Broadway grosses continued a steady upward climb last week, as capacity reached a new high for the season.
In the week ended Feb. 20, capacity across all Broadway productions hit 89.8%. This is the highest of any week this season, surpassing the 88.2% capacity recorded in the industry’s reopening week, ended Sept. 19, according to a Broadway News analysis of confidential grosses.
Total grosses reached $21.8 million, an increase of $2.9 million from the previous week, across 19 running productions. Grosses have seen a $7 million rise across the past four weeks, suggesting a broader recovery from the industry’s Omicron slump.
The high capacity also comes amid the Broadway Week promotion, which offers discounted tickets through Feb. 27, and leading into the President’s Day holiday, as well as the start of Winter Break for New York City schools. “Skeleton Crew” played its last performance at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Sunday.
The comparable week in 2020, encompassing the weekend before President’s Day, saw capacity hit 94% across 27 running shows and grosses of $31.1 million.