NEW YORK The box office at “American Idiot” had the time of its life in Week 19 thanks to a stint by Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, in one of the musical’s major roles.
The punk tuner jumped a whopping $600,000 to pull in $1,092,334 for the frame, playing to auds at 93% of capacity.
Sales easily rep a record for the show, which has its seen box office fluctuate over its more than five-month run.
Overall sales at many Main Stem productions picked up, with slippage at individual shows proving largely unremarkable. The total Broadway cume rose about $800,000 over last week to $17.3 million.
Attendance rose slightly over the same week last year, climbing to 222,529 for 28 shows on the boards vs. 218,000 for the same number of productions in 2009.
The 21 musicals grossed $15,386,906 for 89.1% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 181,848 at 79.2% capacity and average paid admission of $84.61.
The seven plays grossed $1,891,456 for 10.9% of the Broadway total, with attendance of 40,681 at 96.5% capacity and average paid admission of $46.49.
Average paid admission was $77.65 for all shows.