Biz off; ‘Jersey’ 904g

Broadway grosses

NEW YORK — After the bounty of a boffo New Year’s, Broadway traditionally settles in for the winter chill. This year, total grosses fell to $16,983,367 for Week 32 (Jan. 2-8), down $8,247,416 from the record-breaking week before.

Of course, that gap is widened by the heightened grosses of the previous sesh and by a roster shortened by three year-end closings.

“The Color Purple,” “Jersey Boys” and the sold-out limited run of “The Odd Couple” stayed strong alongside such perennials as “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”

The solid $620,648 tally for “Rent” indicates it’s still holding on to a B.O. boost from the film.

Still, some shows began to feel the cold. Of this season’s entries, “The Woman in White” took a notable tumble of more than $385,000, and “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life” fell more than $80,000, although its number of perfs per week held steady at seven.

Long-running attractions such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Beauty and the Beast” also took big post-New Year’s hits.

And after holding out through the holidays, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Souvenir” and “Seascape” played their last.

The 20 musicals grossed $14,882,404 for 87.6% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 196,540 at 79.3% capacity.

The five plays grossed $2,100,963 for 12.4% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 29,756 at 72.2% capacity.

Average paid admission was $75.72 for musicals, $70.61 for plays and $75.05 for all shows.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety