[Broadway Grosses w/e 10/9/2022]We’re in a Strange Loop.
We welcomed Almost Famous to Broadway as they began previews last week.
The top 10 grossing shows from the week ending in 10/9/22 include The Music Man, Hamilton, The Lion King, Wicked, MJ The Musical, Funny Girl, The Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and Aladdin.
See some quick data points below.
Number of Shows on Broadway: 25
Previous Week: 25
Total Gross: $29,063,457.17
Previous Week: $25,208,582.92
Total Attendance: 222,263
Previous Week: 209,668
Average Capacity: 9,653 (90.66%)
Previous Week: 9,608 (86.40%)
Average Paid Admission: $121.77
Previous Week: $113.29
Check out the individual show grosses for the week ending in October 9, 2022.
COST OF LIVING opened at the Friedman 10/3.
1776 opened at the American Airlines 10/6.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN opened at the Hudson 10/9.
THE PIANO LESSON is in previews at the Barrymore and opens 10/13.
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is in previews at the Golden and opens 10/20.
ALMOST FAMOUS began previews at the Jacobs and opens 11/3.
A note about INTO THE WOODS: There were two capacities at the St. James Theatre this week. Six performances had 1,702 seats and two performances had 1,376, for a total capacity of 12,964. As this report cannot accommodate both capacities, the figure 1,621 was used.
Please note Yom Kippur fell within this week.
Please note Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend fell within this week.
Thanks to the Broadway League for sharing this data.
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