‘Hamilton’s $998 Top Yields $3M Week, $300 Average Ticket Price At Holiday Broadway B.O.

UPDATE, 3:30 P.M.: Fixes total b.o. figures in second paragraph, showing it was indeed a record week.

With its seasonal top price of $998, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historico-musico rap blockbuster Hamilton registered $3.26 million in ticket sales last week, the first of the expected Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s Times Square gold rush. Disney’s pair — The Lion King and Aladdin — both broke the $2 million barrier, at $2.5 million and $2.04 million, respectively. Also in the $2M club was Wicked, its cash register ringing up $2.3 million in sales. Only Hamilton, among those shows, kissed the $1K-per-ticket ring to achieve those numbers, however. The hike resulted in a Street-leading average ticket price of $303.21.

Week 27 of the 2016-2017 Broadway season was a whopper, posting a 32% increase over Week 26, to $35.3 million. That’s a record, beating last year’s $33.85 million by $1.4 million or 4 per cent. All but a handful of 34 shows on the roster showed improvements over the previous stand.

Broadway's 'Cats' revival.
Broadway’s ‘Cats’ revival. Matthew Murphy

All three of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows made the Lord and the landlords happy with $1 million-plus weeks: Cats, at the Nederlander Organization’s Neil Simon, sold $1.2 million in tickets, 84% of its gross potential, with an average ticket price of $118.82. School Of Rock: The Musical, at the Shubert Organization’s Winter Garden, did $1.6 million, 93% of potential; average ticket price, $125.86 price. The Phantom Of The Opera, at the Shuberts’ Majestic, registered $1.26 million, 84% of potential, with an average ticket price of $106.48.

The $1 million-plus club included Fiddler On The Roof, $1.06 million at the Shuberts’ Broadway; Matilda, $1.26 million at the Shubert; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812, $1.3 million at the Shuberts’ Imperial; Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, $1.08 million at Ambassador Theatre Group’s Lyric; The Book Of Mormon, $1.5 million at Jujamcyn Theatres’ Eugene O’Neill; and The Front Page, $1.3 million at the Shuberts’ Broadhurst.

On the negative side of the ledger, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Stephen Sondheim, fell $38K to $881.6K; Heisenberg, at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman, was down $113.7K because of a six-performance week; the Liev Schreiber-Janet McTeer led revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses was off a bruising $251K at the Shuberts’ Booth; On Your Feet! was down $56K at the Nederlanders’ Marquis; and The Cherry Orchard dropped $24.8K to $284K at the Roundabout’s American Airlines.

A Bronx Tale, Dear Even Hansen and In Transit are all in previews.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/11/hamilton-thousand-dollar-top-3-million-week-broadway-box-office-1201860654/