July 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm #434803
^Though it should be noted that Hedwig only had 6 shows this week. That combined with press and industry comps for Diggs’ first show likely lead to the decline. The King and I shaved off some gross due to Kelli O’Hara’s scheduled vacation. But I’d expect both these shows to be up next week.
Amazing Grace…I just don’t even know. They added another week of dates to TDF for performances til September 2. So maybe theyre taking it a week at a time? I wish I had that much excess money to toss into the wind.July 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm #434804
Ah, good. I didn’t notice that Hedwig had a shortened week. I thought that gross seemed low for the attendance %age.
And Hamilton has the weirdest, most random performance schedule I can remember. Check out their calendar on their website. No set dark day, some weeks seven perfs, some weeks eight… I guess it doesn’t matter, they’ll sell out anyway.August 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm #434805
Not a lot remarkable in this week’s grosses. Hedwig went from six performances last week to seven this week and dropped $14,000 in gross, so that doesn’t seem to bode well for Taye Diggs’s tenure. Hamilton did an eight-performance week and rose to a gross of $1.49 million. The King and I bounced back following Kelli O’Hara’s vacation.
Highest average ticket: The Lion King, $173.37
Lowest average ticket: Amazing Grace, $62.32
Sellouts: Aladdin, Fun Home, Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, The Book of MormonAugust 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm #434806
Nothing major in this week’s grosses, though Chicago and Finding Neverland were down substantially. I’m thinking I read FN has been affected by absences and vacations lately. Hamilton was down in receipts due to opening week comps. Amazing Grace was up 1% in attendance, but down over 10% in receipts, so there’s a whole lotta paperin’ goin’ on.
Sellouts: Aladdin, Fun Home, Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King
Highest average ticket: The Lion King, $171.98
Lowest average ticket: On the Town, $53.00August 11, 2015 at 1:28 pm #434807
Id say the biggest thing this past week was Aladdin crossing the 2 million mark, surpassing Wicked to nab the #2 position behind The Lion King for grosses. Pretty impressive, and its almost like the show is seeing more of a surge now than when it first opened (not that it was ever doing poorly).August 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm #434808
Aladdin did 9 performances last week, while Wicked and The Lion King went back to 8.August 12, 2015 at 9:28 am #434809
Thats true, I know. But even their recent 8 show weeks have seen an impressive surge. I guess Disney is just expert at capturing the summer tourist market.August 18, 2015 at 5:36 am #434810
Just about everything was down last week as we ho-hum our way through the August doldrums. Hamilton bounced back up in its first post-opening frame to take in $1.46 million. Even top-grosser The Lion King was down $168,000 from last week, but still did nearly $2.2 million.
Sellouts: Aladdin, Fun Home, Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon
Highest average ticket price: The Book of Mormon, $166.70
Lowest average ticket price: On the Town, $53.55August 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm #434811
Another icky week for the grosses, as just about all shows were down. And the few that were up weren’t by significant amounts. Shows like The Lion King, Wicked, and Curious Incident had sizable drops, but of course they also have the furthest to fall. On the Town was down to a dismal $395,000 gross and average ticket of $50.55, so I guess the announcement of its imminent closing hasn’t given it a last-minute box-office goose.
Sellouts: Fun Home, Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon, The Lion KingAugust 31, 2015 at 12:50 pm #434812
Another bad week with lots of big drops. The impending closure of On the Town was the only exception, as it finally appears to have made a difference this week. Receipts for the show were up over $500,000, to $914,000. Hamilton and The Book of Mormon were the only sellouts last week.September 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm #434813
Mamma Mia! closed this past week after a run of 14 previews and 5758 regular performances. Hedwig and the Angry Inch also closed after 22 previews and 507 regular performances. Spring Awakening opened to a very middling $449,000 take with an average ticket of $66. Tony winner Alex Sharp played his final performance in Curious Incident and the show rose to 94.7% attendance. Finding Neverland and Something Rotten! seem to be trending downward in percentage attendance even more so that most shows during these slow summer months. SR! was only at 67.8% capacity, but still has an average ticket of $92.82, indicating they aren’t doing any mass discounts yet.
Sellouts: Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Book of Mormon, The Lion KingSeptember 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm #434814
As Finding Neverland ceases to be the big “new” family show, I expect its grosses will follow a pattern similar to Matilda. That show really rides the peaks and valleys of the season, seing incredible business when tourists are in town and sharp declines during the typical slow months. I would guess Finding Neverland will also trend downward until the holiday season bump.September 17, 2015 at 5:18 am #434815
Well they just announced the closing date of AMAZING GRACE, although I think the only surprise here is that the date is as late as it is: October 25th. There was that October 4th rumor bouncing around, but I must say…it amazing how we’ve had so many shows really try to stick out a run in the past year like this one and On the Town and Honeymoon in Vegas.September 22, 2015 at 8:07 am #434816
Seems the fall recovery is starting. Every show except Hamilton and Curious Incident was up last week, many by a significant ($100,000+) amount, including Something Rotten! and An American in Paris. It doesn’t appear that the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening is exactly lighting up the box office enough to justify any kind of extension so far. It opens on Sunday, so maybe if it gets lots of raves, things will pick up.
Sellouts: Beautiful (never underestimate the profit potential in repackaging oldies for baby boomers), Fun Home, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King
Two subscription-based shows started performances last week: Fool for Love (MTC) and Old Times (Roundabout). Attendance was decent if unspectacular for both.
September 29, 2015 at 8:31 am #434817
Last week’s grosses were a big vomit. Most shows were down significantly. The week was an anomaly because of the combination of some Jewish holidays, as well as the Pope’s visit and the UN being in session, events which cause many to avoid Manhattan and wait for a different time.