Broadway Grosses w/e 12/8/2019: Ain’t Too Proud Heats Up the Box Office

Most shows saw six-figure drops last weeks as the overall box office dipped by 8%. Bucking the trend, however, was Ain’t Too Proud who managed a $113k increase which was a box office record at the Imperial.

Several shows heading into final weeks managed to stay steady and Tootsie capitalized on its closing weeks by jumping $217k.

You can find the rest of the figures below, courtesy of The Broadway League (Updated 12/10/2019):

Show Name GrossGross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $757,702.00                    6,164 90.86% $122.92
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,710,068.13                  11,089 97.34% $154.21
ALADDIN $1,498,387.90                  13,423 97.16% $111.63
AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,027,468.00                    5,736 99.48% $179.13
BEETLEJUICE $1,076,499.80                  10,923 91.45% $98.55
BETRAYAL $826,146.96                    7,563 91.25% $109.24
CHICAGO $681,200.45                    7,520 87.04% $90.59
COME FROM AWAY $1,072,443.00                    8,464 101.15% $126.71
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,037,684.74                    7,791 98.97% $133.19
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $447,257.00                    4,589 64.52% $97.46
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $695,296.50                    5,229 85.44% $132.97
FROZEN $1,196,465.50                  13,354 99.12% $89.60
HADESTOWN $1,404,856.75                    7,419 101.02% $189.36
HAMILTON $3,060,685.00                  10,757 101.56% $284.53
HARRY CONNICK, JR. – A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER $441,241.00                    2,262 94.25% $195.07
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,059,050.00                  12,976 100.00% $81.62
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $998,474.90                    8,793 97.70% $113.55
MEAN GIRLS $1,039,046.00                    9,197 93.85% $112.98
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,335,549.50                  10,482 100.63% $222.82
OKLAHOMA! $505,272.30                    4,724 90.71% $106.96
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $449,561.50                    5,541 65.65% $81.13
SLAVE PLAY $402,862.00                    5,119 80.69% $78.70
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,196,792.00                    8,426 100.60% $142.04
THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $753,648.90                    8,734 79.34% $86.29
THE INHERITANCE $623,654.00                    5,463 65.16% $114.16
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $296,008.64                    4,923 57.35% $60.13
THE LION KING $2,180,133.00                  12,635 93.12% $172.55
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $959,340.34                  10,216 79.56% $93.91
THE ROSE TATTOO $547,689.90                    5,499 95.34% $99.60
THE SOUND INSIDE $537,392.50                    5,665 70.95% $94.86
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,654,353.00                  11,917 100.79% $138.82
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,937,216.00                  11,567 100.76% $167.48
TOOTSIE $1,094,774.80                  10,223 79.77% $107.09
WAITRESS $884,132.20                    7,580 90.67% $116.64
WICKED $1,929,278.00                  14,522 97.25% $132.85
TOTALS $38,317,632.21              296,485 89.73% $126.84
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -$1,831,938.07      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON -4.56%      


Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway,
President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Broadway Grosses w/e 12/1/2019: The Whole “Breaking Records” Thing

Thanksgiving week gave a big goose to Broadway grosses. A 30% increase from the previous week resulted in a $41.6M box office haul. Most notably, Beetlejuice and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical broke house records at the Winter Garden and Lunt-Fontanne perhaps due to two energetic performances on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Most shows enjoyed large six-figure boosts week-over-week. Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!, and Hadestown each had average tickets over $200.

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

Show Name Gross  TotalAttn  %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL $734,745.14 5,988 78.46% $122.70
AIN’T TOO PROUD $1,596,418.12 10,870 95.42% $146.86
ALADDIN $1,737,231.80 13,389 96.91% $129.75
AMERICAN UTOPIA $1,013,988.25 5,705 98.94% $177.74
BEETLEJUICE $1,589,838.90 12,102 101.32% $131.37
BETRAYAL $623,430.86 6,339 76.48% $98.35
CHICAGO $707,572.56 7,904 91.48% $89.52
COME FROM AWAY $1,202,520.04 8,521 101.83% $141.12
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,352,409.05 7,990 101.50% $169.26
DERREN BROWN: SECRET $573,810.70 5,060 71.15% $113.40
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME $772,944.78 5,211 85.15% $148.33
FROZEN $1,638,530.40 13,306 98.77% $123.14
HADESTOWN $1,623,019.50 7,438 101.28% $218.21
HAMILTON $3,379,716.00 10,756 101.55% $314.22
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,457,094.50 12,976 100.00% $112.29
JAGGED LITTLE PILL $935,865.40 8,652 96.13% $108.17
MEAN GIRLS $1,228,894.60 8,178 83.45% $150.27
MOULIN ROUGE! $2,354,190.00 10,487 100.68% $224.49
OKLAHOMA! $509,839.62 4,382 84.14% $116.35
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW $532,718.10 6,152 72.89% $86.59
SLAVE PLAY $395,364.64 4,606 72.60% $85.84
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,266,042.50 8,186 97.73% $154.66
THE GREAT SOCIETY $330,992.50 5,252 61.93% $63.02
THE ILLUSIONISTS – MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS $775,795.80 6,624 68.77% $117.12
THE INHERITANCE $510,836.44 5,099 60.82% $100.18
THE LIGHTNING THIEF $390,328.99 5,125 59.70% $76.16
THE LION KING $2,451,315.00 12,759 94.04% $192.12
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,281,179.36 10,885 84.77% $117.70
THE ROSE TATTOO $508,849.30 5,478 94.97% $92.89
THE SOUND INSIDE $395,880.50 4,678 66.96% $84.63
TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL $1,834,636.00 11,909 100.72% $154.05
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $2,018,899.36 11,553 100.64% $174.75
TOOTSIE $877,007.50 7,636 59.58% $114.85
WAITRESS $884,650.00  7,361 88.05% $120.18
WICKED $2,200,777.00 14,383 99.50% $153.01
TOTALS $41,687,333.21 292,940 87.09% $134.95
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON $3,881,547.87      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON 10.27%      

Today’s blog was guest-written by Ryan Conway, President of Architect Theatrical. Find out more here!

Podcast Episode 204: Tony Award Winning Actor and Artrepreneur, Alan Cumming

Soap.

That’s how this episode kicks off . . . with a conversation about soap.

Not just any soap, mind you.  Alan Cumming’s soap.  Like not his bar of Ivory . . . like his actual branded and sold on shelves, soap.

So you see, Alan Cumming truly has done everything.

And what’s amazing is, as you’ll hear in one of my favorite podcasts of my 200+ episodes, he’s only just getting started.

I knew when I saw him in Cabaret back in 1998 that I was watching something . . . well . . . beyond.  Then I had the pleasure of producing his one-man Macbeth on Broadway and realized that Alan was not just an actor . . . he was a Super Hero of an Artist.  

We talked about Cabaret, Macbeth, and a whole host of things on this podcast about acting, art, getting recognized in public, success, failure, running nightclubs, and yes even those bars of soap (and how you can get them), as well as:

  • How he still gets nervous and how he deals with those nerves.
  • Why he is working on a solo dance piece . . . when he is NOT a trained dancer.
  • How being vulnerable is what gives him confidence.
  • The importance of actors being able to “turn it on.”
  • Why artists feel the need to leave on the edge of fear (and why he wants to do a documentary about it).

This episode is a must for all TheaterMakers out there, because Alan is one of the most successful makers of art . . . his own way . . . that is.

Here’s how to listen!

  • Click above to listen to this episode!
  • Listen to it on iTunes here. (And if you like the podcast, give it a great review while you’re there!)
  • Download it here.

This week’s #SongWriterOfTheWeek is Joey Contreras! Check out his song “Joyride” from his latest EP, “Joyride.” It’s available on iTunes/Spotify/Apple Music. If you like what you hear and want to learn more, check out www.joeycontreras.com or @joeycontreras on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Sunlight Studios. With 8 bright and spacious studios for rent, you can rehearse your next Broadway hit knowing you’re in good hands. To book a studio today, please visit www.sunlightstudios.com. Use Code DAVENPORT to receive a 5% discount on bookings until January 2, 2020.

And when you’re done listening to the podcast, go listen to Alan’s cabaret song and story show, Legal Immigrant on Audible!

Podcast Episode 204: Tony Award Winning Actor and Artrepreneur, Alan Cumming

Soap.

That’s how this episode kicks off . . . with a conversation about soap.

Not just any soap, mind you.  Alan Cumming’s soap.  Like not his bar of Ivory . . . like his actual branded and sold on shelves, soap.

So you see, Alan Cumming truly has done everything.

And what’s amazing is, as you’ll hear in one of my favorite podcasts of my 200+ episodes, he’s only just getting started.

I knew when I saw him in Cabaret back in 1998 that I was watching something . . . well . . . beyond.  Then I had the pleasure of producing his one-man Macbeth on Broadway and realized that Alan was not just an actor . . . he was a Super Hero of an Artist.  

We talked about Cabaret, Macbeth, and a whole host of things on this podcast about acting, art, getting recognized in public, success, failure, running nightclubs, and yes even those bars of soap (and how you can get them), as well as:

  • How he still gets nervous and how he deals with those nerves.
  • Why he is working on a solo dance piece . . . when he is NOT a trained dancer.
  • How being vulnerable is what gives him confidence.
  • The importance of actors being able to “turn it on.”
  • Why artists feel the need to leave on the edge of fear (and why he wants to do a documentary about it).

This episode is a must for all TheaterMakers out there, because Alan is one of the most successful makers of art . . . his own way . . . that is.

Here’s how to listen!

  • Click here to listen on our site!
  • Listen to it on iTunes here. (And if you like the podcast, give it a great review while you’re there!)
  • Download it here.

This week’s #SongWriterOfTheWeek is Joey Contreras! Check out his song “Joyride” from his latest EP, “Joyride.” It’s available on iTunes/Spotify/Apple Music. If you like what you hear and want to learn more, check out www.joeycontreras.com or @joeycontreras on Instagram.

This episode is brought to you by Sunlight Studios. With 8 bright and spacious studios for rent, you can rehearse your next Broadway hit knowing you’re in good hands. To book a studio today, please visit www.sunlightstudios.com. Use Code DAVENPORT to receive a 5% discount on bookings until January 2, 2020.

And when you’re done listening to the podcast, go listen to Alan’s cabaret song and story show, Legal Immigrant on Audible!

You’re Invited To The 11th Annual Producer’s Perspective Holiday Party!

We threw our first ever Producers Perspective Holiday Gather ELEVEN years ago.  I had no idea if anyone would show up.  And 48 hours later, we sold it out.

That was 11 freekin’ years ago.  If only all the shows I produced ran that long!

Well, until I get one of those long-running Wickeds or Rent, I’m proud to say that my holiday gathering is the longest-running show I’ve produced.

And it’s that time of year again!

Since you’re a loyal reader and fellow theater-lover, I’m happy to invite you to this year’s annual Producer’s Perspective Holiday Party!

Join me, other TheaterMakers and industry professions as we gather to celebrate and schmooze it up!

Because these have become such popular networking events, we’ve actually had to restrict the invitations over the last several years.  But this year, we’re going back to our roots and inviting EVERYBODY!

So if you’re a TheaterMaker . . .  writer, producer, actor, designer, director . . . or just a theater fan, come on down.  And bring a friend!

Come and celebrate the end of the year, the beginning of the next (which will be your most productive yet), and meet and greet with other TheaterMakers just like you.

And if you’re one of my readers who I haven’t met yet . . . I look forward to meeting you in person.  I’ll be the guy in the Santa hat.

Here are the details:

THE PRODUCER’S PERSPECTIVE HOLIDAY PARTY

DATE: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

PLACE: Midtown Manhattan, New York City
(exact location disclosed to registrants)

TIME: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

WHO: Members of the theater community

PRICE

General Public:  $30 (includes a free drink + snacks)

Members of TheaterMakersStudio:  Free (also includes a free drink + snacks)

To get into the party for free, sign up for TheaterMakersStudio for as low as $7 by clicking here.

 

To register for $30, click here.

See you there!

 

 

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