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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/22

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/21/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,065,377
THE LION KING $2,048,009
WICKED $1,575,605
ALADDIN $1,561,265
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,258,954


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($300,226), FUN HOME ($374,432), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($470,403), JERSEY BOYS ($478,475), THE HUMANS ($502,873)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

FINDING NEVERLAND $91,708
HAMILTON $20,282
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME $6,345
LES MISÉRABLES $4,358
FUN HOME $-4,810


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-204,059), THE LION KING ($-185,885), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-109,515), THE COLOR PURPLE ($-108,762), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-106,520)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $192.07
THE LION KING $152.23
THE BOOK OF MORMON $145.19
WICKED $124.78
WAITRESS $116.81


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($73.27), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($73.70), FUN HOME ($74.83), FINDING NEVERLAND ($75.90), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($76.11)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 106.29%
THE LION KING 103.47%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 93.54%
ALADDIN 88.87%
LES MISÉRABLES 88.68%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
SOMETHING ROTTEN! (41.2%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (41.3%), JERSEY BOYS (41.57%), AN ACT OF GOD (41.68%), ON YOUR FEET! (41.88%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

HAMILTON 101.8%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 101.7%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.6%
THE LION KING 99.2%
ALADDIN 97.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (53.9%), JERSEY BOYS (56.0%), KINKY BOOTS (59.6%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (61.3%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (61.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FINDING NEVERLAND 719
ALADDIN 144
FUN HOME 38
PARAMOUR 16
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 13


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1177), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-1046), THE COLOR PURPLE (-1035), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-988), THE HUMANS (-987)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!


Festivals, Fees & Facts

Focusing primarily on the New York International Fringe Festival (but mentioning others as well), aka FringeNYC Howard Sherman has a fascinating new in-depth blog up about the support and fees that festivals charge to their participating shows…and whether or not the festivals should receive a % of future profits.

Check it out, here.


Must Watch WEST SIDE STORY '2016' Video

Los York, an advertising, digital, social and live experience oriented agency whose mission statement includes creating "Holy Shit!" moments has done just that with WEST SIDE STORY as they've remade an iconic scene that pays tribute to the original while feeling very 2016 as well. Check it out below!

 


Secrets and Sequins of William Ivey Long

A recommended read for the day is The Many Secrets and Sequins of William Ivey Long, Broadway’s Costume King, a wonderful new Vanity Fair profile (by Amy Fine Collins). Six Tony wins and literally hundreds of shows are only the tip of the iceberg for this unique talent. 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/15

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/14/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,233,894
HAMILTON $2,045,095
WICKED $1,779,664
ALADDIN $1,663,119
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,305,962


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($314,205), FUN HOME ($379,242), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($464,058), JERSEY BOYS ($530,413), CHICAGO ($571,623)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

PARAMOUR $87,525
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $58,036
ON YOUR FEET! $46,840
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $38,367
CHICAGO $37,048


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-147,748), ALADDIN ($-127,368), MATILDA ($-60,932), THE LION KING ($-58,534), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($-50,433)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $190.14
THE LION KING $165.66
THE BOOK OF MORMON $149.58
WICKED $128.92
ALADDIN $125.16


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
FINDING NEVERLAND ($71.67), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($72.43), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($75.49), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.57), FUN HOME ($76.37)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 105.25%
WICKED 99.99%
WAITRESS 97.12%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 97.03%
THE LION KING 96.92%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AN ACT OF GOD (38.16%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (42.29%), FINDING NEVERLAND (42.61%), ON YOUR FEET! (45.31%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (45.71%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.8%
LES MISÉRABLES 99.8%
THE LION KING 99.4%
WAITRESS 96.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (58.3%), JERSEY BOYS (61.0%), KINKY BOOTS (62.5%), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (63.2%), AN ACT OF GOD (64.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

PARAMOUR 1115
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 599
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 491
CHICAGO 468
AN ACT OF GOD 325


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-1491), ALADDIN (-1185), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (-645), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-614), THE COLOR PURPLE (-407)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!


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The 2001 Syracuse University graduate (School of Information Studies) is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media, an award-winning leading design company for entertainment and technology web sites. In his previous life, he held an executive position for the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, web sites and conferences and, as a result, was named among the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by FOLIO Magazine.

Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 35 countries worldwide and 10 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In 2014, the site was awarded an Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by the prestigious Theatre Museum.

Diamond got his start in the entertainment field, accidentally, when he created the 'official web site' (while in college) for Michael Crawford, the popular actor and original Tony and Olivier Award-winning star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (He still blames Crawford - and credits him - for anything that goes particularly right or wrong during an average day.)

As a respected member of the Broadway and theatre community, Diamond also served as Lead Producer for a series of sold-out shows using the BroadwayWorld.com 'brand' for a set of 'Standing Ovations' concerts, which also branched out into titles that included Holiday Shows and even more specific concerts like 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' in tandem with publishers and movie studios. All proceeds were in turn donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the industry's leader in aid for performers in need.

Robert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two dogs, growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week. Robert's very popular blog, 'The Broadway Pulse' appears daily on BroadwayWorld.com and he also wrote weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog.

In late 2012, Wisdom Digital Media announced the official spinoff and launch of 10 new entertainment web sites including BWWTVWorld.com, BWWBooksWorld.com, BWWMusicWorld.com, BWWArtWorld.com, BWWFitnessWorld.com, BWWDanceWorld.com, BWWClassicalWorld.com and BWWOperaWorld.com.

In 2013 BWWHub.com launched as a portal to the complete family of entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The site's expansion was featured in a Crain's New York Business profile as well. Since then, Diamond has been featured as an industry expert by numerous outlets.

In December of 2014, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, all having achieved success in the world of start-ups, business growth and venture capital, participating on a panel addressing young alumni who are currently pursuing their dreams of running their own business and experiencing the day to day challenges of a startup. It is part of the university's new Student Accelerator Program, for which Rob was recommended by Syracuse University's i-School.

Recently, BroadwayWorld.com returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. The site continued its growth and leading technology support adding exclusive features, an industry-first Apple TV app, Roku App, new iPhone, Android and iPad Apps, Apple Watch and Safari alerts, a slew of original video content, international expansion & more.

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