Broadway’s spring season kicked off in higher gear last week, with the arrival of seven prequel productions (more to come in the next few weeks). Business was strong overall, with 31 shows grossing $ 28,818,836. The figure marks a 7% increase over the previous week, a jump due to a small fraction for great performances like the recent arrival Funny girl, Mr. Saturday Night, Plaza Suite And of course, Music Man.
Total attendance for the week ended April 3 was 224,053, an increase of 12% over the previous week’s 200,731 when the boards had seven less productions. The average price of a Broadway ticket across the board is $ 128.63.
Two shows officially opened last week: Plaza suite, Starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, continues its strong business with mixed-to-positive reviews, $ 1,288,716 gross and full house. The average ticket price was a whopping $ 178.75.
The review was less enthusiastic Paradise Square, Taking a decent 296,350 a week with musical instruments is a must include for critically acclaimed comps and opening nights. Although Ethel Barrymore had 91% of the seats filled, the average ticket price was a small $ 41.36.
In the first (almost) whole week, Funny girl Beanie Feldstein took an impressive $ 1,263,178 for seven previews, filled all the seats and a solid $ 147.81 average ticket. The revival opens on April 24 at the August Wilson Theater.
Includes shows that began preview last week Little gold (Filling about 55% of the seats on Broadway for six previews, costing 359,264; opened April 11); Minutes (Two previews at Studio 54, $ 140,970, 80% capacity; opens April 17); How I learned to drive (Friedman’s Six Previews, 221,439, 79% power; opens April 19); For colorful girls who have thought of suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (Booth three previews, $ 101,052, 74% capacity; opens April 20); The skin of our teeth (Three previews at the nonprofit Vivian Beaumont, 59,908, 46% of capacity; opens April 25); Mr. Saturday night (Starring Billy Crystal, Six Previews in the Netherlands, $ 805,619; 87% Power; Opened April 27).
Another newcomer- Macbeth Starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Nega – Craig has only played three previews in Lanka before stopping production due to a diagnosis of covid disease. Business was excellent for these three performances: Full House, a $ 527,244 total and average ticket price of 167.97; The preview is expected to resume on April 8, with an opening date set for April 28.
There were other recent arrivals American Buffalo, % 592,422 to fill 86% of seats in total and non-profit space, Birthday candles ($ 303,513,91% capacity) and Take me out ($ 311,997, 87% power). Take me out Most of last night was open for rev review, which will be reflected in the coming weeks).
Music ManStarring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, he showed no signs of slowing down, earning a total of $ 3,335,201 and filling the house with an average of $ 275 tickets.
David Byrne’s American Utopia Played his final weekend at St. James, filled seats and received a fine gift of $ 1,314,017.
To date, Broadway has earned $ 624,184,350, with a total presence of about 82% of the 4,979,976 capacity.
There were 31 production reporting figures on Broadway last week Aladdin; American Buffalo; Birthday candles; Book of Mormon; Chicago; Come from afar; Organization; David Byrne’s American Utopia; Dear Evan Hansen; For colorful girls who have thought of suicide / when the rainbow is enuf; Funny girl Headstown; Hamilton; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; How I learned to drive; The lion king; Small gold; Macbeth; MJ; Minutes; Moulin Rouge !; Mr. Saturday Night; Music people; Paradise Square; Opera Phantom; Plaza Suite; Six; The skin of our teeth; Get me out; Tina; And Wicked.
All statistics courtesy of Broadway League.