Broadway Grosses w/e 8/12/2018: Let’s Hear It For The Boys

The Boys in the Band went out on a high this week at $1,152,649 (a house record for the show), achieving 120% of its potential at The Booth. The show announced recoupment last month, proving that star power might be the secret ingredient to success for summer plays.

Despite many shows posting drops from the previous week, this week’s grosses increased by $1M to $37M, due mostly to the return of Bruce Springsteen. His eye-popping premium prices also helped the average ticket for all shows jump from $128 to $134 this week

While grosses for the season are up 16%, total attendance is only up 3%. Great news for the long-running hits, but this trend will make it harder to convince new audiences that Broadway has affordable options. Good news, however: price conscious theatergoers coming to town in September can mark their calendars for August 15th. That’s when Broadway Week’s 2-for-1 deal goes on sale to the public. You snag a great deal to over a dozen Broadway shows offering discounts.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League:

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
ALADDIN $1,586,574.50 13,560 98.15% $117.00
ANASTASIA $789,919.10 8,332 91.12% $94.81
BEAUTIFUL $602,125.50 7,458 90.86% $80.74
CAROUSEL $657,631.00 8,277 72.45% $79.45
CHICAGO $678,874.65 7,893 91.35% $86.01
COME FROM AWAY $1,109,467.10 8,543 102.09% $129.87
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,646,172.80 7,996 101.58% $205.87
FROZEN $2,104,755.00 13,337 99.00% $157.81
GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER $293,846.75 7,197 94.20% $40.83
HAMILTON $3,142,518.00 10,759 101.81% $292.08
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,221,032.50 12,976 100.00% $171.16
HEAD OVER HEELS $286,828.75 4,626 60.05% $62.00
HELLO, DOLLY! $2,106,304.78 11,695 101.10% $180.10
KINKY BOOTS $682,241.85 7,846 68.87% $86.95
MEAN GIRLS $1,580,559.20 9,900 101.02% $159.65
MY FAIR LADY $1,129,037.50 7,644 89.38% $147.70
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $520,930.60 4,953 88.95% $105.17
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL $1,142,989.00 9,306 99.59% $122.82
SCHOOL OF ROCK $958,618.20 10,305 84.58% $93.02
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $1,002,272.50 12,006 93.21% $83.48
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY $1,931,445.00 3,792 100.00% $509.35
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN $360,262.00 4,124 88.73% $87.36
SUMMER $714,474.00 7,439 63.26% $96.04
THE BAND’S VISIT $969,895.02 8,312 100.00% $116.69
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,164,836.00 8,705 103.93% $133.81
THE BOYS IN THE BAND $1,152,649.00 6,360 102.71% $181.23
THE LION KING $2,412,158.00 13,571 100.02% $177.74
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,177,853.16 12,410 96.65% $94.91
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $357,151.00 5,359 78.44% $66.65
WAITRESS $906,501.95 8,136 97.32% $111.42
WICKED $1,899,969.00 14,977 97.20% $126.86
TOTAL $37,289,893.41 277,794 92.18% $135.44
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$6,977,559.86      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +23.00%      
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