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WICKED Goes 360

Want to see what it's like at the curtain call of Broadway's WICKED from both the stage and the audience? make sure to check out the show's cool use of Facebook 360 embedded below. 

 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/25

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 7/24/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,310,911
HAMILTON $2,046,711
WICKED $1,896,987
ALADDIN $1,737,722
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,347,238


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($285,827), FUN HOME ($368,325), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($433,660), FULLY COMMITTED ($471,574), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ($484,334)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

CATS $250,080
WICKED $116,490
PARAMOUR $82,773
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL $60,136
FULLY COMMITTED $55,807


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HAMILTON ($-235,496), THE LION KING ($-203,073), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($-139,564), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($-79,026), AN ACT OF GOD ($-51,730)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $190.32
THE LION KING $171.78
THE BOOK OF MORMON $154.09
WICKED $130.03
WAITRESS $128.63


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($71.68), FINDING NEVERLAND ($73.20), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ($73.24), FUN HOME ($75.68), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.90)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 106.58%
HAMILTON 105.33%
WAITRESS 105.12%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 100.1%
THE LION KING 96.99%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AN ACT OF GOD (39.68%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (41.8%), FINDING NEVERLAND (43.29%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (43.74%), JERSEY BOYS (45.31%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
HAMILTON 101.8%
SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT 101.2%
WAITRESS 99.7%
THE HUMANS 99.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (62.3%), KINKY BOOTS (62.8%), ON YOUR FEET! (63.5%), JERSEY BOYS (65.0%), AN ACT OF GOD (68.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

CATS 2776
WICKED 620
PARAMOUR 593
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 557
FULLY COMMITTED 529


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1528), HAMILTON (-1299), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1050), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-667), ON YOUR FEET! (-645)

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


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/18

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 7/17/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,513,984
HAMILTON $2,282,207
WICKED $1,780,497
ALADDIN $1,683,488
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,486,802


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($337,557), FUN HOME ($366,852), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($393,715), FULLY COMMITTED ($415,767), JERSEY BOYS ($542,904)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE LION KING $258,412
HAMILTON $228,944
THE BOOK OF MORMON $164,092
ON YOUR FEET! $118,052
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $104,919


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($-18,269), MATILDA ($762), SCHOOL OF ROCK ($8,318), KINKY BOOTS ($11,555), THE HUMANS ($17,468)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $189.35
THE LION KING $167.81
THE BOOK OF MORMON $151.82
WAITRESS $127.80
WICKED $127.46


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($71.68), FINDING NEVERLAND ($74.45), FUN HOME ($75.05), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($75.58), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($75.94)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WAITRESS 104.8%
HAMILTON 104.4%
WICKED 100.04%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 98.19%
THE HUMANS 95.07%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
AN ACT OF GOD (41.0%), FINDING NEVERLAND (41.81%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (45.11%), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (45.92%), FUN HOME (46.15%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.1%
HAMILTON 101.4%
WAITRESS 100.0%
THE HUMANS 99.4%
SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT 99.1%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
KINKY BOOTS (64.7%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (65.1%), JERSEY BOYS (65.7%), PARAMOUR (66.5%), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (67.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

ON YOUR FEET! 2040
SOMETHING ROTTEN! 1844
THE LION KING 1796
HAMILTON 1300
THE BOOK OF MORMON 1055


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (-14),

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


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/11

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 7/10/2016.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

THE LION KING $2,255,572
HAMILTON $2,053,263
WICKED $1,758,107
ALADDIN $1,591,362
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,322,710


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AN ACT OF GOD ($284,709), FUN HOME ($320,261), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($369,489), FULLY COMMITTED ($395,188), JERSEY BOYS ($489,255)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE LION KING $91,274
SHE LOVES ME $88,027
HAMILTON $30,473
ALADDIN $26,434
THE CRUCIBLE $3,169


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
PARAMOUR ($-141,160), CHICAGO ($-123,507), WICKED ($-105,014), FINDING NEVERLAND ($-99,472), BEAUTIFUL ($-96,449)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $190.95
THE LION KING $171.07
THE BOOK OF MORMON $151.37
WICKED $132.60
ALADDIN $121.34


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
FUN HOME ($70.89), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME ($72.72), FINDING NEVERLAND ($74.25), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($75.16), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF ($77.36)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

HAMILTON 105.67%
WICKED 98.78%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 98.27%
THE LION KING 95.24%
WAITRESS 95.12%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FINDING NEVERLAND (38.18%), AN ACT OF GOD (39.52%), FUN HOME (40.29%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (42.04%), JERSEY BOYS (42.5%)


Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
HAMILTON 101.8%
THE HUMANS 99.0%
SHE LOVES ME 98.5%
THE LION KING 97.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
ON YOUR FEET! (52.8%), JERSEY BOYS (58.4%), PARAMOUR (60.5%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (61.3%), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (62.4%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

SHE LOVES ME 611
THE HUMANS 78
HAMILTON 14
SCHOOL OF ROCK 6


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PARAMOUR (-2572), FINDING NEVERLAND (-1761), CHICAGO (-1364), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (-1253), FUN HOME (-1090)

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


Must-Watch John McMartin FOLLIES Tribute

It's been a depressing week overall, and I think we're going on a 'regular news' blackout for the weekend here. Amongst this week's sad theatre news was was word that, award-winning Broadway actor John McMartin had passed away at the age of 86.

On YouTube, 1971FolliesFan has put up a beautiful and heartbreaking tribute to the legend of the stage, featuring him performing "The Road You Didn't Take" 39 years apart: in 1971, during the original production of FOLLIES and during SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT in 2010. It's simply put a must watch. 

The actor made his Broadway debut as Forrest Noble in THE CONQUERING HERO in 1961, followed by BLOOD, SWEAT AND STANLEY POOLE that same year. He created the role of Oscar in SWEET CHARITY in 1966, opposite Gwen Verdon, garnering a Tony nomination, and played the role again in the 1969 film opposite Shirley MacLaine. He later starred in the original Broadway production of Sondheim's FOLLIES in 1971 as Benjamin Stone. His association with Sondheim continued, appearing in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC as Frederick at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, in 1991, and the Broadway revival of INTO THE WOODS in 2002, in the dual role of the Narrator/Mysterious Man. McMartin most recently appeared on Broadway in 2014's ALL THE WAY and the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES.

 


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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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