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Welcome to the rhythm of a brand new day on BroadwayWorld as we've just this morning launched a massive design upgrade that's been in the works for months that I'm both proud and excited to unveil.

It wasn't until I watched the loving trip down BWW memory lane, put together by our Social Media guru Alan Henry (and linked below) of the site's previous designs that I got a little emotional about the process (and what a process it's been!).

Everyone on the BroadwayWorld team takes great pride in our position as the leader in all coverage for theatre and live entertainment for Broadway and beyond. We approached the changes that you are now seeing today, keeping that in mind every step of the way.

Using heavy data, analytics and testing we looked at each and every feature of the web site - technically, visually and functionality wise and spent many sleepless nights figuring out how to make each bit better.

We hope that you'll find the new site a faster, cleaner and more powerful browsing experience across all browsers, screen sizes and devices. The goal was to make it even more functional on large desktops, and on the smallest of phone screens.

I'd like to extend special thanks to everyone on the team who's been involved with the design, development, testing, lovingly yelling at me with feedback, and helping to carry the site forward for 2017.

As always, we are here for and with you, our readers and the community. Your feedback is welcome (especially over the next few days as I'm sure we have some bugs to squash), and my inbox is always open!

Enjoy!

 

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/20

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/19/2019.


This week, 37 shows played on Broadway, with 310,574 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,092,350. The average ticket price was $112.99.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and up 2 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -1.83%. Versus last year, attendance was down -0.32%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -4.78% vs. last week and down -9.59% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $112.99 is down $-3.51 compared to last week and down $-11.58 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,223,611
THE LION KING $2,108,608
WICKED $1,660,962
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,610,208
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,532,767


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($264,914), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE ($302,408), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($332,785), INK ($426,755), KING LEAR ($427,075)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $111,921
HAMILTON $84,589
FROZEN $74,734
WICKED $72,528
ALADDIN $67,494


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BURN THIS ($-177,919), TOOTSIE ($-97,502), WAITRESS ($-65,298), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($-62,954), KISS ME, KATE ($-47,317)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $299.82
THE LION KING $156.31
HADESTOWN $151.53
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $151.03
NETWORK $140.29


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($49.98), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE ($53.17), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($64.29), KING KONG ($70.48), BE MORE CHILL ($72.45)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 133.05%
HAMILTON 117.19%
NETWORK 106.44%
HADESTOWN 103.09%
AIN'T TOO PROUD 101.32%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (25.95%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (30.57%), KING KONG (40.91%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (46.67%), KING LEAR (47.32%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.1%
NETWORK 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.7%
COME FROM AWAY 101.5%
OKLAHOMA! 101.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (61.1%), KING KONG (61.2%), KING LEAR (63.8%), THE FERRYMAN (71.5%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (82.2%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FROZEN 1645
BE MORE CHILL 1219
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1072
THE PROM 938
WICKED 678


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
BURN THIS (-1731), KING KONG (-547), KING LEAR (-328), HILLARY AND CLINTON (-285), TOOTSIE (-248)

That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/13

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/12/2019.


This week, 38 shows played on Broadway, with 316,359 tickets sold and a total gross of $36,855,347. The average ticket price was $116.50.

This was up the number of shows as last week and up 2 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 6.48%. Versus last year, attendance was up 3.33%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 7.92% vs. last week and down -4.57% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $116.50 is up $1.55 compared to last week and down $-9.65 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,139,022
THE LION KING $2,042,084
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,632,527
WICKED $1,588,434
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,575,933


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE ($280,004), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($307,770), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($395,738), BE MORE CHILL ($407,296), INK ($408,551)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE $210,635
TOOTSIE $152,719
THE CHER SHOW $62,111
ALL MY SONS $59,349
THE PROM $55,896


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-182,260), THE LION KING ($-179,310), ALADDIN ($-147,139), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ($-134,938), CHICAGO ($-96,733)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $291.92
THE LION KING $151.94
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $148.95
HADESTOWN $147.64
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $140.30


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE ($50.24), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($55.53), KING KONG ($68.39), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($72.47), KING LEAR ($81.04)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 133.56%
HAMILTON 103.58%
AIN'T TOO PROUD 103.47%
HADESTOWN 100.28%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 95.73%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (27.35%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (35.51%), KING KONG (42.25%), BE MORE CHILL (46.52%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (48.58%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.4%
HAMILTON 101.8%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.4%
COME FROM AWAY 101.4%
HADESTOWN 101.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
KING KONG (65.2%), BE MORE CHILL (66.5%), KING LEAR (67.7%), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (68.5%), THE FERRYMAN (71.8%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE 4599
TOOTSIE 691
WAITRESS 380
THE PROM 235
THE CHER SHOW 217


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-1566), CHICAGO (-652), BEETLEJUICE (-531), FROZEN (-499), WICKED (-429)

That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/6

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/5/2019.


This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 297,097 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,151,624. The average ticket price was $114.95.

This was the same as the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -6.24%. Versus last year, attendance was up 0.84%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -10.48% vs. last week and down -7.68% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $114.95 is down $-5.45 compared to last week and down $-10.61 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,188,340
THE LION KING $2,221,394
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,767,464
WICKED $1,610,389
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,602,693


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($314,335), BE MORE CHILL ($411,116), INK ($428,622), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($429,388), ALL MY SONS ($469,296)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

TOOTSIE $297,768
INK $101,127
HADESTOWN $96,006
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME $17,584
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $11,279


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-390,677), FROZEN ($-347,800), MEAN GIRLS ($-306,406), THE LION KING ($-229,977), BE MORE CHILL ($-219,706)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $296.45
THE LION KING $164.05
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $153.23
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $151.92
HADESTOWN $142.00


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($54.04), KING KONG ($68.62), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($78.74), THE PROM ($80.06), BEETLEJUICE ($81.19)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 127.52%
HAMILTON 105.21%
ALADDIN 101.5%
AIN'T TOO PROUD 100.1%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 97.91%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (36.27%), KING KONG (42.31%), BE MORE CHILL (46.96%), THE PROM (50.72%), MY FAIR LADY (51.5%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.7%
HAMILTON 101.8%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.3%
HADESTOWN 101.2%
COME FROM AWAY 101.2%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
KING KONG (65%), KING LEAR (66.2%), BE MORE CHILL (68%), THE FERRYMAN (69.7%), THE PROM (78.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1095
TOOTSIE 877
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME 100
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS 79
HADESTOWN 16


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
BEETLEJUICE (-1891), FROZEN (-1764), BE MORE CHILL (-1548), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (-1440), KING KONG (-1135)

That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/29

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 4/28/2019.


This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 316,868 tickets sold and a total gross of $38,151,116. The average ticket price was $120.40.

This was the same as the number of shows as last week and up 1 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -3.45%. Versus last year, attendance was up 3.75%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -5.14% vs. last week and up 7.97% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $120.40 is down $-2.15 compared to last week and up $4.71 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,243,577
THE LION KING $2,451,371
WICKED $2,001,066
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,756,185
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,716,124


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
INK ($327,495), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($354,408), ALL MY SONS ($477,448), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($478,075), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($493,352)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE CHER SHOW $206,838
HADESTOWN $183,197
BURN THIS $163,625
HILLARY AND CLINTON $152,528
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL $143,089


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-698,303), WICKED ($-632,012), ALADDIN ($-371,782), FROZEN ($-316,514), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-304,966)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $301.56
THE LION KING $180.66
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $170.61
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $150.60
NETWORK $146.25


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($61.77), BEETLEJUICE ($69.67), INK ($71.16), KING KONG ($79.31), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($80.09)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 126.7%
WICKED 112.43%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 110.41%
NETWORK 110.3%
HAMILTON 107.03%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (40.89%), INK (45.45%), THE PROM (55.81%), ALL MY SONS (59.27%), KING KONG (59.97%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.5%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.8%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.6%
OKLAHOMA! 101.6%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (71.4%), KING LEAR (73.9%), KING KONG (83.6%), WAITRESS (85.8%), THE CHER SHOW (86%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

BEETLEJUICE 1602
THE CHER SHOW 928
BEAUTIFUL 914
PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL 773
THE FERRYMAN 285


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
WICKED (-2757), TOOTSIE (-2035), KING KONG (-1936), ALADDIN (-1782), FROZEN (-1726)

That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/22

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 4/21/2019.


This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 328,200 tickets sold and a total gross of $40,219,790. The average ticket price was $122.55.

This was the same as the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 7.80%. Versus last year, attendance was up 4.20%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 15.82% vs. last week and up 7.23% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $122.55 is up $8.49 compared to last week and up $3.47 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,299,435
THE LION KING $3,149,674
WICKED $2,633,078
ALADDIN $2,048,492
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $2,021,090


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($300,613), INK ($316,263), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($340,825), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($462,612), ALL MY SONS ($482,132)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

THE LION KING $904,189
WICKED $876,409
ALADDIN $622,795
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $550,902
FROZEN $492,351


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE CHER SHOW ($-88,801), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($-87,936), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($-34,612), KING LEAR ($-31,328), BEAUTIFUL ($-30,961)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $306.95
THE LION KING $206.81
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $177.74
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $155.76
WICKED $155.53


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($49.94), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($56.06), INK ($67.71), TOOTSIE ($73.87), BEETLEJUICE ($76.91)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

WICKED 131.5%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 124.15%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 120.53%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 115.2%
HAMILTON 108.88%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (34.68%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (41.68%), INK (43.58%), THE CHER SHOW (53.04%), THE FERRYMAN (53.65%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.7%
COME FROM AWAY 101.9%
HAMILTON 101.7%
OKLAHOMA! 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.6%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (67.9%), KING LEAR (77.2%), THE CHER SHOW (77.6%), BEAUTIFUL (81.2%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (87%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

TOOTSIE 2877
WICKED 2591
FROZEN 2356
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2289
ALADDIN 2129


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE FERRYMAN (-393), KING LEAR (-203), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (-32), HAMILTON (-4),

That's all for this week... Note: All data presented for informational purposes only. BroadwayWorld.com makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the data, or the matter in which it's presented. Source: The Broadway League..


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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, 45+ countries worldwide and 10 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, 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 '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 splits his time between Manhattan and Lake Tamarack in Stockholm, NJ 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 writing has been featured on the site in 'The Broadway Pulse' and Industry Insight sections on BroadwayWorld 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 new entertainment web sites including BWWTVWorld.com, BWWBooksWorld.com, BWWMusicWorld.com, BWWDanceWorld.com, BWWClassicalWorld.com and BWWOperaWorld.com. 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.

Recently, the site unveiled a major redesign, fully responsive on all platforms and taking full advantage of the latest in i-technology and has spent the last year involved in further growth including the launch of new regions, new sections including Around the World and Industry Insight and more.

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