Fresh blood pumps Broadway B.O.

Sales follow annual slow rise after Labor Day dip

NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot.

Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% of capacity.

Attendance at the Gotham leg of comedy “La Bete” ($217,164) topped 88%, the highest of the additions to the Main Stem. Meanwhile the Vince Lombardi bio-play ($89,427 for three perfs) had a credible start, with attendance just below 75%.

And the commercial transfer of “Time Stands Still” ($221,769 for four perfs) hoped to re-create the steady stream of business the show experienced in its nonprofit run earlier this year.

Overall, receipts hit $16.5 million for 28 shows on the boards, with attendance at 81%.

So far this fall, sales are obeying the usual trajectory of a major dip after Labor Day, followed by the slow return of B.O. throughout September and into October.

The 21 musicals grossed $15,286,753 for 92.8% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 181,263 at 81.1% capacity and average paid admission of $84.33.

The seven plays grossed $1,184,424 for 7.2% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 25,062 at 81.2% capacity and average paid admission of $47.26.

Average paid admission was $79.83 for all shows.

More Legit

  • Pinocchio review

    London Theater Review: 'Pinocchio'

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • The Children review

    Broadway Review: 'The Children'

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • Marilyn Stasio's 10 Best New York

    10 Best New York Theater Productions of 2017

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

  • Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz to Star in Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' at Geffen Playhouse

    NEW YORK — New blood came to Broadway during Week 18 (Sept. 20-26), with five productions kicking off previews and adding a chunk of coin to the pot. Both “A Life in the Theater” ($344,287), the David Mamet two-hander and musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” ($281,383) played to auds at a bit more than 65% […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content