A slate of 4 new productions and renewed hobby in a few previous ones driven Broadway box office up through 20% closing week, with overall receipts for the 24 displays attaining $24,954,517 and attendance hiking 14% to 201,321 for the week finishing September 18.
Among the learners: Death of a Salesman, 1776, Cost of Living and Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt. Waving goodbye used to be Dear Evan Hansen and saying its upcoming departure used to be The Phantom of the Opera.
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First, Hansen. The musical closed September 18, promoting out for its ultimate week and grossing a large $1,251,593. A run that started November 14, 2016, ended after having performed 1,678 performances. It won the Tony for Best Musical.
And whilst it used to be too quickly to peer a lot of the Phantom hubbub at the week’s chart — the musical announced its February 18 remaining on Friday, bringing an approaching finish to 35 years of tune of the night time — the manufacturing noticed a noticeable uptick in receipts: $964,172, up $96,175 from the former week. Nearly 90% of the Majestic’s seats have been crammed, a determine that certainly will build up as the tip nears. The manufacturing reportedly bought about $2 million prematurely gross sales within the 24 hours after the remaining used to be introduced.
Also prone to see some upward momentum in coming weeks is Funny Girl, which dropped through a few half-million greenbacks with big name Lea Michele out with Covid closing week. Still, the newly buzzy revival grossed $1,136,518 however the big name’s absence, and crammed 84% of seats.
The 4 new displays weren’t but as much as their complete eight-performance schedules closing week, however attendance figures may well be telling. The Roundabout’s modern revival of the musical 1776 — all of the solid identifies as feminine, transgender and/or nonbinary — crammed an excellent 91% of seats on the subscription-heavy venue, grossing $182,231 for 3 previews. Opening night time on the American Airlines Theatre is October 6.
Death of a Salesman, the heralded London manufacturing starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke, had one preview on the Hudson, filling 98% of seats and grossing $93,114. Opening night time is October 9.
Leopoldstadt had 5 previews on the Longacre, promoting 76% of its tickets for a $556,493 gross. Its opening night time is October 2.
Cost of Living, Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner taking part in on the Friedman in a Manhattan Theatre Club manufacturing, had six previews, grossed $120,787 and crammed just about 80% of seats. Opening night time is October 3.
Season up to now, Broadway has grossed $474,777,678, with overall attendance of three,702,991 at about 87% of capability.
The 24 productions reporting figures on Broadway closing week have been 1776, Aladdin, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Come From Away, Cost of Living, Dear Evan Hansen, Death of a Salesman, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Into the Woods, The Kite Runner, Leopoldstadt, The Lion King, The Music Man, MJ, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, A Strange Loop and Wicked.
All figures courtesy of the Broadway League.
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