Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#1
Posted: 5/5/08 at 4:33pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 5/4/2008 in BroadwayWorld.com'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.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/grosses.cfm

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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#2
Posted: 5/5/08 at 4:36pm
Yikes!
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#2
Posted: 5/5/08 at 4:39pm
What the frick happened to Sunday, November and ACL?


and Glory Days, just OUCH.
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Posted: 5/5/08 at 4:41pm
Updated On: 5/6/09 at 04:41 PM
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#4
Posted: 5/5/08 at 4:59pm
To the producers of CRY-BABY:

Please post a closing notice right now. This is embarrassing.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#5
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:10pm
Is ACL coming down from the bump it got from Mario Lopez's first week? I forget when he started.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#6
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:12pm
Memo to the producers of GLORY DAYS: Do you really want to open and subject everyone involved to such embarrassment?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#7
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:13pm
I think Glory Days is the one that has to put up their notice. Sucks that Gypsy hit a slump this week.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#8
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:13pm
Crash and burn go Cry-Baby and Glory Days.

A $30 average ticket price when the $54 ticket deal is over (at least I think it is...haven't really bothered to check) is just pitiful. (CB)

GD isn't much better with their average ticket price.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#9
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:13pm
Should I be embarrassed that I payed $26.50 to see Glory Days?
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Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:13pm
Glory Days......do I even have to say it?
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Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:16pm
Some of those are really sad. What happened to A Chorus Line?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#12
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:18pm
Be very embarassed.
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Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:19pm
How is it possible that the average ticket price for Cry-Baby is so low? The average price last week was even lower. Where are people getting these super cheap tickets?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#14
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:19pm
Glory Days. Woof.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#15
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:20pm
ALOT of people I know are getting comps are CB- I don't know where from because that'd be the only way I'd see it basically


and I find it funny that in one week Wicked made 30 x what Glory Days did.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#16
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:36pm
not surprised, because it was not going to be a big week with huge grosses and capacity because of no school breaks and colleges have not ended yet. i have to sayfor an off week the grosses and capacity were normal to me at this time of the year. i am shocked about little mermaid drop. still worried about spring awakening. is 66.6 % good for the palace theatre. last week for annaleigh in broadway wicked then she goes to chicago and haven with legally blonde ....may 11th a sad say. i know when i see this every week lion king,wicked,jersey boys,south pacific will have wonderful grosses and capacity.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#17
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:40pm
At what percentage do shows start to be concerned?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#18
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:45pm
At what percentage do shows start to be concerned?

Percentages don't matter so much as the Average Ticket Price. Any show can have a bad week, percentage-wise (during the winter, in the fall, etc.), but if the ATP is high, it says that there's still a great demand for the show.

(ex. SPRING AWAKENING just barely met its break-even point this week, but the ATP was about $70, a more-than-fair amount)

On the other hand, if CRY-BABY (this is last week's data) pulled in about 85% capacity, but had an ATP of $26... something's wrong.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#19
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:48pm
thanks bustopherphantom. as long as they make enough to pay their rently use of the theatre. it will def pick up after memorial day weekend, and then make a drop after labor day weekend. matt doyle said in an interview they were around the same capcity last year before getting nominated for best musical. congratulations to a catered affairfor their great week.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#20
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:53pm
all shows are not doing to well.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#21
Posted: 5/5/08 at 5:59pm
It's the time between spring break and end of school - rough patch. it'll pass

I was thinking of rushing either Glory Days or Cry Baby before school ended [In addition to August and YF]- should I just save my money for something better?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#22
Posted: 5/5/08 at 6:00pm
Maybe people are too busy spending money oneveryday basic necessities than to pay the overinflated Broadway prices.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#23
Posted: 5/5/08 at 6:04pm
Bye-bye CRY-BABY!
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4#24
Posted: 5/5/08 at 6:07pm
GLORY DAYS: $46,848, previous week $51,094

Wow. I can't remember the last time a show had grosses so embarrassingly low. With already two weeks like that, can the theatre just shut them down before opening? There's no possible way they can cover costs with grosses like that.
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