Broadway grosses dropped from Thanksgiving highs last week, but still maintained elevated levels.
Grosses across the 29 shows on Broadway reached $26.2 million in the week ended Dec. 5 and theaters played at an 83% capacity. This is still the second highest gross reported this season, even though the industry had four fewer shows than in preceding weeks.
“Is This a Room,” “Dana H.” and “Chicken & Biscuits” played their final performances in the week ended Nov. 28. “American Utopia” canceled all performances last week due to a “non-COVID related illness.”
There were 217 performances played on Broadway last week — fewer than in the two previous weeks — due to the show closures, as well as the cancellation of three “Wicked” performances due to COVID-19 cases in the company.
The average ticket price across the 29 shows was $124.35, which is a drop from the $136.35 commanded in the week around Thanksgiving, but higher than the four weeks preceding that. In the first week grosses were released, ended Oct. 24, the average ticket price was $125.87.
The grosses are being released as collective totals for all shows, and therefore do not represent an accurate picture of all shows on Broadway.