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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#1
Posted: 1/13/20 at 3:05pm
Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 1/12/2020 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 SOUND INSIDE (14.6%), THE INHERITANCE (5.3%), FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME (4%), AIN'T TOO PROUD (3.3%), GRAND HORIZONS (3.3%), SLAVE PLAY (2.6%), OKLAHOMA! (2.3%), JAGGED LITTLE PILL (1.5%), MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON (0.7%), AMERICAN UTOPIA (0.3%),

Down for the week by attendance was: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-28.4%), A SOLDIER'S PLAY (-12.7%), WICKED (-7.8%), CHICAGO (-7.5%), THE LION KING (-5%), MEAN GIRLS (-4.6%), FROZEN (-4.5%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-3.2%), ALADDIN (-2.8%), TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL (-1.5%), BEETLEJUICE (-0.8%), COME FROM AWAY (-0.5%), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (-0.5%), MOULIN ROUGE! (-0.2%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-0.1%), HAMILTON (-0.1%),

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#2
Posted: 1/13/20 at 3:20pm
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#3
Posted: 1/13/20 at 3:31pm

Does anyone know if or how close The Sound Inside came to recouping? 

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Posted: 1/13/20 at 4:28pm

Holy cow!  Only 1/3 of shows (approx) of shows made less than 1M dollars.   That is just insane.  (Yes, I realize that, perhaps, this has been going on for multiple weeks.) For JANUARY, that's fabulous.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#5
Posted: 1/13/20 at 4:32pm

dramamama611 said: "Holy cow! Only 1/3 of shows (approx) of shows made less than 1M dollars. That is just insane. (Yes, I realize that, perhaps, this has been going on for multiple weeks.) For JANUARY, that's fabulous."

A bunch of shows recently closed, so it's also for lack of availability. The options at TKTS this past weekend were very limited. 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#6
Posted: 1/13/20 at 7:06pm

ACL2006 said: "dramamama611 said: "Holy cow! Only 1/3 of shows (approx) of shows made less than 1M dollars. That is just insane. (Yes, I realize that, perhaps, this has been going on for multiple weeks.) For JANUARY, that's fabulous."

A bunch of shows recently closed, so it's also for lack of availability. The options at TKTS this past weekend were very limited.
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Still, 18 of 29 shows grossing over a million with 3 more shows grossing in the 800k - 900k+ range is pretty amazing. That’s almost 75% of the shows last week.. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:37am

I just had a thought--Broadway isn't the only place where theater happens. I wonder if they'd ever consider posting off-Broadway grosses. Off the top of my head--The Public Theater, Second Stage, etc. might be interesting. Plus it might bring more attention  to those shows and make people realize there are gems to be found beyond Broadway. JUST a thought. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:08am

SO happy for JLP. It's a genuinely good show with a great message, and everyone in it is so talented. 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#9
Posted: 1/14/20 at 10:01am

magictodo123 said: "I just had a thought--Broadway isn't the only place where theater happens. I wonder if they'd ever consider posting off-Broadway grosses. Off the top of my head--The Public Theater, Second Stage, etc. might be interesting. Plus it might bring more attention to those shows and make people realize there are gems to be found beyond Broadway. JUST a thought."

Broadway shows are commercial enterprises, and I am guessing that reporting grosses is part of their legal requirements.  It isn't done primarily to bring attention to the shows.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/12/20#10
Posted: 1/14/20 at 10:17am

magictodo123 said: "I just had a thought--Broadway isn't the only place where theater happens. I wonder if they'd ever consider posting off-Broadway grosses. Off the top of my head--The Public Theater, Second Stage, etc. might be interesting. Plus it might bring more attention to those shows and make people realize there are gems to be found beyond Broadway. JUST a thought."


A miniscule number of people actually read the grosses weekly, and I bet 95% of them are already frequent theatergoers. There are a few issues with posting off-Bway grosses:

- All the non-profits have subscription or membership programs, so a lot of the houses are being filled with people paying less than full-price, especially in the first 3 weeks of the run.

- On Broadway, the majority of houses are similarly-sized; Off-Bway, the houses vary in capacity.

- On Broadway, the goal is to sell tickets at the highest price that the market will allow. Off-Bway, the ticket demand varies per-company (and even per-show within the company).

- Non-profit theatre is largely subsidized by donations, so ticket sales aren't a great barometer for success. There is also no official capitalization and recoupment like on Broadway –– with a non-profit, your sales and donations also have to keep the building running (if you own space) and pay the administrative staff and develop new work, etc. One could even make an argument that it's kind of misleading for the Broadway non-profits to post grosses, though I'm glad they do.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 11:02am

Of course I am happy that so many shows are grossing huge amounts of money- but, on the other hand, BWAY shows are really expensive these days for good seats- I wish I was not so picky- but if I cannot have a seat close up to the stage- I do have a bit of a hearing problem- and I feel as if I miss something if I cannot see the expressions on the characters faces close up - but I am amazed that Caroline or Change- for example - is charging close to 800 bucks for two seats in the center orchestra up close. Would love to see it- but frankly- that is a lot of money for two and a half hours- hate to miss it- but will.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 1:20pm

BWAY Baby2 said: "Of course I am happy that so many shows are grossing huge amounts of money- but, on the other hand, BWAY shows are really expensive these days for good seats- I wish I was not so picky- but if I cannot have a seat close up to the stage- I do have a bit of a hearing problem- and I feel as if I miss something if I cannot see the expressions on the characters faces close up - but I am amazed that Caroline or Change- for example - is charging close to 800 bucks for two seats in the center orchestra up close. Would love to see it- but frankly- that is a lot of money for two and a half hours- hate to miss it- but will."

I always get the earphones and decide whether I actually need to use them once the show is underway.  They are not ideal but, when I need them, they make all the difference.  I have found that occasionally, with musicals that are dialogue heavy, I will use them during the dialogue scenes and slide them down to my neck during the musical numbers.

Of course, front of the orchestra is best but...

 
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Posted: 1/14/20 at 1:37pm

BWAY Baby2 said: "Of course I am happy that so many shows are grossing huge amounts of money- but, on the other hand, BWAY shows are really expensive these days for good seats- I wish I was not so picky- but if I cannot have a seat close up to the stage- I do have a bit of a hearing problem- and I feel as if I miss something if I cannot see the expressions on the characters faces close up - but I am amazed that Caroline or Change- for example - is charging close to 800 bucks for two seats in the center orchestra up close. Would love to see it- but frankly- that is a lot of money for two and a half hours- hate to miss it- but will."

Most shows hold more premium seats than they need, so if you're flexible, you can often buy a third row seat a day in advance, once they start converting the premiums to regular price. But if you want to have things booked long in advance, not as much of an option.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 1:42pm

I agree with haterobics. I live in NYC area and thus am able to watch shows at least once and sometimes twice. I normally do rush or heavily discounted ticket first time around sitting anywhere in the theater. If I loved a show from sitting in last row of rear mezzanine, then I can justify purchasing the best seat I can afford the second time around.  

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 5:36pm

Good ideas- we all love theater and of course, a great seat always enhances the live experience.