Broadway box office persisted its climb again from the early-winter Omicron surge, with 19 productions grossing a total $18,939,840 for the week ending Feb. 13, a 12% leap over the outdated week’s accumulate.
Whole attendance for the reveals used to be up 9% to 165,971, 87% of total seating capacity. Average tag designate used to be $114, up quite so a lot of bucks from the outdated week.
Though the Broadway League is no longer releasing figures for particular person reveals this season – a smash from longstanding custom – remaining week’s upward swing no question reflects stable box office results from two recently opened productions: MJ, the Michael Jackson musical, and remaining week’s worthwhile opener The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Though the latter bought combined evaluations from critics, box office and approach sales are regarded as stable (and producers space apart handiest one night time for reviewer comps slightly than the conventional quite so a lot of).
Final week’s $18.9M box office figure compares to $26.9M for the related week in 2020, true a month sooner than the industry’s Covid pandemic shutdown.
Season thus a ways, Broadway has grossed $454,935,978, with total attendance of 3,686,000 at about 80% of capacity.
Productions reporting performances on Broadway someday of the week ending Feb. 13 had been Aladdin; The Ebook of Mormon; Chicago; Reach From Away; Company; David Byrne’s American Utopia; Pricey Evan Hansen; Hadestown; Hamilton; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Lion King; MJ; Moulin Rouge! The Musical!; The Music Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Six; Skeleton Crew; Tina; and Wicked.
All figures courtesy of the Broadway League, which, unlike outdated seasons, is no longer releasing box office figures for particular person reveals this season on account of the affect of Covid on taking half in schedules and diversified statistics.