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Broadway Box Office Slides 11% To $16M As Roster Drops To 21 Shows – Deadline

Broadway continued its winter freeze final week, with field workplace dropping 11% to a slim $16,494,289 for its meager 21-show roster. Attendance for the week ending Jan. 23 was 152,135, a slip of 6% from the earlier week.

The diminished roster – the earlier week had 25 productions on the boards – did appear to assist at the least some per-show attendances: In all, whole attendance was at 75% of Broadway capability, a noticeable leap from the earlier week’s 66%.

The figures additionally mirror the diminished costs of the twice-annual Broadway Week promotion (really, practically a month this 12 months, ending Feb. 13), with two-for-one tickets obtainable at many exhibits.

Despite a modest $108 common ticket value, many potential theater-goers apparently remained reluctant to enterprise out throughout New York’s still-concerning – if considerably receding – Omicron wave. No Broadway manufacturing final week noticed any canceled performances final week as a result of sickness.

Still, 4 productions had been gone from the roster, together with To Kill a Mockingbird (on hiatus till June 1) and the closed Flying Over Sunset, Ain’t Too Proud and Clyde’s. Next week’s roster will probably be thinner nonetheless, with the departures of Girl From The North Country (eyeing a possible spring return) and Slave Play.

Season up to now, Broadway has grossed $404,048,064, with whole attendance of three,227,888 at about 80% of capability.

The Broadway League is just not releasing field workplace numbers for particular person exhibits this season, in a break with custom, so the precise influence of viewers declines on every explicit manufacturing is unverifiable.

Productions reporting performances on Broadway through the week ending Jan. 23 had been  Aladdin; The Book of Mormon; Chicago; Come From Away; Company; David Byrne’s American Utopia; Dear Evan Hansen; Girl From the North Country; Hadestown; Hamilton; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; The Lion King; MJ; Moulin Rouge! The Musical!; The Music Man; The Phantom of the Opera; Six; Skeleton Crew; Slave Play; Tina; and Wicked.

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