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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 6/29

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 6/28/2015.

Something Rotten! had its best week ever on Broadway last week, grossing $1,230,618.60 for the week ending June 28.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,120,670
WICKED $2,047,143
ALADDIN $1,644,688
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,524,996
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,433,433
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
HAND TO GOD ($400,070), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($415,180), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($515,472), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($538,365), ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ($594,786)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE AUDIENCE $219,205
KINKY BOOTS $102,287
WICKED $99,469
FINDING NEVERLAND $90,000
LES MISERABLES $87,912
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
CHICAGO ($-120,850), THE LION KING ($-34,049), HAND TO GOD ($-15,084), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-7,194), FISH IN THE DARK ($-952)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $174.25
THE AUDIENCE $163.67
THE LION KING $155.90
THE KING AND I $140.14
WICKED $134.90
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($60.77), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.30), LES MISERABLES ($79.28), CHICAGO ($79.43), HAND TO GOD ($82.00)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE AUDIENCE 118.49%
WICKED 115.02%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.63%
THE LION KING 99.83%
ALADDIN 99.27%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (35.59%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.89%), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (46.24%), HAND TO GOD (60.12%), LES MISERABLES (61.26%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.5%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
THE AUDIENCE 101.8%
MATILDA 100.3%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (49.7%), ON THE TOWN (69.9%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (75.1%), JERSEY BOYS (76.6%), HAND TO GOD (79.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN 1365
KINKY BOOTS 1121
THE AUDIENCE 1098
LES MISERABLES 876
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 729
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
CHICAGO (-1009), WICKED (-156), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-103), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-47), ALADDIN (-5)

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

 


Must Read: Jordan Roth & Jeremy Gerard + Ken Fallin Returns

I love a good smarty-pants interview of great questions and equally great answers that delve into the 'business of show business' and as I catch up on reading today, I've got a link for you. Jeremy Gerard talks to Jordan Roth about the Tony Awards, for-profit vs. not-for-profit theatre, the challenges that even Hal Prince faces these days and  more in a wide-ranging piece, here

Bonus - A big BroadwayWorld.com welcome back to Ken Fallin, who was the site's FIRST artist way back when and if anyone is a heir to the Hirschfeld throne, it's him. He rejoined the site this week, with a great first new piece featuring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie... Check that out, here

 


BOMBSHELL to the Stage!

It's only Monday and already I think we have our top story of the week, with the unsurprising news that after a wildly sold out Actors Fund benefit of BOMBSHELL the show is now officially headed towards the stage. (And here I thought everyone would be over-tired like me from Broadway Bares last night). 

No word yet on a director, or book writer but one can imagine that both are lining up. We've got all the news right here and it's well-timed as we've got a VERY exciting (and exclusive) two part piece coming later this week with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Stay tuned!


Social Media Followers -> Ticket Sales?

Does a star with a large number of followers help them in selling tickets to see them on Broadway? Maybe not so much writes Cara Joy David today in a must-read blog entry over at the Huffington Post

She must be in the same meetings that I often am, since the question does come up all the time. In this case, she looks at Vanessa Hudgens in GIGI (5.32 million followers on Twitter, and 14.6 million likes on Facebook) and Darren Criss in HEDWIG (1.84 million followers on Twitter and 1.1 million likes on Facebook) and compares their social presence to their box office draw on Broadway. 

GIGI plays its final performance this weekend (June 21 on Broadway) and stuggled to find an audience (grosses here) and you can see how Darren's doing in HEDWIG sales wise here

As I often say when asked in these meetings -- it's 2015, everything helps, but there's no magic single solution. Check out Cara's full blog, here


Want to BE in CAMP 2?

The theatre-loving Internet exploded last night with the news that a sequel to 2003's CAMP was en route via Todd Graff.

Set at real-life, upstate New York theatre camp Stage Door Manor, CAMP 2: FREAKS IN NATURE (working title) will feature (fingers crossed!) much of the original cast, as well as cameos by Donna Murphy and Patti LuPone, alongside "a bevy of other reigning Broadway divas performing a demented version of 'Steppin' To The Bad Side' from 'Dreamgirls', to be staged by the one and only Jerry Mitchell."

If that's not AWESOME enough -- BroadwayWorld.com is offering readers a chance to BE in the MOVIE!!!

Click Here to Read All About It, and to Enter our Contest... I wonder if Editor's-in-Chief are eligible?


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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 15 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In May of 2014, the site was awarded a 2014 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 December of 2011, 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.

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

In January of 2013, BWWGeeksWorld.com, devoted to home entertainment, mobile technologies and social media launched as well, followed by BWWFitnessWorld.com and BWWTravelWorld.com in April of 2013. In July of 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.

In 2014, BroadwayWorld.com returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. A new partnership with Rock-it Science Records will record and release these special evenings, with proceeds benefiting various charities.

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  • Name: Robert Diamond
  • Address: 315 West 115th Suite #61 NY NY 10026
  • E-mail: robert@wisdomdigital.com
  • Phone: 914-623-8689