Broadway Grosses w/e 8/13/2017: Don’t feel that bad for Broadway.

I almost started off this blog with a whine . . . because grosses dropped a whole percent from last week!  Boo hoo on us!  It’s very clear our summer is starting to wave a slow farewell as we sulk towards September.

 

But how can we complain?

 

We’re up almost 25% from last year, and it’s not just the Big 5 that are doing Big Business.  On Your Feet! did over $1mm last week.  The scandal scarred Natasha, Pierre almost broke the $1mm glass ceiling.  And Phantom did $1.1mm.

 

My quick analysis has just about every single show turning a profit last week.  The only show that surprised me is Miss Saigon at only $620k.  With the other tourist-specials raking in the dough, you’d think that one would do the same.

 

All this good news makes me start to wonder . . . maybe September won’t be as bad as we think?  See, our seasonal drops are all relative from where we start.  So, I’m starting to predict that this September might be one of the highest grossing we’ve seen in some time.

 

And with fewer shows on the boards (because some on the list below ain’t going to be around, whether they’ve announced or not), and the very popular Broadway Week promotion about to go on sale, we might not be complaining as much as we think.

 

Here’s hoping . . .

 

Show Name   GrossGross TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
1984 $335,041.08 5,332 68.71% $62.84
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $701,132.47 7,568 90.61% $92.64
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 $233,522.00 4,772 76.97% $48.94
ALADDIN $1,703,893.00 13,570 98.22% $125.56
ANASTASIA $1,026,152.20 8,802 96.26% $116.58
BANDSTAND $554,455.50 6,491 78.55% $85.42
BEAUTIFUL $675,440.70 6,624 80.70% $101.97
CATS $824,014.50 9,178 83.44% $89.78
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $1,014,928.50 10,288 85.96% $98.65
CHICAGO $625,234.50 7,281 84.27% $85.87
COME FROM AWAY $1,324,586.50 8,536 102.01% $155.18
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,662,689.60 7,926 100.69% $209.78
GROUNDHOG DAY $703,895.70 8,020 81.64% $87.77
HAMILTON $3,040,435.00 10,757 101.79% $282.65
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,217,271.29 11,679 100.96% $189.85
KINKY BOOTS $805,897.00 8,748 76.79% $92.12
MARVIN’S ROOM $197,740.89 3,802 64.75% $52.01
MISS SAIGON $620,323.80 7,852 66.54% $79.00
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 $981,663.90 9,072 99.65% $108.21
ON YOUR FEET! $1,054,473.30 11,511 88.49% $91.61
PRINCE OF BROADWAY $310,279.00 4,574 92.67% $67.84
SCHOOL OF ROCK $1,039,278.62 10,796 88.61% $96.27
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,248,038.00 8,725 102.31% $143.04
THE LION KING $2,219,979.00 13,561 99.95% $163.70
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,104,254.00 12,091 94.17% $91.33
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $332,103.50 5,125 75.01% $64.80
THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER $407,526.50 7,008 86.90% $58.15
WAITRESS $700,232.50 7,088 84.78% $98.79
WAR PAINT $581,521.00 7,321 78.35% $79.43
WICKED $2,066,330.00 16,358 94.37% $126.32
TOTALS $30,312,333.55 260,456 87.47% $108.20
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$5,897,400.40      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON + 24.15%

 

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

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