Although grosses are marginally up from this time last year, sadly attendance and the number of running weeks are down. However much like everything else in life, Broadway is a constant ebb and flow. With the success of mega hits like Hamilton and newer shows like Waitress holding their own, I’m confident we will see a rise in numbers across the board over the next two quarters and into the spring.
Here’s the breakdown:
At the end of three-quarters, Broadway has grossed a total of $1,029,852,538.
Last season at the end of Q3 we had grossed $1,028,580,194.
That’s up .1% from last year.
9,522,036 people have seen Broadway shows so far this season.
9,799,882 people had seen Broadway shows at the same time last year.
That’s down 2.8% from last season.
There were 1,128 playing weeks so far this season.
There were 1,197 playing weeks last season.
That’s a decrease of 5.8% over last year.