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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

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Jeff

Friday, June 20, 2014

The 2013 - 2014 Box Office Final Summary

#1
The numbers are in, and the 2013 - 2014 Broadway season showed gains in all three indicators (attendance, grosses and playing weeks)  For more about the record books, click HERE.  All is not sunny, though, as this analyst explains HERE.  All told, from the beginning of the season (May 27, 2013) to the end (May 25, 2014), 69 shows played on Broadway, and here is how they stack up.  (To see how this was calculated and compiled, click HERE.)

The top spot should be no surprise, nor should the continued success of star-driven, short-term revivals.  The long-running spectacles are still holding their own (The Lion King, Wicked, and The Phantom of the Opera).  Other long-runners seem to be running out of steam, with Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys and Once posting the biggest drops from last season.  Plays - revivals and new productions - are, as usual, a love 'em or leave 'em thing, with quality generally winning out.  The non-profit, subscriber-based shows are still generally skewed since their gross potential percentage is effected by lower subscription prices for longer periods, if not the whole run (see Violet and Casa Valentina as examples).

THE FINAL BOX OFFICE RANKING
2013 – 2014 BROADWAY SEASON
FINAL RANK
SHOW
TITLE
1
The Book of Mormon
2
Lucky Guy
3
Betrayal
4
A Raisin in the Sun
5
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
6
I'll Eat You Last
7
Kinky Boots
8
Il Divo
9
The Lion King
10
Wicked

#12
#21
#24
11
700 Sundays
12
If/Then
13
Les Miserables
14
Matilda
15
Motown
16
Of Mice and Men
17
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
18
Twelfth Night/Richard III
19
Pippin
20
Cabaret
21
Aladdin
22
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
23
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
24
The Glass Menagerie
25
Newsies
26
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
27
The Realistic Joneses
28
Annie
29
The Phantom of the Opera
30
Rock of Ages

#39 
#44
31
No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot
32
Jersey Boys
33
Once
34
All the Way
35
Outside Mullingar
36
The Cripple of Inishmaan
37
Bullets Over Broadway
38
Chicago
39
Rocky: The Musical
40
After Midnight
41
Mamma Mia!
42
The Trip to Bountiful
43
Cinderella
44
A Gentleman's Guide…
45
Violet
46
A Night with Janis Joplin
47
Big Fish
48
The Nance
49
Macbeth (Solo)
50
Nice Work If You Can Get It

#55
#64
51
The Big Knife
52
The Assembled Parties
53
First Date
54
The Bridges of Madison County
55
Casa Valentina
56
The Winslow Boy
57
Machinal
58
The Snow Geese
59
A Time to Kill
60
Macbeth (Lincoln Center)
61
Romeo and Juliet
62
Act One
63
Mothers and Sons
64
Soul Doctor
65
Let It Be
66
The Velocity of Autumn
67
Ann
68
Bronx Bombers
69
Forever Tango

Jeff
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