What do the Top Grossing Broadway Musicals have in common? An infographic.

It’s infographic time, y’all!

Been a while since we crunched some data and spit it out in handy-dandy graphic form, so we thought we’d serve one up for you this week, especially since you enjoyed our previous IGs: Movie to Musical Adaptations, 50 Years of Pulitzer Prize Winners, and one of my favorites, Who Is The Broadway Investor.

This episode of “By The Numbers” takes a look at the Top 20 grossing Broadway shows of all time to see what they have in common.

Because as much of an art form the theater is, and as unpredictable and “Black Swan”-like it can be at times, knowing the trends can definitely put you at an advantage with the choices you make of shows to produce, invest in, direct, or just bet on in your Tony pool.

Enjoy the numbers.  🙂


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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.