A slate of 4 new productions and renewed hobby in a few outdated ones driven Broadway field workplace up by way of 20% final week, with overall receipts for the 24 presentations achieving $24,954,517 and attendance mountain climbing 14% to 201,321 for the week finishing September 18.
Some of the beginners: Demise of a Salesman, 1776, Price of Residing and Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt. Waving good-bye used to be Pricey Evan Hansen and pronouncing its upcoming departure used to be The Phantom of the Opera.
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 received the Tony for Absolute 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 introduced its February 18 final on Friday, bringing an impending finish to 35 years of song of the evening — the manufacturing noticed a noticeable uptick in receipts: $964,172, up $96,175 from the former week. Just about 90% of the Majestic’s seats have been crammed, a determine that definitely will building up as the tip nears. The manufacturing reportedly bought about $2 million upfront gross sales within the 24 hours after the final used to be introduced.
Additionally more likely to see some upward momentum in coming weeks is Humorous Lady, which dropped by way of a few half-million bucks with celebrity Lea Michele out with Covid final week. Nonetheless, the newly buzzy revival grossed $1,136,518 however the celebrity’s absence, and crammed 84% of seats.
The 4 new presentations weren’t but as much as their complete eight-performance schedules final week, however attendance figures may well be telling. The Roundabout’s innovative revival of the musical 1776 — all the forged identifies as feminine, transgender and/or nonbinary — crammed an outstanding 91% of seats on the subscription-heavy venue, grossing $182,231 for 3 previews. Opening evening on the American Airways Theatre is October 6.
Demise 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 evening is October 9.
Leopoldstadt had 5 previews on the Longacre, promoting 76% of its tickets for a $556,493 gross. Its opening evening is October 2.
Price of Residing, Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner taking part in on the Friedman in a New york Theatre Membership manufacturing, had six previews, grossed $120,787 and crammed just about 80% of seats. Opening evening 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 final week have been 1776, Aladdin, Beetlejuice, The Ebook of Mormon, Chicago, Come From Away, Price of Residing, Pricey Evan Hansen, Demise of a Salesman, Humorous Lady, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Kid, Into the Woods, The Kite Runner, Leopoldstadt, The Lion King, The Track Guy, MJ, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, Six, A Odd Loop and Depraved.
All figures courtesy of the Broadway League.