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Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/27; Down 4%

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, 7/26/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,408,501
WICKED $2,002,632
ALADDIN $1,831,846
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,505,083
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,429,500
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($297,904), HAND TO GOD ($339,642), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($404,467), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($405,108), ON THE TOWN ($476,502)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
KINKY BOOTS $41,850
CHICAGO $35,903
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $25,674
MAMMA MIA! $23,067
MATILDA $22,934
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($-275,979), THE LION KING ($-211,515), FISH IN THE DARK ($-185,258), THE KING AND I ($-183,813), WICKED ($-165,183)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LION KING $177.49
THE BOOK OF MORMON $172.05
HAMILTON $140.21
THE KING AND I $135.98
ALADDIN $132.57
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AMAZING GRACE ($56.82), ON THE TOWN ($58.15), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.97), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH ($72.65), HAND TO GOD ($75.03)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
WICKED 112.52%
HAMILTON 111.51%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.33%
FUN HOME 101.32%
THE LION KING 101.3%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (26.62%), AMAZING GRACE (27.14%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (40.81%), HAND TO GOD (54.51%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (57.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.1%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
MAMMA MIA! 100.8%
HAMILTON 100.5%
MATILDA 100.1%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (54.7%), AMAZING GRACE (56.4%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (72.4%), JERSEY BOYS (72.9%), HAND TO GOD (73.3%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY 327
KINKY BOOTS 273
CHICAGO 232
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 151
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 139
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
AMAZING GRACE (-1690), WICKED (-1614), THE LION KING (-1530), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-1080), ON THE TOWN (-984)

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

 


Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/20; MAMMA MIA! Hits High

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!

To note this week, MAMMA MIA! celebrated its Best Non Holiday Week gross of $909.862. last week (week ending July 19) since the show moved The Broadhurst Theatre in November 2013.

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/19/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,620,016
WICKED $2,167,815
ALADDIN $1,833,662
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,654,152
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,439,179
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AMAZING GRACE ($321,914), HAND TO GOD ($344,030), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($392,500), ON THE TOWN ($501,525), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($538,813)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING $311,125
WICKED $267,724
THE BOOK OF MORMON $203,287
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $150,051
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $147,149
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE KING AND I ($-94,181), ON THE TOWN ($-8,295), CHICAGO ($13,215), SOMETHING ROTTEN! ($22,659), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY ($25,364)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE LION KING $173.51
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.31
THE KING AND I $144.65
FUN HOME $133.61
ALADDIN $132.70
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
AMAZING GRACE ($46.43), ON THE TOWN ($54.64), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.56), HAND TO GOD ($74.82), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER ($79.44)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
THE BOOK OF MORMON 106.81%
WICKED 105.36%
FUN HOME 102.87%
ALADDIN 100.31%
THE LION KING 99.79%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (28.02%), AMAZING GRACE (29.32%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (39.6%), HAND TO GOD (55.22%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (56.19%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FUN HOME 103.4%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 100.2%
MAMMA MIA! 100.2%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

ON THE TOWN (61.2%), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (70.0%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (70.7%), HAND TO GOD (74.4%), AMAZING GRACE (74.6%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED 2086
THE LION KING 1544
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1435
LES MISERABLES 1303
AMAZING GRACE 1123
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (-1132), THE KING AND I (-405), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-16), FUN HOME (-9),

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

 


Laura Benanti & The Skivvies vs. Cell Phones

The Skivvies and Tony winner Laura Benanti have joined the good fight against cell phone usage in the theatre with a new song, aptly titled 'Look Up.' Written by Benanti, the number "provides musical advice to audience members tempted to use mobile devices during a performance."

The trio's response to the ever-growing problem comes just a week after Benanti's one-time GYPSY co-star, Patti LuPone, snatched a phone from a texter in the audience during a performance of SHOWS FOR DAYS - which came just a few days after the HAND TO GOD rogue attempted to charge his cell phone on stage.

 


Cell Phone Hell Week Continues

First the kooky incident went viral of an audience member at HAND TO GOD attempting to charge their cell phone on the stage. Then of course, we got video - because everything gets filmed for YouTube these days, including filming things that aren't supposed to happen when you're also not supposed to be filming them. 

Today, we were the first to report on Patti LuPone's attempt to fix this problem of audience behavior by snatching a cell phone from a constantly-texting audience member. Because we love a good story, make sure to also check out our reader reactions, Patti sharing her thoughts with us, and for extra good measure - the response from HAND TO GOD

What's next? 


Jordan Roth vs. Jeremy Gerard, Round 4

I think we're up to part four of the continuing fascinating discussion between Deadline.com's Jeremy Gerard, and Jujamcyn head Jordan Roth where no subject is off limits. Today, they cover the 'third rail' of theatre, ticket pricing and what exactly DOES dynamic pricing mean on both the high and low end of the market. (Spoiler alert, we're still mostly confused).   


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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