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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/20

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, 4/19/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $1,843,463
WICKED $1,655,749
ALADDIN $1,534,574
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,467,290
FISH IN THE DARK $1,180,983
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($144,334), LIVING ON LOVE ($170,833), THE VISIT ($212,750), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($311,933), HAND TO GOD ($319,194)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $322,907
WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO $265,972
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $83,765
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $53,171
HAND TO GOD $36,293
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-526,112), THE LION KING ($-449,598), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-322,795), MATILDA ($-294,598), ALADDIN ($-233,780)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.34
THE AUDIENCE $154.10
BEAUTIFUL $140.74
THE LION KING $139.79
FISH IN THE DARK $135.75
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($25.33), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($31.68), THE VISIT ($41.71), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($55.80), DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ($57.38)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 113.47%
THE AUDIENCE 110.28%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 105.49%
THE LION KING 100.05%
ALADDIN 97.43%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (17.85%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.49%), THE VISIT (27.9%), ON THE TOWN (30.89%), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (35.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.2%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.4%
THE AUDIENCE 101.1%
THE KING AND I 100.0%
ALADDIN 99.4%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (50.2%), ON THE TOWN (55.0%), GIGI (64.9%), JERSEY BOYS (66.6%), CHICAGO (66.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 987
LIVING ON LOVE 941
AIRLINE HIGHWAY 731
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 679
FUN HOME 574
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-2503), JERSEY BOYS (-1686), LES MISERABLES (-1663), KINKY BOOTS (-1580), GIGI (-1452)

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

 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/13

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, 4/12/2015.

In today's hot news, Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, directed by Stephen Daldry, has recouped its $3,400,000 production costs in just eight weeks.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,293,061
WICKED $2,181,861
ALADDIN $1,768,354
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,517,969
MATILDA $1,248,351
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($143,150), LIVING ON LOVE ($198,392), THE VISIT ($224,289), HAND TO GOD ($282,901), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($368,596)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL $221,945
ON THE TOWN $188,736
IT'S ONLY A PLAY $180,540
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO $167,566
KINKY BOOTS $144,407
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-340,470), ALADDIN ($-256,313), WICKED ($-176,511), MATILDA ($-168,286), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-158,507)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $173.56
THE LION KING $170.67
THE AUDIENCE $151.56
WICKED $148.65
FISH IN THE DARK $134.17
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($34.18), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($37.42), THE VISIT ($43.19), HAND TO GOD ($52.09), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($52.43)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 112.41%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.13%
THE AUDIENCE 108.18%
ALADDIN 101.72%
THE LION KING 101.54%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (20.73%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.29%), THE VISIT (29.41%), HAND TO GOD (40.62%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.1%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
FINDING NEVERLAND 102.3%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.6%
THE AUDIENCE 100.8%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (61.6%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (66.8%), LIVING ON LOVE (67.6%), ON THE TOWN (71.7%), THE VISIT (72.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 2210
LIVING ON LOVE 1827
KINKY BOOTS 1449
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 1440
IT'S ONLY A PLAY 1337
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1859), ALADDIN (-1722), WICKED (-1179), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-947), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (-743)

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

 


Open Position: Digital Marketing Intern / Junior Sales Associate

BroadwayWorld.com Seeks Digital Marketing Intern / Junior Sales Associate
 
Want to join the BroadwayWorld.com team this summer, for a great, paid, part-time, telecommuting internship opportunity? We're seeking an eager and ambitious individual or student to cooperate with the site's sales and marketing team on a variety of special projects. 
 
This new position will have you working closely with the BWW Digital Sales, Marketing and Editorial teams on such projects as database and client development, reach-outs, social media research and marketing, creation of online marketing and sales materials, and so much more. It's ideal for someone looking to enter the fields of digital marketing and communications. 
 
You will gain valuable experience interacting with some of the top minds in the business on the crafting of media plans, developing new categories of prospects, database development through our CRM program, joining in on 'big idea' brain storming sessions, participating on campaign launches, deck development, social media, and more.
 
Additionally, you'll work on new social media based offerings and promotion for the site, so the ideal candidate will gain knowledge of today's and tomorrow's top social media networks, including how brands and publishers are utilizing them all.
 
Requirements - Past digital media internship experience is a must, as are strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to commit 20-30 hours per week, full familiarity with all of BroadwayWorld.com's online offerings, and expert proficiency in digital research and social media.
 
Also of note - nearly all of our full-time staff were former BroadwayWorld.com interns.
 
Interested? Please send a resume to contact@broadwayworld.com along with availability, and why you are the perfect choice.
 
 
 
 
 


Updated Message Board

Just in time for Spring, we unveiled a slew of updates to the site's popular message boards this week...and then happily made a slew of fixes and tweaks based on instant feedback from our visitors (with whom we wouldn't be here!). Here's a few quick highlights...

1) All of our message boards now have a new and fully responsive design, so they will both load faster, and display a mobile phone optimized version if you're 'on the go'. 

2) Posting and replying now features a (long) overdue update of a WYSIWYG editor which makes it easy to format text, add multiple links, photos and now videos. 

3) An also long overdue 'quote' feature lets you quote a message in your reply with one easy click. 

4) We overhauled the site's Private Message system at the same time, giving it the same fancy new editor, and it's now fully mobile friendly at last. 

Much more on the way --- and happy chatting

 


At This Performance...

We've got a wonderful new weekly series on the site, by Tyler Peterson, which kicked off earlier this month, entitled AT THIS PERFORMANCE.

This new feature highlights the work of some of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys!

Waiting in the wings, these show-savers detail their favorite moments on stage, backstage, and in rehearsal in this new series, offering an inside look at one of the most stressful jobs on the Great White Way.

So far, we've spoken to KINKY BOOTS Timothy Ware, BEAUTIFUL's Rebecca LaChance, LES MISERABLES' Aaron Walpole and WICKED's Lilli Cooper. Catch up with all 4, here


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