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Presenting the New and Improved BWW

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 - 4/15

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 4/14/2019.


This week, 36 shows played on Broadway, with 304,463 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,725,461. The average ticket price was $114.05.

This was less than the number of shows as last week and the same vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was down -3.44%. Versus last year, attendance was down -2.30%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -1.60% vs. last week and down -7.96% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $114.05 is up $2.13 compared to last week and down $-7.02 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,191,118
THE LION KING $2,245,485
WICKED $1,756,669
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,708,792
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,505,427


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
INK ($321,953), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($375,438), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($388,549), ALL MY SONS ($424,814), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($457,256)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HAMILTON $250,909
ALL MY SONS $176,045
KING LEAR $166,783
KING KONG $164,612
OKLAHOMA! $147,858


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ($-122,724), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-93,604), BEETLEJUICE ($-79,255), WICKED ($-76,493), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-74,639)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $296.77
THE LION KING $166.76
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $165.19
NETWORK $145.70
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $131.69


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
HILLARY AND CLINTON ($62.99), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($67.13), BEETLEJUICE ($72.21), INK ($72.82), KING KONG ($76.58)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 123.16%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 106.57%
NETWORK 105.47%
HAMILTON 105.3%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 101.9%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
INK (44.37%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (44.83%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (45.91%), THE PROM (54.52%), KING KONG (54.6%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.8%
HAMILTON 101.8%
COME FROM AWAY 101.3%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.1%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.1%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (72.7%), THE CHER SHOW (76.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (78.7%), KING LEAR (79.7%), KING KONG (80.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

ALL MY SONS 2021
KING KONG 1886
CHICAGO 992
HADESTOWN 972
WAITRESS 935


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-1115), WICKED (-572), BEETLEJUICE (-397), THE FERRYMAN (-210), THE CHER SHOW (-162)

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 - 4/8

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 4/7/2019.


This week, 38 shows played on Broadway, with 315,320 tickets sold and a total gross of $35,291,616. The average ticket price was $111.92.

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 0.58%. Versus last year, attendance was down -3.85%. On the sales front, overall grosses were down -4.16% vs. last week and down -17.15% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $111.92 is down $-5.53 compared to last week and down $-17.96 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,940,209
THE LION KING $2,160,102
WICKED $1,833,162
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,802,396
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,628,150


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($381,334), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($391,944), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($410,927), OKLAHOMA! ($451,274), KING LEAR ($473,262)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

TOOTSIE $442,056
BEETLEJUICE $433,703
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME $134,315
THE BAND'S VISIT $90,452
BEAUTIFUL $16,273


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HAMILTON ($-297,345), MEAN GIRLS ($-165,384), FROZEN ($-129,664), HADESTOWN ($-119,834), BE MORE CHILL ($-115,674)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $273.92
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $168.57
THE LION KING $159.83
NETWORK $146.10
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $140.62


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($65.79), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($66.68), KING LEAR ($69.90), KING KONG ($74.40), BEETLEJUICE ($77.32)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 117.47%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 107.49%
HAMILTON 106.89%
NETWORK 105.96%
WICKED 103%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (44%), KING KONG (44.07%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (47.93%), THE PROM (48.28%), THE FERRYMAN (52.54%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.1%
OKLAHOMA! 102.7%
HAMILTON 101.6%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
COME FROM AWAY 101.3%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
KING KONG (66.6%), CHICAGO (74.8%), THE FERRYMAN (75.3%), BEAUTIFUL (75.8%), THE PROM (77.8%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

BEETLEJUICE 7203
TOOTSIE 6347
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME 592
THE BAND'S VISIT 372
KING LEAR 173


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
KINKY BOOTS (-1544), KING KONG (-1271), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-859), HADESTOWN (-815), MEAN GIRLS (-806)

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 - 4/1

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 3/31/2019.


This week, 37 shows played on Broadway, with 313,513 tickets sold and a total gross of $36,822,965. The average ticket price was $117.45.

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 4.97%. Versus last year, attendance was down -1.91%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 7.66% vs. last week and down -12.36% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $117.45 is up $2.93 compared to last week and down $-14.01 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,237,554
THE LION KING $2,158,754
WICKED $1,925,972
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,825,772
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,718,215


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($276,611), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($433,909), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($434,350), KING LEAR ($507,528), OKLAHOMA! ($537,287)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

HADESTOWN $499,515
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $460,159
HAMILTON $288,149
AIN'T TOO PROUD $227,829
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $210,530


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($-110,942), CHICAGO ($-62,860), BEAUTIFUL ($-54,490), KING LEAR ($-34,234), THE BOOK OF MORMON ($-26,823)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $301.00
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $172.61
THE LION KING $159.11
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $147.57
NETWORK $146.91


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($68.86), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($73.33), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($73.48), KING KONG ($74.85), KING LEAR ($76.92)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 123.96%
NETWORK 109.56%
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 108.88%
WICKED 108.21%
HAMILTON 106.83%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (46.62%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (49.3%), KING KONG (50.42%), THE PROM (52.6%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (53.12%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.9%
COME FROM AWAY 102%
HAMILTON 101.8%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%
OKLAHOMA! 101.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (74.1%), KING KONG (75.7%), BEAUTIFUL (77.6%), THE CHER SHOW (78%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (81.3%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

HADESTOWN 5356
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO 3244
OKLAHOMA! 783
BURN THIS 766
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS 760


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
BEAUTIFUL (-784), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (-567), CHICAGO (-555), THE CHER SHOW (-437), KING KONG (-278)

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 - 3/25

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 3/24/2019.


This week, 35 shows played on Broadway, with 298,672 tickets sold and a total gross of $34,204,242. The average ticket price was $114.52.

This was up the number of shows as last week and up 1 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 3.51%. Versus last year, attendance was up 1.98%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 3.82% vs. last week and down -3.42% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $114.52 is up $0.35 compared to last week and down $-6.40 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $2,949,405
THE LION KING $2,128,040
WICKED $1,937,089
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,507,685
ALADDIN $1,421,787


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME ($387,553), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($392,644), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($404,880), KING LEAR ($541,762), THE FERRYMAN ($564,472)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

BURN THIS $571,306
HILLARY AND CLINTON $217,516
AIN'T TOO PROUD $152,437
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME $144,195
THE LION KING $104,013


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-583,246), HAMILTON ($-246,989), BE MORE CHILL ($-51,605), NETWORK ($-33,031), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($-19,296)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $274.67
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $174.61
THE LION KING $156.84
NETWORK $143.80
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $140.32


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
KING KONG ($74.22), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS ($76.32), HILLARY AND CLINTON ($78.40), THE PROM ($82.29), THE BAND'S VISIT ($83.06)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 123.34%
WICKED 108.83%
NETWORK 107.69%
HAMILTON 107.22%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 103.04%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (50.98%), KING KONG (51.32%), THE PROM (52.02%), MY FAIR LADY (55.21%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (56.17%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 104%
COME FROM AWAY 102.1%
HAMILTON 101.6%
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 101.5%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.4%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE FERRYMAN (73.4%), KING KONG (77.7%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (79.9%), THE CHER SHOW (82%), KING LEAR (82.7%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

BURN THIS 4720
HILLARY AND CLINTON 2903
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME 1688
AIN'T TOO PROUD 1568
KINKY BOOTS 967


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO (-3244), THE FERRYMAN (-1030), THE BAND'S VISIT (-174), KING LEAR (-168), KISS ME, KATE (-161)

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 - 3/18

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 3/17/2019.


This week, 34 shows played on Broadway, with 288,544 tickets sold and a total gross of $32,944,573. The average ticket price was $114.18.

This was up the number of shows as last week and up 4 vs. the same week last year. Compared to last week, attendance was up 6.45%. Versus last year, attendance was up 8.50%. On the sales front, overall grosses were up 8.90% vs. last week and up 3.10% vs. this week last year. This week's average ticket price of $114.18 is up $2.56 compared to last week and down $-5.98 compared to last year.


Top 5 by This Week Gross

HAMILTON $3,196,394
THE LION KING $2,024,027
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $1,948,859
WICKED $1,836,854
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD $1,511,717


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
THE PROM ($533,392), KING LEAR ($558,714), THE FERRYMAN ($570,339), BEAUTIFUL ($585,129), WAITRESS ($613,885)


Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross

WICKED $280,935
THE LION KING $280,228
BE MORE CHILL $280,077
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $199,437
ANASTASIA $155,865


Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
FROZEN ($-164,977), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ($-105,373), THE CHER SHOW ($-75,490), BEAUTIFUL ($-32,127), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO ($-25,360)


Top 5 by Average Ticket Price

HAMILTON $297.12
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $175.35
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS ONE AND TWO $150.19
THE LION KING $149.14
NETWORK $147.10


Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
KING KONG ($70.46), THE PROM ($77.06), THE FERRYMAN ($81.34), THE BAND'S VISIT ($82.39), CHICAGO ($84.34)


Top 5 by Gross % of Potential

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 116.07%
NETWORK 111.15%
HAMILTON 105.48%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 103.62%
WICKED 103.2%


Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
KING KONG (47.44%), THE PROM (48.37%), BEAUTIFUL (52.86%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (53.72%), THE CHER SHOW (54.03%)


Top 5 by % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE BOOK OF MORMON 104.1%
COME FROM AWAY 102.1%
HAMILTON 101.8%
NETWORK 101.5%
DEAR EVAN HANSEN 101.5%


Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
KING KONG (75.7%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (77.6%), THE CHER SHOW (78.1%), WAITRESS (80%), THE PROM (82.8%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1995
ANASTASIA 1556
KING KONG 1155
WICKED 802
KINKY BOOTS 644


Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE CHER SHOW (-341), BE MORE CHILL (-30),

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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