012-12-26 16:41:14

No nonprofits get limited money from the government, but they do get money from private donors. Before they mount a production, they have enough money to cover the running costs through their initial limited run, the grosses just go back into their foundation for future productions. Thats why often if a nonprofit show will extend if its hitting it nut.

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Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-12-26 17:01:32

Of course, non-profit groups can receive funding from the government (what do you think the NEA and other similar local, state, and federal organizations do?), but generally in this country most of the funding does come from private donors.

I can see DEAD ACCOUNTS closing on/around January 13th, which is when the current discount code closes. Given how poor the grosses have been the past few weeks, I can't imagine that they have a decent enough advance already for late January and February to not have the discount code out that far, if they don't already have a preliminary plan to close around that time.

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Posted by Jonwo 2012-12-26 17:10:06

Thing is with Roundabout and other non-profits is that a lot of tickets are subsidied for subscribers, even a hit like Harvey was making $600,000 at full capacity, had it been a commericial production, it would have made nearer a million dollars.

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Posted by bjh2114 2012-12-26 17:25:07

Dead Accounts should just close now. Those numbers are abysmal.

I really wish Virginia Woolf were doing better business. It's such a shame that more people aren't going to see those outstanding performances.

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2012-12-26 18:11:31


Not-for-profits like LCT, Roundabout, and Manhattan Theatre Club solicit donations, grants, and sponsorships from individuals, foundations, and other organizations. They receive very little (if any) funding from the gov't.

Dead Accounts will likely close by mid-January. It would be discouraging to all involved. That's always the case with a show that closes prematurely. If the show is losing money, the theatre won't want to keep it running.