[Broadway Grosses w/e 7/24/2022] From Hawkins to Broadway
We said ‘happy trails’ to The Minutes over the weekend.
Gaten Matarazzo (of “Stranger Things”) returned to Broadway this week in Dear Evan Hansen. And consequently that Broadway musical’s grosses increased over the week prior. Are the two connected?
The top 10 grossing shows from the week ending in 7/24/22 include The Music Man, The Lion King, Hamilton, Into the Woods, Wicked, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Aladdin, MJ The Musical, SIX, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
See some quick data points below.
Number of Shows on Broadway: 25
Previous Week: 26
Total Gross: $29,531,600.54
Previous Week: $28,989,977.81
Total Attendance: 224,884
Previous Week: 225,011
Average Capacity: 10,103 (88.56%)
Previous Week: 10,079 (85.11%)
Average Paid Admission: $123.78
Previous Week: $121.05
Check out the individual show grosses for the week ending in July 24, 2022.
THE KITE RUNNER opened at the Hayes 7/21.
THE MINUTES closed 7/24.
MJ THE MUSICAL canceled its 7/19 performance.
BEETLEJUICE canceled its 7/21 performance.
THE LION KING had a 9-performance week.
Thanks to the Broadway League for sharing this data.
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