Broadway Grosses w/e 12/6/09

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC $789,409 6,230 95.60% $126.71
A STEADY RAIN $1,292,210 8,670 101.19% $149.04
AFTER MISS JULIE $280,046 5,255 88.77% $53.29
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL $1,426,947 11,107 97.70% $128.47
BURN THE FLOOR $305,958 4,802 57.50% $63.71
BYE BYE BIRDIE $574,456 7,115 86.68% $80.74
CHICAGO $533,651 6,603 76.42% $80.82
FELA! $414,992 5,727 79.43% $72.46
FINIAN'S RAINBOW $589,167 8,945 65.73% $65.87
GOD OF CARNAGE $557,531 5,939 68.87% $93.88
HAIR $662,516 7,257 64.24% $91.29
HAMLET $1,001,280 9,052 96.38% $110.61
IN THE HEIGHTS $569,442 6,901 63.20% $82.52
IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY $226,704 4,135 57.49% $54.83
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS $1,101,858 9,853 76.26% $111.83
JERSEY BOYS $1,226,872 9,872 100.98% $124.28
MAMMA MIA! $950,139 10,044 83.81% $94.60
MARY POPPINS $808,624 9,997 69.54% $80.89
MEMPHIS $650,579 8,447 71.83% $77.02
NEXT TO NORMAL $340,204 4,471 72.39% $76.09
OLEANNA $163,737 3,284 51.06% $49.86
RACE $495,519 7,387 87.28% $67.08
RAGTIME $480,290 6,475 57.04% $74.18
ROCK OF AGES $593,113 6,175 77.42% $96.05
SHREK THE MUSICAL $765,464 9,556 68.93% $80.10
SOUTH PACIFIC $712,430 6,707 80.54% $106.22
SUPERIOR DONUTS $226,785 3,824 48.23% $59.31
THE 39 STEPS $179,841 2,820 59.85% $63.77
THE LION KING $1,356,260 12,586 95.12% $107.76
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $712,935 8,282 64.10% $86.08
THE ROYAL FAMILY $148,120 3,508 67.46% $42.22
WEST SIDE STORY $949,646 9,916 73.04% $95.77
WICKED $1,535,600 13,698 94.65% $112.10
WISHFUL DRINKING $358,435 5,762 71.74% $62.21
TOTAL $22,980,756 250,402 75.60% $85.93

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/29/09

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC $754,236 5,859 89.90% $128.73
A STEADY RAIN $1,199,574 8,666 101.14% $138.42
AFTER MISS JULIE $211,997 4,490 75.84% $47.22
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL $1,574,502 11,368 100.00% $138.50
BURN THE FLOOR $311,317 4,317 51.69% $72.11
BYE BYE BIRDIE $796,620 8,000 97.47% $99.58
CHICAGO $576,139 6,699 77.53% $86.00
FELA! $510,371 7,114 86.33% $71.74
FINIAN'S RAINBOW $573,110 7,337 53.92% $78.11
GOD OF CARNAGE $506,133 5,243 60.80% $96.53
HAIR $888,940 8,965 79.36% $99.16
HAMLET $947,424 8,849 94.22% $107.07
IN THE HEIGHTS $741,437 7,426 68.00% $99.84
IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY $150,727 3,430 47.69% $43.94
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS $753,035 7,777 53.51% $96.83
JERSEY BOYS $1,323,745 9,830 100.55% $134.66
MAMMA MIA! $972,818 9,862 82.29% $98.64
MARY POPPINS $1,068,271 11,666 81.15% $91.57
MEMPHIS $613,940 7,468 63.50% $82.21
NEXT TO NORMAL $375,858 4,676 75.71% $80.38
OLEANNA $129,778 2,060 32.03% $63.00
RACE $448,415 5,696 67.30% $78.72
RAGTIME $555,314 6,351 55.95% $87.44
ROCK OF AGES $640,634 6,392 80.14% $100.22
SHREK THE MUSICAL $1,025,635 10,551 76.10% $97.21
SOUTH PACIFIC $805,444 7,580 91.02% $106.26
SUPERIOR DONUTS $215,339 3,352 42.28% $64.24
THE 39 STEPS $184,861 2,543 53.97% $72.69
THE LION KING $1,693,074 13,239 100.05% $127.89
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,017,013 10,934 84.63% $93.01
THE ROYAL FAMILY $161,070 3,456 66.46% $46.61
WEST SIDE STORY $1,206,235 11,334 83.49% $106.43
WICKED $2,086,135 14,472 100.00% $144.15
WISHFUL DRINKING $293,221 5,726 71.29% $51.21
TOTAL $25,312,358 252,728 74.86% $92.07

Broadway’s 2nd Quarter results: The season is half over. How we doin’?

It’s that time already, can you believe it?  Seems like just yesterday we were BBQing in our backyards and taking Summer Fridays.

And now look . . .

The temp has dropped, it gets dark at 4:30, and the Radio City Christmas Show is kicking again.  You know what that means?

We’ve reached the end of the 2nd Quarter of our Broadway Fiscal Year.

Week #26 of the Broadway season ended on Sunday, so let’s check and see how we’re doing!

Total gross sales for Quarter #2 were $242,217,564, which is UP (!) 5.9% over last year’s Q2 posting of $227,836,554.

All I have to say to this bit of news is thank you Mr. Jackman, Mr. Craig and Mr. Law (and the retiring company of God of Carnage, don’t forget).

So, we’re winning the second furlong, but where does this put us for the entire horse race of a season?

As you’ll remember from our Q1 analysis, our gross was down 3.2% and attendance was down a gi-normous 9.6%.  Thanks to our strong Q2, we’ve picked up ground.

The season gross tally thus far is $500,376.907, or up a marginal .4%.

Unfortunately, the disturbing spread in our gross and our attendance remains.

Last season we had put 6,125,872 butts in the seats.  This year, we’ve only put 5,806,155.

How will we do in Q3?

Unfortunately, I’m predicting some more slippage.  We will lose some ground over the next 13 weeks.  Those giant super power plays disappear soon, and I don’t see any other million-dollar shows on the horizon, do you?  And the shows killing with the critics (Ragtime, Finian’s) haven’t yet exploded at the BO.  (Sign of the economic times, or are the critics losing power even faster than we thought).

We need a big fat musical hit.

Will it be this?

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/22/09

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A STEADY RAIN $1,170,859 8,645 100.90% $135.44
AFTER MISS JULIE $229,019 4,364 73.72% $52.48
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL $1,297,066 10,768 94.72% $120.46
BURN THE FLOOR $320,485 5,660 67.77% $56.62
BYE BYE BIRDIE $592,404 7,768 94.64% $76.26
CHICAGO $405,115 5,322 61.60% $76.12
FELA! $249,610 6,888 95.53% $36.24
FINIAN'S RAINBOW $532,291 8,546 62.80% $62.29
GOD OF CARNAGE $497,779 5,392 62.52% $92.32
HAIR $596,302 7,095 62.81% $84.05
HAMLET $934,627 9,074 96.61% $103.00
IN THE HEIGHTS $525,294 6,620 60.62% $79.35
IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY $143,731 4,427 61.55% $32.47
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS $534,443 7,407 57.33% $72.15
JERSEY BOYS $1,149,626 9,823 100.48% $117.03
MAMMA MIA! $743,680 8,955 74.72% $83.05
MARY POPPINS $658,797 9,718 67.60% $67.79
MEMPHIS $640,437 9,287 78.97% $68.96
NEXT TO NORMAL $341,883 4,619 74.79% $74.02
OLEANNA $149,424 2,769 43.05% $53.96
RACE $519,352 7,204 85.11% $72.09
RAGTIME $419,359 6,734 59.32% $62.27
ROCK OF AGES $560,631 6,391 80.13% $87.72
SHREK THE MUSICAL $580,238 8,033 57.94% $72.23
SOUTH PACIFIC $651,648 6,512 78.19% $100.07
SUPERIOR DONUTS $222,868 3,477 43.86% $64.10
THE 39 STEPS $142,276 2,599 55.16% $54.74
THE LION KING $1,191,066 11,635 87.93% $102.37
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $655,516 8,412 65.11% $77.93
THE ROYAL FAMILY $201,887 3,353 64.48% $60.21
WEST SIDE STORY $949,737 10,162 74.85% $93.46
WICKED $1,430,006 13,343 92.20% $107.17
WISHFUL DRINKING $385,078 6,389 79.54% $60.27
TOTAL $19,622,530 237,391 73.23% $77.54

Broadway Grosses w/e 11/15/09

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Cap AvgPdAdm
A STEADY RAIN $1,202,161 8,665 101.13% $138.74
AFTER MISS JULIE $229,464 4,348 73.45% $52.77
BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL $1,387,830 11,280 99.23% $123.03
BURN THE FLOOR $325,800 5,454 65.30% $59.74
BYE BYE BIRDIE $635,450 8,074 98.37% $78.70
CHICAGO $444,816 5,882 68.08% $75.62
FELA! $264,145 6,219 86.26% $42.47
FINIAN'S RAINBOW $556,069 9,342 68.65% $59.52
GOD OF CARNAGE $1,107,302 8,817 102.24% $125.59
HAIR $758,827 8,659 76.66% $87.63
HAMLET $947,180 9,286 98.87% $102.00
IN THE HEIGHTS $651,197 7,747 70.94% $84.06
IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY $162,622 5,268 71.42% $30.87
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS $334,409 4,779 59.18% $69.97
JERSEY BOYS $1,191,398 9,881 101.07% $120.57
MAMMA MIA! $811,600 9,707 81.00% $83.61
MARY POPPINS $694,997 9,665 67.23% $71.91
MEMPHIS $672,285 10,015 85.16% $67.13
NEXT TO NORMAL $394,504 5,060 81.93% $77.97
OLEANNA $241,999 4,159 64.66% $58.19
RAGTIME $466,489 9,872 86.96% $47.25
ROCK OF AGES $608,748 7,108 89.12% $85.64
SHREK THE MUSICAL $581,794 7,783 56.14% $74.75
SOUTH PACIFIC $713,666 7,036 84.49% $101.43
SUPERIOR DONUTS $257,890 3,887 49.03% $66.35
THE 39 STEPS $197,281 3,162 67.11% $62.39
THE LION KING $1,166,487 11,503 86.93% $101.41
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $764,769 9,938 76.92% $76.95
THE ROYAL FAMILY $259,843 4,594 88.35% $56.56
WEST SIDE STORY $971,851 10,731 79.04% $90.56
WICKED $1,549,328 14,330 99.02% $108.12
WISHFUL DRINKING $411,088 6,919 86.14% $59.41
TOTAL $20,963,283 249,170 80.31% $79.40
Ken Davenport
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