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Broadway Box Office Makes Modest Rebound With $17 Million

Broadway field office showed some development last week, with industry for the 19 productions rising 12% from the old week to a entire $16,909,848. Paid attendance modified into up a commensurate 9% to 152,557, indicating that about 81% of on hand seats were filled within the middle of the week ending Feb. 6.

That’s a noticeable development over most modern weekends, when percentage of seats filled modified into topping out about about 75% or less.

Possible contributing to the uptick modified into the ongoing across-the-board Broadway Week 2-for-1 gross sales promotion, operating all over February. But every other seemingly element: MJ, the Michael Jackson musical, opened to in general solid (if every so continuously askance) experiences and solid social media enhance from King of Pop fans.

Moreover up and operating on all cylinders modified into The Song Man, with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, in its final weeks of previews old to this Thursday’s opening evening. (Critics were no longer invited to the preview performances, a damage with Broadway tradition.)

But every other consideration: The skinny roster of reveals – 19 in all – could well mirror a weeding out of productions that had been taking part in to a entire bunch empty seats. Both Girl From The North Nation and Flying Over Sunset – truthful reveals that deserved greater – were impacted by middling attendance within the middle of the December and January Omicron surge.

Moderate worth designate for the 19 productions modified into $111, up from the old week’s $108. In point of fact, the realistic worth designate – seemingly driven by the larger-promoting reveals – is no longer any longer dramatically lower than that pre-pandemic averages. For the an analogous week in 2020, the realistic designate modified into $113.

But all varied comparisons to the pre-Covid technology show appropriate how sturdy Broadway has been hit: For that first week in February 2020, total field office for 26 reveals modified into $26,971,364, indicating a nearly 40% fall in field office between then and now.

Season in the past, Broadway has grossed $435,996,138, with total attendance of 3,520,029 at about 80% of capability.

Productions reporting performances on Broadway within the middle of the week ending Feb. 6 were Aladdin; The E book of Mormon; Chicago; Reach From Away; Firm; David Byrne’s American Utopia; Dear Evan Hansen; Hadestown; Hamilton; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Lion King; MJ; Moulin Rouge! The Musical!; The Song Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Six; Skeleton Crew;  Tina; and Unfriendly.

All figures courtesy of the Broadway League, which, in distinction to old seasons, is no longer any longer releasing field office numbers for particular person reveals this season.

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