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Broadway attendance remains steady as gross dips in second week of January

For the week ending Jan. 14, the 26 currently running productions grossed $27,657,991.

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford in “Sweeney Todd” (Credit: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Broadway attendance held relatively steady during the 34th week of the 2023-2024 season; Broadway welcomed 219,787 admissions during the week ending Jan. 14, down a mere 0.7% from the previous week. The industry’s box office decreased 6.8% to $27,657,991. Seats across all theaters were filled to 90.4% capacity, down from 93% the week prior. While attendance refers to the hard number of tickets collected each week, percent of capacity refers to how many of a theater’s available seats were occupied – two theaters of different sizes can simultaneously post the same percent capacity, but different attendance figures.

“Sweeney Todd” was the week’s top-earning show, and the only show to gross over $2 million. In Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford’s final week headlining the revival, the show earned $2,111,147 — its second-highest grossing week to date. “The Lion King” was the week’s second-highest earner ($1,918,772) . “Hamilton” was the third-highest ($1,901,850).

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