Broadway Grosses Analysis: Kimberly Akimbo Packs Theatre in Final Week of Previews, A Beautiful Noise Joins the $1 Million Club, More | Playbill

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Broadway's box office continued its upward trajectory with the highest-grossing week since May.

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Bringing in $32.3 million cumulatively between the 34 currently running shows last week, Broadway enjoyed its highest total grosses since May. The week's highest performers were The Music Man with $2.9 million, Hamilton with $2 million, MJ The Musical with $1.8 million, Wicked with $1.7 million, and The Phantom of the Opera with $1.7 million; top-five mainstay The Lion King played a fully comped 25th anniversary performance November 13, leading to a lower-than-normal $1.5 million weekly take.

Kimberly Akimbo, which opened November 10, has proved it has no trouble filling seats; the new musical played to 93.52%-full houses last week, a high mark for the Jeanine Tesori-David Lindsay-Abaire musical. As is typical at the beginning of a new production's run, lots of seats were comped for critics and other members of the press, leading to just $491,165.10 at the box office.

As predicted, A Beautiful Noise officially joined the $1 Million Club this week, an achievement for a new production still in previews. Between a healthy average ticket price—$156.26—and 90.19% filled houses, it looks like this Neil Diamond jukebox biomusical has legs.

Broadway's most expensive ticket continues to be the Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster-led revival of The Music Man, which had an average price of $244.42 last week and a top price of nearly $600. Even selling more than 2,000 less tickets than shows like Wicked, the musical continues to handily take the top spot as Broadway's biggest earner.

Take a look at the full report here.

Quick Facts:

The $1 Million Club
(Shows that earned $1 million or more at the box office):

  • The Music Man
  • Hamilton
  • MJ The Musical
  • Wicked
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Funny Girl
  • The Lion King
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Aladdin
  • Beetlejuice
  • Leopoldstadt
  • SIX: The Musical
  • A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
  • The Book of Mormon

(15 of 34 currently running productions)


The '90s Club
(Shows that played to 90% or higher of their seats filled over the entire week):

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • MJ The Musical
  • Hamilton
  • Hadestown
  • SIX: The Musical
  • The Music Man
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • & Juliet
  • Aladdin
  • Wicked
  • The Lion King
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Funny Girl
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Piano Lesson
  • Leopoldstadt
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & and the Pool
  • A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical

(20 of 34 currently running productions)

 
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