Broadway Box Office Report

Broadway Box Office Report

Broadway box office numbers have remained relatively stable as the transitions into the post-Memorial Day summer season. Despite a slight decline in ticket from the previous week, the 35 productions collectively grossed $33,662,845 for the week ending June 2nd. This represents a 5% decrease from the previous week, but an 8% increase compared to the same time last year.

The only new addition to Broadway this week was Ben Platt: Live At The Palace. The concert residency, held at the newly renovated and reopened Palace Theatre, grossed $650,306 for its first six performances. With attendance at around 87% of available seats, Platt's show made a solid debut on the Great White Way.

Several productions experienced a drop in box office due to high-profile cast members being away. For example, Daniel Radcliffe's absence from Merrily We Roll Along caused a $464,004 decrease in gross . Despite this, the show still managed to out with a gross of $1,148,603. Similarly, Steve Carell's sickness resulted in a noticeable decline in attendance for Uncle Vanya, with grosses falling by $268,341 to $734,380.

The top earner of the week was the long-running hit The Lion King, bringing in $2,084,039. Other productions that grossed over $1 million included Aladdin, Hamilton, Wicked, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Shows that sold out performances included An Enemy of the People, Hell's Kitchen, and Merrily We Roll Along. On the other hand, Patriots and The Heart of Rock and Roll struggled to fill seats, each at 58% of capacity.

So far this season, Broadway has grossed $68,958,251 with total attendance reaching 567,499. As the second week of the new season comes to a close, the industry continues to face challenges and successes. With a diverse lineup of productions and a dedicated audience, Broadway remains a vibrant and essential part of the entertainment landscape.

While there were some ups and downs in the Broadway box office this week, the overall industry seems to be in good shape. With a mix of new and established shows captivating audiences, Broadway continues to thrive as a hub of and entertainment. Looking ahead, the summer season promises more excitement and for the Great White Way.

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