Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/16/19

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:14pm
Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 6/16/2019 in BroadwayWorld'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 FERRYMAN (8.5%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (8%), BEETLEJUICE (5.3%), MY FAIR LADY (3.3%), KING KONG (2.9%), MEAN GIRLS (2.6%), FROZEN (2.1%), CHICAGO (1.5%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (0.9%), BEAUTIFUL (0.8%), ALADDIN (0.3%), OKLAHOMA! (0.3%), HAMILTON (0.2%), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (-16.2%), THE PROM (-6.9%), TOOTSIE (-5.9%), KISS ME, KATE (-4.3%), BURN THIS (-3.4%), BE MORE CHILL (-3.3%), THE CHER SHOW (-2.7%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-2.4%), ALL MY SONS (-1.7%), WICKED (-0.8%), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (-0.6%), INK (-0.5%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-0.3%), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (-0.2%), HADESTOWN (-0.1%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-0.1%), WAITRESS (-0.1%),

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:30pm

Wow, [insert title here] is really low. They really need to just pack it in.

(Just covering the foundation)

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:35pm

BroadwayRox3588 said: "Wow, [insert title here] is really low. They really need to just pack it in.

(Just covering the foundation)
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You're so witty.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:37pm

Good lord that Pretty Woman drop. I wonder if it even has a chance of making it past Labor Day.

Beetlejuice improving, with BMC barely making more on its gross but falling to record low attendance, yeouch.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:37pm

Looks like that terrific Tonys performance didn't give The Prom any major bump.  That's unfortunate.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:43pm

Hadestown average ticket price has jumped into second place for the first time, just behind Hamilton.  

Some interesting statistics that mean absolutely nothing, but I was curious enough to look it up, so I thought I would share:

One week after the Tony Awards, here is how recent Best Musical winners did:

Hadestown:  117.2% Gross % Potential; $172.31 Avg Paid

Bands Visit:  104.4% Gross % Potential; $128.71 Avg Paid

Dear Evan Hansen:  105.4% Gross % Potential; $162.87 Avg Paid

Hamilton:  103.7%* Gross % Potential; $295.98 Avg Paid

Fun Home: 94.3% Gross % Potential; $117.17 Avg Paid

Gentleman's Guide:  95.4% Gross % Potential; $121.89 Avg Paid

 

*For Hamilton, they had increased their prices so high by this point that the potential gross was around $3m.  That number isn't really helpful, but the avg paid tells the better story.

 

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:54pm

That's interesting stuff, Daddy.

Biggest Tony boosts (or coincidences) -- The Ferryman up by $152k, two shows up 100k (Beetlejuice and King Kong), 4 up by $50k (Hadestown, Ain't Too Proud, Tootsie, Oklahoma), and 2 up $25k (KMK and BMC).

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:56pm

Man, that would be really crazy if Pretty Woman closes soon, right after Brennin Hunt, who moved his entire family from Nashville to do this role. If that happens, the "having the worst luck ever" award would definitely go to him this year. Damn.  

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 5:59pm
The pattern was generally one of increased earnings and decreased attendance, particularly for most of the Tony award runners up (Tootsie, The Prom, Etc...) Beetlejuice was an exception, possibly due to the popularity of the original film...

Frankie and Johnny’s horrifically low earnings mean it will likely suffer the same abrupt closure as the Rudin trio. The struggling musicals will hang on for a bit longer, but I expect plenty of them to leave Broadway during the three major closing periods (September, January and April)

P.S Tootsie’s “high grosses, falling attendance” problems leaves me wondering if it was a good idea to open it in a theatre as large as the Marquis...
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Posted: 6/17/19 at 6:03pm

Pose2 said: "Man, that would be really crazy if Pretty Woman closes soon, right after Brennin Hunt, who moved his entire family from Nashville to do this role. If that happens, the "having the worst luck ever" award would definitely go to him this year. Damn."

I mean, if the grosses keep dropping, they might as well close it on 7/21 (Barks & Karl's final day). Even with an expensive new advertising plan, I can't see this jumping back up over the summer with so many new shows on the boards, even though it's more female-skewing than most of the other musicals.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 6:05pm

The impact of the TONYs takes longer to be seen, because people buy tickets for later dates. But, I don't think that THE PROM is going to see a major jump. No stars, and no wins.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 6:07pm
Very nice bump for Ferryman! I doubt it will be enough to take them break the recoupment barrier though, unfortunately.
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Posted: 6/17/19 at 6:17pm

There's no way THE PROM & KING KONG last past Labor Day. Long-running shows Waitress & Beautiful need to close up, too.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 6:44pm

ACL2006 said: "There's no way."

Of course there's a way. We rehearse this nonsense weekly around here. And you didn't just get off the turnip truck.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 7:04pm

JBroadway said: "Very nice bump for Ferryman! I doubt it will be enough to take them break the recoupment barrier though, unfortunately."

Probably true. Been in the red for months, I think.

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 7:29pm
So do we think Beetlejuice will hang around through the summer? I have tickets in September but also have a NYC trip in July and I was going to grab TKTS for it cause everyone seemed to think it was doomed
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Posted: 6/17/19 at 8:31pm

I agree with BritCrit that Tootsie's producers probably picked the wrong theater. It needed to be a big hit to fill 1,611 seats each night at the Marquis. It's too easy to get discount tickets, even just before showtime.

I've raised questions about Hadestown's intermediate-term commercial longevity in another thread. Daddy Warbucks, your numbers support the idea that the show is closer to Dear Evan Hansen than other recent Tony winners, at least for now. I doubt it will do as well as DEH longer term, but it found an audience even before the Best Musical win. Moulin Rouge! will certainly draw attention when it opens, but that won't hurt Hadestown for the time being. 

Regarding Ain't Too Proud, when is the last time a biomusical was such a monster hit? Was Beautiful even this big a hit?

We like to wonder if shows helped themselves with Tony performances. I've tended to be skeptical that it matters much. Is Beetlejuice the possible exception, both to remind viewers the musical exists and because it was amusing to watch?

The Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune lesson, I guess, is not to open a play in May when there are a bunch of popular plays from the current season still in theaters. I saw it, but it just got lost in the shuffle. 

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 9:25pm

Cher Show was down slightly last week. SJB is on vacation now. I was looking at days this week. The mezz is mostly unsold for most shows. I hope it picks up this summer. 

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Posted: 6/17/19 at 11:58pm

Where did you see that SJB is on vacation? Is it for the entirety of this week? 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 1:26am

How on earth is Be More Chill still open? They've been under their weekly nut for almost the past two months. That's pretty awful.

Also, The Prom hasn't seen any improvement at all. They might be the next one to announce a closing very soon. 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 1:57am

RexInLights said: "Where did you see that SJB is on vacation? Is it for the entirety of this week?"

She tweeted about it a few months ago and a few times since then. She's out 18-23rd

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 2:55am

SomethingPeculiar said: "I mean, if the grosses keep dropping, they might as well close it on 7/21 (Barks & Karl's final day). Even with an expensive new advertising plan, I can't see this jumping back up over the summer with so many new shows on the boards, even though it's more female-skewing than most of the other musicals."

My prediction is that Moulin Rouge is siphoning off a good portion of Pretty Woman's ticket base and will be taking over as the new "date night" musical.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 7:54am

HogansHero said: "ACL2006 said: "There's no way."

Of course there's a way. We rehearse this nonsense weekly around here. And you didn't just get off the turnip truck.
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We rehash it every week too  

 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 9:44am

Bettyboy72 said: "Cher Show was down slightly last week. SJB is on vacation now. I was looking at days this week. The mezz is mostly unsold for most shows. I hope it picks up this summer."

One would think they'd reduce the prices of those tix just to get people in. It's been like that throughout the spring (rear mezz full; orch full; but mid-mezz empty).

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 9:48am
SJB was out at least for the Weds and Sunday
matinees last week. I was there Sunday and iy looked completely full and the audience didn't seem to care she was out and totally loved Dee. I even overheard some people at the SD gasping when the guard told them that they didn't see SJB.Maybe it will pick up when she comes back from vacation ?