Broadway’s 1st Quarter Results: And we are off! With a bang!
Hey-yo, what the heck is happening?!?
The results for the first 13 weeks of the 2012-13 Broadway Season are in, and boy oh boy oh, are we off to a boffo start.
- So far this season, we’ve grossed $302,393,343.
- Last season’s first quarter grossed $268,362,100.
- That’s an increase of 12.7%
Attendance figures are up as well, just not as dramatically (they never are).
- 3,103,913 people have seen a Broadway show over the first quarter of this season.
- 2,968,372 saw shows during the first quarter last season.
- That’s an increase of 4.6%
Why the increase? We had a couple of big summer openings (Bring it On, Chaplin) and there were more shows than usual. In fact . . .
- First quarter of last year had 348 playing weeks
- First quarter of this year had 379 playing weeks
- That’s an increase of 8.9%
So we’ve jumped out of the gate and are racing down towards the first turn. Hopefully this trend will continue . . . and hopefully show profitability will increase along with it.
See you at the end of Quarter #2!
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