What’s Selling on Broadway – Week ending 7/20/2014

The Broadway Grosses for the week ending 7/20/2014 showed the following information as related to ticket prices:

Average Ticket Price: $103.58
Number of Shows: 29

The following lists the top 10 highest average ticket prices:

1. The Book of Mormon, $184.60
2. The Lion King, $160.41
3. Beautiful, $157.21
4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, $150.91
5. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, $130.31
6. Wicked, $127.89
7. Cabaret, $121.70
8. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, $120.13
9. Kinky Boots, $119.02
10. Aladdin, $111.95

Refer to Broadway Grosses for more information.

If you have a chance, read Michael Riedel’s column today in the New York Post. He has some interesting insights into a new play, not a musical, that is due to open this fall on Broadway. The show is called “It’s Only a Play” by Terrence McNally and it will star that dynamic duo Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. According to Riedel, they are proving again that they are Broadway gold as the show has already brought in $5.5 million making it the top earner of the fall. By the way, the show’s first preview is August 28th and it won’t open until Oct. 9th. I’m taking a wild guess here that tickets for this show might be hard to come by and a bit on the high end – supply and demand theory.

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