Broadway Box Office Slips A Tad In First Week Of 2024-2025 Season; 34 Productions Take In $35M

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Broadway box office was down just a bit last week, about 3%, with the first week of the 2024-2025 season reporting a total gross of $35,295,405 for 34 productions. Total attendance was off just shy of 2% from the previous week, settling at 287,246.

The total attendance figure for the week ending May 26 indicates that a healthy 91% of available seats were filled.

In all, 21 of the 34 productions reported some slippage heading into the Memorial Day Weekend holiday. A couple productions played either fewer or comped shows: Mother Play canceled two performances due to illness in the company, with total receipts dropping $186,154 to $451,737. Cabaret had a fully comped Tuesday performance, with receipts off a commensurate $243,584 to $1,721,760.

Among the shows playing full schedules, the biggest slides in dollar amounts were reported by A Beautiful Noise (down $131,227 to $836,992); The Who’s Tommy ($130,667 to $838,728), Illinoise ($96,070 to $720,409); and The Great Gatsby ($98,829 to $1,180,828). Gatsby remained at a 90%+ capacity/attendance figure, with 93% of seats filled.

Top earners for the week included The Lion King ($2,220,842), Wicked ($2,003,492), Cabaret ($1,721,760), Merrily We Roll Along ($1,612,607), Hell’s Kitchen ($1,554,417), MJ ($1,500,185), The Wiz ($1,475,932), Aladdin ($1,356,415), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($1,222,674), The Great Gatsby ($1,180,828), Moulin Rouge! ($1,112,591), An Enemy of the People ($1,044,931), Water for Elephants ($1,028,450), Back to the Future ($1,026,616), The Outsiders ($1,023,985), and Uncle Vanya ($1,002,721).

Newcomer Home, the Roundabout revival of the Samm-Art Williams play in previews at the Todd Haimes, was still finding its footing, grossing $99,866 for seven previews and filling 70% of seats.

Season to date, Broadway, in the first week of the new season, has grossed $35,295,405, with total attendance at 287,246.

All figures courtesy of The Broadway League. For complete box office listings, visit the League’s website.

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