Broadway Grosses Hit By Another Storm for the Week Ending Nov. 11, 2012

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Broadway Grosses Still Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Four shows in the Millionaire Club for the week ending November 11, 2012, as Broadway continues to suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and as yet another storm hit New York. The Book of Mormon is in the top spot once again and, aside from Glengarry Glen Ross, starring Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale, it seems to be the only production that hasn’t been effected. Average capacity is down considerably from the norm; few shows had capacities greater than 90% and more than half of Broadway houses were less than 70% full. Ticket revenue is low as well at only $61.28 a seat.

The holidays are officially in season on the Great White Way as Christmas themed musicals A Christmas Story and Elf began performances. The Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz comedy Dead Accounts also began previews this week, as did Lincoln Center’s revival of Golden Boy.

Averages and Totals:

  • 11 Plays, 21 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $19,598,827
  • 4 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 73.43%
  • Average Ticket Price— $83.46
  • Revenue Per Seat— $61.28
  • Total Attendance— 219,655
  • Empty Seats— 80,958
Show Name Gross Total Attn Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,627,820 8,752 8,528 102.63% $185.99
THE LION KING $1,506,571 12,245 13,416 91.27% $123.04
WICKED $1,506,283 12,560 14,472 86.79% $119.93
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,077,972 11,314 15,440 73.28% $95.28
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS $991,322 7,404 7,497 98.76% $133.89
ONCE $948,613 7,701 8,464 90.99% $123.18
JERSEY BOYS $892,540 8,559 9,824 87.12% $104.28
ANNIE $872,700 10,763 13,344 80.66% $81.08
EVITA $864,021 8,221 12,896 63.75% $105.10
NEWSIES $740,138 8,063 9,560 84.34% $91.79
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $736,134 7,611 11,512 66.11% $96.72
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $647,157 8,153 12,840 63.50% $79.38
MAMMA MIA! $612,816 7,513 11,984 62.69% $81.57
MARY POPPINS $603,559 8,982 14,376 62.48% $67.20
THE HEIRESS $583,852 6,310 7,608 82.94% $92.53
WAR HORSE $516,829 5,912 8,552 69.13% $87.42
CHICAGO $476,867 5,673 8,640 65.66% $84.06
ROCK OF AGES $471,749 4,365 4,664 93.59% $108.08
A CHRISTMAS STORY $461,281 7,225 10,605 68.13% $63.85
ELF $438,569 6,502 7,120 91.32% $67.45
CHAPLIN $382,398 5,192 8,360 62.11% $73.65
BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL $341,557 5,406 10,672 50.66% $63.18
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? $324,636 3,536 5,474 64.60% $91.81
GRACE $313,522 4,050 8,632 46.92% $77.41
DEAD ACCOUNTS $310,468 4,188 7,063 59.29% $74.13
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER $268,425 4,404 8,304 53.03% $60.95
CYRANO DE BERGERAC $258,593 4,642 5,824 79.70% $55.71
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD $236,602 6,862 8,032 85.43% $34.48
THE PERFORMERS $182,143 5,780 8,616 67.08% $31.51
SCANDALOUS $181,738 6,757 10,816 62.47% $26.90
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE $133,315 3,083 4,508 68.39% $43.24
GOLDEN BOY $88,644 1,927 2,970 64.88% $46.00