Broadway’s 2021-22 season – 10 weeks less than usual, plagued by covid and canceled, not to mention tourists who didn’t show up – hit the box office, season-end numbers are no less expected: the industry took a total of 45 845,414,915 at the box office. The 2018-19 Broadway season (the last full season before the 2020 pandemic stopped) is 54% lower than the historic high of $ 1.829 billion.
Figures compiled by the Broadway League released today indicate that total attendance for the season was 6,729,143, also 54% lower than the 2019 record high of 14,768,254. Despite year-on-year recessions, the percentage of available seats filled in the 2021-22 season was a solid 82%.
Some key caveats in the one-year-to-year analysis: The start of the season ending May 22 was delayed by 10 weeks due to the coveted shutdown, which meant the season was only 42 weeks longer than the usual 52. When Broadway returned last August, production was stalled throughout the fall, and by early November only 30 of the 39 available Broadway venues were occupied (two venues were under construction).
Within 42 weeks of the season, 16 cavities have been canceled due to performance, including the generally lucrative December and New Year holidays.
In all, Broadway ran a total of 56 shows during the 2021-22 season, including 34 new shows, 17 continued shows, and 5 return engagements.
The season that just ended – which will be celebrated with the Tony Awards on June 12 – closed on a positive note, with 35 current productions grossing a total of $ 33,350,185, up 10% from the previous week’s tally. Attendance at 257,558 increased 5% over the previous week, with an average ticket price of $ 129, about 5% higher than the previous week’s $ 123.
Almost all shows have seen at least a slight increase in the amount received compared to the previous week, probably still reflecting the brilliance of the recent Tony nominations. And only one production – the Lincoln Center Theater The skin of our teeth – Canceled performance due to Covid (2) (Revival earned $ 164,479 for six performances, filling about 44% of its available seats).
Continuing his upward trajectory after his 11 Tony nominations, A strange loop বেড়ে 13,060 increased to $ 703,728, filling 90% of the seats. There were other products beyond the 90% power mark Aladdin, Funny Girl, Hamilton, Macbeth, MJ, Moulin Rouge !, Plaza Suite, Six, Take Me Out, The Book of Mormon And The Lion KingWith both Headstown And Music Man And SRO.
At the other end of the spectrum, productions were in a few empty seats (often despite strong critical reviews): North country girl 56% filled seats took 304,809; Potash Capacity was 58%, earning $ 529,449; Mr. Saturday night Was 70% of capacity with 818,982; Executioner, 49% of capacity, including 306,868; And Minutes70% of capacity including $ 342,174. Paradise Square Capacity was 57%, winning 241,952.
Both Institution And For colorful girls who have thought of suicide / when the rainbow is enuf Optics saw (previously gained $ 726,010 76% filled seats, the latter $ 339,177 and 72%.
There were 35 production reporting figures on Broadway last week Aladdin; American Buffalo; Beetle Juice; Birthday candles; Book of Mormon; Chicago; Come from afar; Organization; Dear Evan Hansen; For colorful girls who have thought of suicide / when the rainbow is enuf; Funny girl Girl from northern country; Headstown; Hamilton; Executioner; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; How I learned to drive; The lion king; MJ; Minutes; Moulin Rouge !; Mr. Saturday Night; Mrs. Doubtfire; Music people; Paradise Square; Opera Phantom; Plaza Suite; Potash; Six; The skin of our teeth; A strange loop; Get me out; Tina; And Wicked.
All statistics courtesy of Broadway League.