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Start of fall season uplifts Broadway box office as four productions begin previews

With the fall season of productions underway, Broadway's box office saw a significant uptick. For the week ending Sept. 18, the 24 productions on Broadway...

Despite some bright spots, Broadway box office tumbles after holiday weekend

Broadway's box office took a substantial financial hit following the Labor Day weekend. For the week ending Sept. 11, the 19 productions running on Broadway...

Holiday weekend boosts Broadway box office

The long Labor Day weekend drew more attendees to Broadway, resulting in a boost to the box office. For the week ending Sept. 4, the...

Broadway attendance drops as kids return to school

With summer vacation coming to a close and students gearing up for another school year, Broadway's attendance dipped last week. For the week ending Aug....

Broadway box office feels the weight of three fewer shows

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,...

‘Into the Woods’ breaks $2 million as Broadway box office holds steady

"Into the Woods" earned more than $2 million for the first time during a week when the Broadway box office remained steady. For the week...

Broadway shows surge in their final weeks on the Great White Way

Broadway saw minor changes at the box office last week as some productions surge ahead of closing. For the week ending Aug. 7, the 23...

Multiple Broadway musicals hit new box office highs

Multiple Broadway musicals hit new box office highs last week. For the week ending July 31, the 24 shows on Broadway grossed $29,502,148 - a...

Broadway shows maintain pace at box office

Broadway's box office mostly held steady for the week ending July 24. Collectively, Broadway grossed $29,531,601, a 1.8% increase compared to last week. The 25...

Holiday week floats Broadway box office above $30 million

The July 4 holiday week has floated Broadway’s box office back above $30 million. For the week ending July 10, the 29 productions on Broadway...

Broadway’s box office holds steady as ‘Into the Woods’ begins previews

Broadway’s box office held steady during a holiday week - and for many, the first week of summer vacation - as “Into the Woods”...

‘A Strange Loop,’ ‘MJ’ still flying high at the box office post-Tony Awards

“A Strange Loop” and “MJ” continue to break records at the box office following the Tony Awards. For the week ending June 26, the 27...

Tony Awards, COVID-19 impact Broadway box office

The impact of the Tony Awards and COVID-19 were felt at Broadway’s box office last week. For the week ending June 19, Broadway grossed $29,523,307,...

‘Plaza Suite’ breaks Broadway box office record as grosses increase

Broadway grosses increased and landed back above the $30 million mark last week. For the week ending June 12, Broadway grossed $31,588,947, up about 7%...

Broadway grosses slide as multiple shows close

With four fewer shows running, Broadway grosses dipped last week. For the week ending June 5, there were 31 shows running that grossed $29,555,352 and...

Broadway box office holds steady in first week of 2022-2023 season

The Broadway box office held steady in the first week of the 2022-2023 season. For the week ending May 29, the 35 productions grossed $33,093,845...

Almost all Broadway shows see uptick at box office in final week of 2021-2022...

Nearly every show running on Broadway saw an increase at the box office last week in the final week of the 2021-2022 season. There were...

‘A Strange Loop’ sees 45% jump at box office after Tony nominations

Broadway grosses held above $30 million last week, following Tony nominations and COVID-induced cancellations. For the week ending May 15, Broadway grossed $30,349,653, a mere...

Disparity grows at Broadway box office

Broadway’s grosses saw a slight improvement last week, even as the disparity between highest and lowest grossing shows continues to grow. For the week ending...

Broadway grosses see 15% drop as six shows open

Broadway grosses experienced an overall dip as six shows opened last week. For the week ending May 1, there were 36 shows running on Broadway...

Broadway grosses dip slightly despite increased attendance

Broadway grosses dipped slightly despite fuller attendance last week. For the week ending April 24, there were 35 shows running on Broadway. While the total...

Broadway box office rises as productions return

Broadway grosses picked up last week, as several productions began long-awaited performances and as the spring season swings into full gear. Total gross across all...

Some Broadway shows see spring boost amid COVID-19 cancellations

Broadway grosses dipped slightly last week, as COVID-19 cases led to the cancellation of several performances and as two productions held opening nights. All 31...

Industry capacity drops as more Broadway shows began previews

Seven Broadway shows began previews last week, bumping up the total weekly gross, but leading to a lower capacity across the industry.  The 31 productions...

‘The Music Man’ continues box office reign, industry capacity dips

"The Music Man" continued to top the weekly grosses, bringing in $3.3 million in the week ended March 27.  This is slightly less than it...

‘The Music Man’ tops $3 million as weekly grosses resume

"The Music Man" was the highest grossing show on Broadway last week, bringing in $3.45 million, according to box office reports from the week...

Broadway League returns to releasing grosses for individual shows

The Broadway League will resume reporting grosses for individual shows starting March 22.  This season, the League broke from tradition and publicly released grosses as...

Broadway grosses see $2.6 million bump

Broadway grosses ticked upward last week, as the industry added one more show to the weekly totals.  In the week ended March 13, grosses reached...

Industry grosses, capacity fall as Broadway Week ends

Broadway capacity dropped 14 percentage points last week, coming down from two weeks of seasonal highs.  In the week ended March 6, capacity fell to...

Broadway capacity reaches 92% in new high for the season

Broadway capacity hit another high last week, as the industry re-emerged from winter doldrums and the Omicron surge.  Capacity across all Broadway productions for the...

Broadway sets new capacity high for the season

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...

Broadway grosses see continued rebound from winter downturn

Broadway grosses showed more signs of improvement in the week ended Feb. 13.  Total grosses increased to $18.9 million, a jump of $2 million from...

Leaked grosses show impact of Omicron on Broadway

As the Omicron variant ripped through the Broadway industry, some productions saw capacities drop into the teens, while others weathered through with strong pricing...

Broadway sees upward trend in capacity, grosses

Broadway attendance rebounded last week as capacity ticked up to 81%, the highest level on record since the week of Dec. 16.  The industry grossed...

Broadway grosses fall to $15 million amid winter downturn

Broadway grosses dropped to $15 million last week, as the number of running productions dwindled to 19.  That's a $1.5 million drop from the previous...

Fall grosses show big wins for old brands, tougher economics elsewhere

In an uncertain fall on Broadway, consumers flocked to the big brands and returned to favorite musicals.  Even without the traditional tourist audience, "Wicked" and...

Broadway theater capacity rises as ticket prices tumble

Broadway grossed just $16.5 million last week, the second lowest on record this season, as the industry reported totals from a slim number of...

Broadway grosses see continued impact from Omicron

Broadway grosses remain low as the population contends with COVID-19 cases related to the Omicron variant and as the industry delves deeper into the...

Broadway theaters play to lowest capacity of the season

Broadway theaters played to their lowest capacity on record this season, as theaters across the industry reported 62% seats filled last week.  Grosses were similarly...

Broadway grosses plummet after COVID-19 cancellations

The Broadway industry grossed $14 million — $42 million below the totals from the comparable week in 2019 — in the typically lucrative week...

Broadway grosses drop as industry weathers COVID-19 cancellations

Broadway grosses took a hit last week as several productions canceled performances due to COVID-19 cases in their companies.  The industry grossed $22.5 million across...

Broadway grosses hit $30.5 million as industry nears holidays

Broadway grosses reached $30.5 million in the week ended Dec. 12, as the industry holds on to seasonal highs. Last week's total marks the second...

Broadway grosses keep up with holiday season

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...

Broadway posts record grosses during Thanksgiving week

Broadway had its highest grossing week on record this season, as the industry welcomed Thanksgiving Day crowds.  The 33 shows performing in the week ended...

Broadway posts second-highest grosses this season

Broadway shows collectively grossed $25.1 million last week, in the second highest grossing week on record this season.  Attendance across 32 shows in the week...

Broadway grosses hit new high

Last week, Broadway grosses reached their highest level recorded this season.  Collective grosses for the week ended Nov. 14 reached $25.6 million as the industry...

Broadway grosses bounce back after Halloween week

Broadway grosses rebounded last week, as the industry came out of a holiday period and added three new productions. Industrywide grosses reached $22.85 million across...

Broadway grosses fall $2.5 million during Halloween week

Broadway grosses took a $2.5 million hit last week, even with one more production added to the weekly totals. The 27 shows running last week...

Broadway shows filled 85% of all seats last week, League says

The Broadway League shared a snapshot of the industry's grosses Wednesday, saying that 85% of seats across all operating Broadway theaters were filled last...

Broadway shows may not report grosses upon return

When Broadway returns, shows may not necessarily report weekly grosses.  In an interview with the podcast "Putting It Together," Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin...

Disney shows take a hit at the box office in light of coronavirus

Broadway reported higher grosses and attendance than the previous week, but major brands took big hits to their box office amid fears of coronavirus.  For...

‘Beetlejuice’ breaks box office record for a third time

"Beetlejuice" has broken multiple box office records at the Winter Garden Theatre in recent weeks. The musical announced Monday that it broke the seven-performance week...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ breaks box office record for 9th time

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has once more broken its box office record, reaching a gross of $2.24 million for the week ended Oct. 13.  This...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ reports advance of more than $22 million

"To Kill a Mockingbird" currently has an advance of more than $22 million, producer Scott Rudin announced Monday. The Aaron Sorkin play has been playing...

‘Hamilton’ sees highest-grossing week in Broadway history

"Hamilton" made Broadway history yet again last week, bringing in the highest recorded gross for one show in a week. The musical grossed $4.04 million...

Broadway sees highest-grossing season on record

Broadway has yet again hit its highest-grossing season on record. Across the 2017-2018 season, Broadway shows brought in $1.7 billion with total attendance of 13.8...

‘Harry Potter’ brings in highest weekly gross in Broadway play history

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” broke the record for highest weekly gross for a play, bringing in $2.14 million last week. That amount,...

Broadway sees highest-grossing week in history

Broadway had its highest-grossing week on record last week amid premium prices and holiday demand. Overall, Broadway brought in $50.3 million, besting last year's record...

‘Hamilton’ breaks all-time box office record for third time

"Hamilton" broke its own box office record yet again. The show brought in $3,797,844 across eight shows in the week ending Dec. 24, which is the...

‘Hamilton’ breaks all-time Broadway box office record

"Hamilton" brought in more than $3.4 million last week, which is the highest gross ever recorded by a Broadway show in history, according to...

Broadway grosses fall as marathon takes over city

While the New York City Marathon brought 51,000 runners to all five boroughs, those runners were not racing to Broadway shows. The marathon, which wound...

‘Meteor Shower’ brings in record advance at Booth Theatre

“Meteor Shower” broke the Booth Theatre’s record for advance sales, bringing in more than $7.5 million, its producers announced Wednesday. With that advance, the...