Thursday, November 1, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week #22: 10.22 - 10.28.12

Week #22; 29 Productions
October 22 - 28, 2012

Started Performances This Week:
  • The Performers - 7 previews

In Previews:
  • Annie - 8 previews
  • Glengarry Glen Ross - 7 previews
  • Scandalous - 9 previews
  • The Heiress - 8 previews
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 8 previews
Special Performance Schedule (Due mostly to Hurricane Sandy):
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, Chicago - 7 performances
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway - 4 performances

Closed This Week:
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - 7 performances total
Thanks, at least in part, to Hurricane Sandy, the Broadway Box Office took a hit.  8 shows played an abbreviated schedule, every show except The Heiress showed a dip in attendance, and that show rose in attendance by only one-tenth of a percent!  One can assume that next week will show similar decreases.  Newcomer The  Performers started out surprisingly weak considering the cast, while both that show and bottom-feeder Scandalous is only partially to be excused, given its buy-one-get-one-free Preview Ticket Policy.  But with 58.9% attendance, it is pretty clear that either everyone is waiting for the reviews or there just isn't much interest in Aimee Semple McPherson.  Sorry, Kathie Lee.

To see how this chart is calculated click on the "Box Office" tab at the top of the screen.
Show Title Show Type Theatre Rank
1 The Book of Mormon Musical O'Neill 1 Same
2 Glengarry Glen Ross Play Revival Schoenfeld 2 Same
3 Once Musical Jacobs 2 -1
3 tie The Lion King Musical Minskoff 4 +1
5 Wicked Musical Gershwin 4 -1
6 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway Concert Broadway 4 -2
7 Rock of Ages Musical Hayes 8 +1
8 tie Jersey Boys Musical Wilson 8 Same
8 tie Newsies Musical Nederlander 8Same
10 Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Imperial 11 +1
11 The Heiress Play Revival Kerr 16 +5
12 tie Evita Musical Revival Marquis 12 Same
12 tie Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical Foxwoods 13 +1
14 Chicago Musical Revival Ambassador 14 Same
15 War Horse Play Beaumont 14 -1
16 Mamma Mia! Musical Winter Garden 18 +2
17 The Phantom of the Opera Musical Majestic 17 Same
18 Mary Poppins Musical New Amsterdam 1522 -3+4
19 Annie Musical Revival Palace 20 +1
20 Grace Play Cort 19 -1
21 tie Chaplin Musical Barrymore 21 Same
21 tie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Play Revival Booth 22 +1
23 An Enemy of the People Play Revival Freidman 26 +3
24 Peter and the Starcatcher Play Atkinson 24 Same
25 Cyrano de Bergerac Play Revival American Airlines 26 +1
26 tie The Mystery of Edwin Drood Musical Revival Studio 54 25 -1
26 tie The Performers Play Longacre n/a n/a
28 Bring It On: The Musical Musical St. James 28 -3
29 Scandalous Musical Simon 29 Same

Before you go...

...have you ENTERED to WIN tickets to GOLDEN BOY?  CLICK that show's logo in the left column to enter by Friday, November 2!
...have you ENTERED to WIN tickets and the OBCR to NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT CLICK that show's logo in the left column to enter by Wednesday, November 7!
...have you checked this week's INTERVIEW with CHAPLIN's WAYNE ALAN WILCOX?  He's a pretty amazing guy!  CLICK his picture in the right hand column to find out more!

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