A trio of recent reveals joined Broadway final week to principally respectable field workplace figures as the autumn season begins to take form.
Most spectacular was Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells beneath the path of Alex Timbers. For the primary three previews of its run, the musical stuffed 96% of seats on the James Earl Jones Theatre. The performances grossed $376,300, with a mean ticket worth at a strong $122.65. Opening evening is Oct. 12.
The subscription-based Manhattan Theatre Membership unveiled its manufacturing of Jocelyn Bioh’s Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, directed by Whitney White. The play took in $165,345 for six previews, with the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre at 97% of capability. Common ticket was $44.51. Opening evening is Oct. 3.
Melissa Etheridge started her autobiographical songs-and-stories present Melissa Etheridge: My Window with 4 previews at Circle within the Sq., with attendance at 80% of capability and a gross of $184,162. Common ticket was $79.38. Opening evening is Sept. 28.
In all, the 25 Broadway productions grossed a complete of $21,640,927 for the week ending Sept. 17, about even with the earlier week. Whole attendance was 203,025, up 7% from the earlier week when the roster had three fewer reveals. The stagnant grosses determine, as in contrast with the attendance improve, is not less than partially as a result of two-for-one ticket costs of the ultimate week of the NYC Broadway Week promotion. The typical ticket worth on Broadway final week was a modest $106.59 (final yr presently the typical worth was about $124).
Whereas a lot of the productions on the roster – 16 of the 25 – noticed effective attendance figures on the 90%-of-capacity degree or extra, just one was a digital sell-out: Hamilton, at 99.76% of capability on the Richard Rodgers. The previewing Purlie Victorious: A Non-Accomplice Romp Via The Cotton Patch, starring Leslie Odom Jr. in director Kenny Leon’s revival of the play by Ossie Davis, was nonetheless discovering its footing on the Music Field Theatre, with attendance at 68% of the venue’s capability. The manufacturing grossed $331,700; opening evening is Sept. 27.
Season so far, Broadway has grossed $497,854,347 with whole attendance of 4,079,414 at 88% of capability.
All figures courtesy of The Broadway League. For full field workplace listings, go to the League’s website.