Broadway box office holds steady at $31 million; ‘Strange Loop’ House Record – Deadline


The Broadway box office was flat last week, with total receipts of $30,789,627 showing a 4% increase from the previous week, even with two fewer shows on the boards. Of particular note, A strange loop and GM retained their post-Tony Award strength: Both productions were among the sold-out houses on the list.

A strange loopwhich won the Tony for Best Musical, broke the Lyceum Theater box office record for a standard week of 8 performances, taking $860,496 for the week ending June 26, an increase of $15,183 from compared to the previous week. GM pocketed $1,681,671, a jump of $20,693.

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The other good students of the week were Sixplaying a week of seven performances due to a non-Covid cancellation and still grossing $1,200,308 (attendance was 100.3% of capacity), and The music manwith Hugh Jackman back from his Covid quarantine and takings jumping over $1.4 million to a total of $3,234,018.

In total, the 27 productions had a total attendance of 229,166 spectators, a small decrease of 1% compared to the previous week. The average ticket price of $134.36 was about 6% higher than the previous week’s $127.01, keeping the total box office flat.

In addition to A strange loop, MJ and Sixshows that reached or exceeded the 98% capacity mark were Aladdin, Hadestown, Hamilton, Moulin Rouge!, Plaza Suite, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, The Music Man and Nasty. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child approached 96%.

In the capacity range of 80% to 90% were Beetlejuice, come from afar (missing a performance because of the Covid), Company, Dear Evan Hansen, Funny Girl and macbeth (for seven performances).

In difficulty, with audiences below 60% capacity, were place of paradisedown $24,006 to $363,664 and playing at 58% capacity; POTUS ($494,182; 51% of capacity); and Minutes (increasing to a week of seven performances from the standard eight) filling 59.9% of the seats and grossing $251,171.

Season-to-date, Broadway has grossed $154,804,536, with total attendance of 1,190,281 at about 84% capacity.

The 27 productions grossing numbers on Broadway last week were Aladdin, American Buffalo, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Come From Away, Company, Dear Evan Hansen, Funny Girl, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Macbeth, MJ, The Minutes, Moulin Rouge!, Mr. Saturday Night, The Music Man, Paradise Square, The Phantom of the Opera, Plaza Suite, POTUS, Six, A Strange Loop, Tina and Nasty.

All figures courtesy of The Broadway League.

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