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SHOW Total Gross Avg. Gross Avg / Top Ticket Seats
Sold
Total
Seats
Perf. Avg. %
WICKED
(GERSHWIN)
$75,642,334 $1,454,660 $101
$300
745,456 752,544 416 99.06%
THE LION KING
(MINSKOFF)
$61,014,194 $1,173,350 $94
$251
650,152 688,064 416 94.49%
JERSEY BOYS
(AUGUST WILSON)
$58,871,924 $1,132,152 $116
$352
507,847 508,352 416 99.91%
THE LITTLE MERMAID
(LUNT-FONTANNE)
$48,980,835 $941,939 $87
$252
556,346 631,280 416 88.13%
MAMMA MIA!
(WINTER GARDEN)
$47,580,493 $915,009 $81
$251
586,330 621,670 415 94.33%
MARY POPPINS
(NEW AMSTERDAM)
$42,750,255 $822,120 $70
$250
610,733 747,456 416 81.71%
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(MAJESTIC)
$39,044,221 $750,850 $68
$201
576,353 664,028 412 86.88%
SOUTH PACIFIC
(VIVIAN BEAUMONT)
$35,847,733 $814,721 $100
$125
354,600 360,206 346 98.40%
IN THE HEIGHTS
(RICHARD RODGERS)
$34,001,301 $739,159 $81
$300
413,902 490,896 365 84.27%
SPAMALOT
(SHUBERT)
$32,386,698 $622,821 $71
$251
452,398 599,456 416 75.47%
HAIRSPRAY
(NEIL SIMON)
$31,229,254 $600,563 $64
$240
483,274 594,320 416 81.32%
GREASE
(BROOKS ATKINSON)
$30,574,696 $587,975 $80
$300
381,308 444,000 414 85.92%
GYPSY
(ST. JAMES)
$29,866,095 $694,560 $71
$252
417,170 585,501 343 71.20%
LEGALLY BLONDE
(PALACE)
$26,766,478 $637,297 $64
$250
416,592 568,176 336 73.32%
SHOW Total Gross Avg. Gross Avg / Top Ticket Seats
Sold
Total
Seats
Perf. Avg. %
CHICAGO
(AMBASSADOR)
$24,848,936 $477,864 $70
$251
353,180 449,280 416 78.62%
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
(IMPERIAL)
$23,736,230 $465,416 $77
$252
310,326 455,093 407 68.65%
SPRING AWAKENING
(EUGENE O'NEILL)
$22,458,556 $431,895 $67
$250
330,627 453,440 416 72.91%
RENT
(NEDERLANDER)
$16,997,222 $472,145 $63
$200
267,103 338,947 287 78.77%
AVENUE Q
(GOLDEN)
$15,731,064 $302,520 $64
$201
246,477 330,340 415 74.63%
BOEING-BOEING
(LONGACRE)
$13,500,650 $364,882 $61
$252
219,235 310,872 288 70.59%
A CHORUS LINE
(SCHOENFELD)
$13,298,678 $402,990 $66
$301
201,982 282,216 264 71.57%
CURTAINS
(AL HIRSCHFELD)
$13,280,012 $510,770 $69
$252
191,351 295,776 208 64.70%
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
(IMPERIAL)
$13,184,041 $1,014,157 $107
$300
122,502 130,727 92 93.72%
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
(BROADHURST)
$12,603,337 $663,334 $77
$252
162,346 177,536 152 91.44%
THE 39 STEPS
(AMERICAN AIRLINES)
$11,652,952 $242,770 $53
$227
220,209 293,108 379 75.42%
NOVEMBER
(BARRYMORE)
$10,523,748 $375,848 $70
$252
150,505 236,992 224 63.51%
ALL MY SONS
(SCHOENFELD)
$9,610,544 $640,703 $86
$300
111,341 122,032 116 91.43%
EQUUS
(BROADHURST)
$9,099,127 $535,243 $91
$300
100,427 155,656 129 65.85%
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
(STUDIO 54)
$8,812,815 $383,166 $56
$121
156,964 181,692 181 86.48%
SHOW Total Gross Avg. Gross Avg / Top Ticket Seats
Sold
Total
Seats
Perf. Avg. %
XANADU
(HELEN HAYES)
$8,753,455 $224,448 $66
$226
130,490 185,952 312 70.17%
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2008-2009
(MARQUIS)
$8,484,299 $1,212,043 $99
$250
83,797 93,437 58 89.41%
A CATERED AFFAIR
(WALTER KERR)
$6,453,273 $358,515 $67
$200
95,542 131,553 141 72.86%
THE SEAGULL
(WALTER KERR)
$6,430,741 $459,339 $75
$252
85,825 106,064 112 80.91%
THE COUNTRY GIRL
(JACOBS)
$5,949,235 $371,827 $74
$300
81,577 133,566 122 61.80%
SHREK THE MUSICAL
(BROADWAY)
$5,627,138 $703,392 $85
$300
66,515 93,782 54 72.98%
SPEED THE PLOW
(BARRYMORE)
$5,621,146 $432,396 $75
$250
73,996 105,800 100 70.16%
CIRQUE DREAMS: JUNGLE FANTASY
(BROADWAY)
$5,166,140 $516,614 $56
$200
92,789 139,296 80 66.63%
PASSING STRANGE
(BELASCO)
$5,161,374 $215,057 $53
$202
97,370 184,820 185 52.13%
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
(AL HIRSCHFELD)
$4,655,502 $387,958 $60
$250
77,436 132,060 93 59.04%
THURGOOD
(BOOTH)
$4,613,166 $242,798 $58
$152
80,291 113,100 145 71.59%
THE COLOR PURPLE
(BROADWAY)
$4,474,952 $559,369 $63
$251
71,004 108,234 63 65.68%
MACBETH 2008
(LYCEUM)
$4,105,572 $456,175 $80
$252
51,048 57,330 63 88.36%
CRY BABY
(MARQUIS)
$4,077,104 $271,807 $34
$250
120,932 179,835 113 69.21%
13
(JACOBS)
$3,780,714 $252,048 $58
$199
63,993 122,956 118 52.21%
SHOW Total Gross Avg. Gross Avg / Top Ticket Seats
Sold
Total
Seats
Perf. Avg. %
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
(AMERICAN AIRLINES)
$3,612,196 $258,014 $56
$112
64,431 75,408 102 85.36%
ROCK 'N' ROLL
(JACOBS)
$3,434,040 $343,404 $64
$227
53,136 85,920 80 61.86%
THE HOMECOMING
(CORT)
$3,370,330 $224,689 $56
$227
59,088 129,840 120 45.50%
THE SEAFARER
(BOOTH)
$3,337,449 $256,727 $59
$227
55,968 81,824 104 68.40%
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
(AMERICAN AIRLINES)
$3,161,855 $243,220 $49
$101
63,853 73,217 99 87.18%
LIZA'S AT THE PALACE
(PALACE)
$2,472,655 $618,164 $102
$250
25,223 30,590 18 83.52%
DIVIDING THE ESTATE
(BOOTH)
$2,461,596 $246,160 $53
$95
45,950 57,720 74 79.69%
PAL JOEY
(STUDIO 54)
$2,402,482 $343,212 $56
$122
42,905 50,200 50 85.91%
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
(MUSIC BOX)
$2,232,916 $248,102 $57
$202
39,327 72,360 72 54.34%
A BRONX TALE
(WALTER KERR)
$2,222,302 $277,788 $70
$252
31,755 55,042 58 57.81%
TOP GIRLS
(BILTMORE)
$2,211,556 $201,051 $54
$92
41,199 55,902 87 73.50%
TITLE OF SHOW
(LYCEUM)
$2,188,129 $145,875 $46
$200
47,894 105,134 115 45.91%
COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA
(BILTMORE)
$2,052,427 $186,584 $54
$97
37,416 55,250 85 67.27%
IS HE DEAD?
(LYCEUM)
$1,984,831 $198,483 $49
$227
40,981 73,760 80 55.56%
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
(FRIEDMAN)
$1,166,048 $129,561 $53
$95
21,960 46,800 72 46.93%
SHOW Total Gross Avg. Gross Avg / Top Ticket Seats
Sold
Total
Seats
Perf. Avg. %
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW
(HELEN HAYES)
$1,071,687 $267,922 $83
$112
12,843 19,074 33 66.73%
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
(RICHARD RODGERS)
$905,526 $905,526 $87
$250
10,392 10,776 8 96.40%
LES MISÉRABLES
(BROADHURST)
$878,076 $878,076 $97
$251
9,072 8,976 8 101.10%
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
(CIRCLE)
$758,360 $252,787 $58
$175
12,992 16,416 24 79.17%
AMERICAN BUFFALO
(BELASCO)
$739,550 $184,888 $51
$250
14,607 28,504 28 52.15%
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
(ST. JAMES)
$647,223 $647,223 $58
$160
11,220 20,472 12 54.80%
CYMBELINE
(VIVIAN BEAUMONT)
$230,226 $230,226 $59
$90
3,918 8,376 8 46.80%
GLORY DAYS
(CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE)
$111,283 $37,094 $39
$202
3,719 12,060 18 27.80%
TOTAL $940,900,977 $494,917 $76.37 $221.28 12,319,490 15,531,062 12631 79.32%


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