broadway The box office report won̵7;t register the impact of this morning’s Tony Award nominations for another week or so, but today’s news certainly comes as a welcome and promising sign. shocked, kimberly akimbo, fat ham and doing its best to compete against other well-reviewed productions such as blockbusters Sweeney Todd And the parade,
astounded stands out in particular to advantage: The comedy opened a month earlier on Broadway with no brand recognition, no big-name stars and virtually no advance word beyond the ubiquitous, pun-filled subway poster, Which raised more questions than they answered.
The musical surprised more than a few Broadway watchers strong review And, today, nine Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. at the box office, astounded The Nederlander is doing good business with 87% of seats sold last week grossing $550,546, but average ticket prices are still a modest $67.52.
kimberly akimbothat opened excellent review Last fall, last week was at about 89% of capacity, with a ticket total of $419,928, with an average ticket price of $76.35. Eight Tony nominations (and a solid margin of a few wins) should boost sales.
Some other recent arrivals pulled in eye-popping numbers last week: Prima facie, The solo drama, starring Jodie Comer, grossed an astonishing $986,851 and was 98.43% filled at John Golden. peter pan goes wrongThe very funny British spectacle that somehow got shut down from Tony Nomes pulled in an impressive $988,560, no doubt helped by guest star Neil Patrick Harris (he’s been on board with the show since May 7).
Some other pre enrollment numbers:
- good night oscarThe nominee, starring Sean Hayes, grossed $640,324 for seven showings last week;
- Summer, 1976which co-starred Jessica Hecht and extended its run by one week, grossing $374,454 for the nonprofessional Manhattan Theater Club, filling 92.37% of seats at the Friedman;
- bad cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest, grossed only $514,980 at 65% capacity at the Imperial. No Tony Nominations Today;
- New York, New York proved more popular with audiences than critics: the musical grossed $943,394 at the St. James, with a lukewarm $75 average ticket price at 96.34% capacity;
- Sign in Sidney Brustein’s windowwhich earned some strong nominations, began previews at James Earl Jones, grossing $512,441 for one performance, with seats still 87% filled.
gray houseThe first Broadway production of the 2023–24 season begins performances at the Lyceum ahead of its May 30 debut; The thriller starring Laurie Metcalf sold out its first preview, grossing $96,424.
In total, 35 Broadway productions grossed $31,930,896 for the week ending April 30, remaining steady from the previous week. The attendance was 271,062, approximately 88% of the total capacity.
Season to date, Broadway has grossed $1,483,238,671 with a total attendance of 11,482,958 at 89% of total capacity.
All figures courtesy of The Broadway League. For complete box office listing, visit League website,