With three fewer shows running last week, Broadway’s box office took a financial hit.
For the week ending Aug. 21, the 20 productions grossed $22,232,527, down 19% from the previous week. Capacity held steady at 89%.
The three top-grossing productions were “Hamilton,” “Into the Woods” and “The Lion King.”
“The Music Man,” which has consistently been a top-grossing musical this year, was on a scheduled hiatus and had no performances.
“Into the Woods” continues to climb at the box office, having its best week yet as far as gross, attendance and ticket average are concerned. The musical earned $2,082,651.70 and entertained 13,689 theatergoers last week, with an average ticket price of $152.14.
“Dear Evan Hansen,” which has entered its final month on Broadway, was forced to cancel both performances on Aug. 20 due to an issue with the theater’s air conditioning system. The musical did play to more than 100% capacity last week, as did “Hamilton,” “Into the Woods” and “MJ.”
“Come From Away,” which has also entered the final weeks of its Broadway run, had its best week financially since Dec. 2021. The musical earned $636,113.72, up 12%, and played to 88% capacity, up 10%.
Six productions played to less than 80% capacity, including “Beetlejuice,” “Chicago,” “Funny Girl,” “Mr. Saturday Night,” “The Kite Runner” and “The Phantom of the Opera.”