They were sweating bullets over Broadway in the week following the peculiar Tony Awards nominations, with many shows dropping further from the previous week’s post-holiday decline. Overall, total take on Broadway for the week ending Sunday fell to $29,244,147, from $31,700,745 the week before, according to figures released by the trade group the Broadway League.
Biggest loser in terms of cash was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a holdover from last season. Cindy was down a whopping $483,689, taking in less than 40% of her potential of $994,068 and filling about 60% of the seats at the Broadway Theatre, at an average ticket price of $75.63. Matilda, also a holdover, was down $328,393, to $924,624; attendance dropped to a smidgen under 89%. Long-running Wicked was off $342,640, at a still-impressive $1,732,110.
The Book Of Mormon continues to rule the top-ticket roost with a Theater District high of $186.55 per ducat. Denzel Washington and company had the straight-play high average, with theatergoers shelling out $142.31 on average for A Raisin In The Sun.
The biggest improver of the week was the Neil Patrick Harris-headlined Hedwig And The Angry Inch, selling out at the Belasco (where it broke the house record) and raking in $267,957 over the previous week’s take to $993,474.