Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/15/19

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 3:29pm
Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 9/15/2019 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: DERREN BROWN: SECRET (13.6%), TOOTSIE (11.2%), BEETLEJUICE (8.9%), BEAUTIFUL (8.4%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (8.3%), OKLAHOMA! (7.3%), THE LION KING (7.2%), CHICAGO (5.5%), ALADDIN (4.6%), MEAN GIRLS (4.1%), SEA WALL/A LIFE (3.2%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (2.8%), FROZEN (2.4%), COME FROM AWAY (1.3%), AIN'T TOO PROUD (0.8%), WAITRESS (0.8%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (0.6%), WICKED (0.3%), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (0.2%), MOULIN ROUGE! (0.1%), HADESTOWN (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: THE GREAT SOCIETY (-12%), BETRAYAL (-1%), HAMILTON (-0.3%),

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/15/19#2
Posted: 9/16/19 at 3:34pm

Ouch, Hamilton!

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 3:36pm
Tootsie’s jump in earnings is quite a surprise, even with the 2 for 1 promos leading to attendance rises across the board. I’m pleased that these promos led to good attendance for Derren Brown despite low % gross. Hopefully the word of mouth will help him...
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Posted: 9/16/19 at 3:38pm

Freestyle Love Supreme with impressive average ticket prices.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 3:58pm

haterobics said: "Ouch, Hamilton!"

 

Heard it's closing at the end of the year. Can't have much longer... wink

 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:00pm
Hamilton’s numbers are so insane. MR! is holding strong maintaining the #2 spot for the past few weeks. What else is coming in this season to rival that? ??‍♂️
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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:05pm

Bill Snibson said: "Hamilton’s numbers are so insane. MR! is holding strong maintaining the #2 spot for the past few weeks. What else is coming in this season to rival that? ??‍♂️"

Nothing this season. Everything will be a bargain this season compared to what the MUSIC MAN is charging the following season. Gonna make HAMILTON tickets look cheap.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:09pm
Couldn’t agree more. Music Man will be the toughest ticket and those grosses should be fun to watch. The NYT spread this Sunday was sooo very Scott Rudin. He seems to be the master of marketing.
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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:19pm

Bill Snibson said: "Couldn’t agree more. Music Man will be the toughest ticket and those grosses should be fun to watch. The NYT spread this Sunday was sooo very Scott Rudin. He seems to be the master of marketing."

Even if the ticket prices are obscene.  I am hoping that it will open in the Shubert (TKAM will be almost 2 years at that point, so a move to a little smaller theatre, e.g., the Broadhurst, might be appropriate by that time), where there may be reasonable  second balcony seats, although I am guessing that the front of the balcony will  go for $150. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:46pm

Harry Potter's numbers continue to boggle me. Really wonder what the show's future will be. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:47pm

ACL2006 said: "Bill Snibson said: "Hamilton’s numbers are so insane. MR! is holding strong maintaining the #2 spot for the past few weeks. What else is coming in this season to rival that? ??‍♂️"

Nothing this season. Everything will be a bargain this season compared to what the MUSIC MAN is charging the following season. Gonna make HAMILTON tickets look cheap.
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I just don't understand the desire of people willing to pay big bucks for a revival of Music Man.  Hello Dolly made sense to me, but this, I just don't understand.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 4:52pm
Ouch for Oklahoma!
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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:11pm

Happy to see Tootsie's numbers this week.

Still wonder how much longer Mean Girls has.

Looks like Slave Play did comp a lot this week but I think once it opens and gets raves, it'll sell better.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:22pm

little_sally said: "Happy to see Tootsie's numbers this week.

Still wonder how much longer Mean Girls has.

Looks like Slave Play did comp a lot this week but I think once it opens and gets raves, it'll sell better.
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I think Mean Girls ebbs and flows with the school calendar tbh and still has some legs. I’ll be curious to see how the Slave Play reviews turn ticket sales around. It seems rather polarizing and a bit of a tough sell to me. 

 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:36pm

barcelona20 said: "ACL2006 said: "Bill Snibson said: "Hamilton’s numbers are so insane. MR! is holding strong maintaining the #2 spot for the past few weeks. What else is coming in this season to rival that? ??‍♂️"

Nothing this season. Everything will be a bargain this season compared to what the MUSIC MAN is charging the following season. Gonna make HAMILTON tickets look cheap.
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I just don't understand the desire of people willing to pay big bucks for a revival of Music Man. Hello Dolly made sense to me, but this, I just don't understand.
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I would say about 0 people have bought tickets to see the Music Man. They have bought them to see Hugh Jackman in a musical that happens to be the music man. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:41pm

Really surprised by Tootsie's numbers. I absolutely love the show, but I thought it was as good as dead after labor day with downward trends. What happened that caused such a boost? I know their cast album signing was on Tuesday, but I'd be surprised if that had such a boost in sales considering those sorts of things tend to target people who already know about the show. 

I'm also surprised Come From Away didn't do better (I mean they still did good) considering it was the week of 9/11. I thought they'd at least hit their gross potential. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:43pm

Just curious - how can a show go above 100% of its gross potential without going over its capacity? Looking at Cursed Child, which was at exactly 100% capacity but earned 101.07% of its potential gross. Where did that 1.07% come from? Only thing I can think of is unclaimed Friday Forty tickets that then get sold above their $40 price, but I wasn't sure if I was missing something.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 5:50pm

angoradebs said: "Just curious - how can a show go above 100% of its gross potential without going over its capacity? Looking at Cursed Child, which was at exactly 100% capacity but earned 101.07% of its potential gross. Where did that 1.07% come from? Only thing I can think of is unclaimed Friday Forty tickets that then get sold above their $40 price, but I wasn't sure if I was missing something."

 

IIRC, it's that the up-charge for Premium seats are not included in the potential gross. So when a show sells out, it's the Premium prices that drive the gross over 100% of its potential. I'm not sure why they don't include premium prices in the gross potential though - someone else will have to explain that. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 6:01pm

I agree with JBroadway. It's the premium ticket sales that drive up the potential gross. 

I'm curious what the future of Harry Potter will be. While Original Broadway cast was there, it would gross $2 million weekly; nowadays it seems to hover above a $1 million each week.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 6:12pm

qolbinau said: "I would say about 0 people have bought tickets to see the Music Man. They have bought them to see Hugh Jackman in a musical thathappens to be the music man."

I agree on this. Plus if the USA goes into recession next year, at least Music Man (starring Jackman) already has a healthy advance.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 7:24pm

Do we know what advance it has?

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 7:45pm

Funny to see Tootsie making more money than Beetlejuice lol

those numbers for Frozen... hmm.

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 8:54pm
Can I ask what the concern over Potter is, with it grossing over $1 mil per week? I do see that their prices are lower than they were a year ago and the average ticket price is in the lower range. Are those the reasons for concern?
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Posted: 9/16/19 at 9:19pm

I think people just expected Potter to be a Hamilton-style monster it, and it seems to have fallen into the comfortable long-runner status quite quickly. I mean there were a bunch of $40 seats available for this week. 

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Posted: 9/16/19 at 9:59pm

RippedMan said: "I think people just expected Potter to be a Hamilton-style monster it, and it seems to have fallen into the comfortable long-runner status quite quickly. I mean there were a bunch of $40 seats available for this week."

 

I see; thanks for the reply. Yes, I do see that tickets are not very difficult to get, and there are $40 orchestra seats for this Wednesday. Two parts is a big commitment, and it certainly hasn’t had the pop culture phenomenon status that Ham has had.