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Disparity increases as Broadway box office holds steady

For the week ending April 30, the 35 productions running grossed $31,930,896 and played to 88% capacity.

Henry Lewis, Neil Patrick Harris and Henry Shields in “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” (Credit: Jeremy Daniel)

As the 2022-2023 Broadway season came to a close, the disparity between top-performing and faltering productions increased.

Twelve shows played to 95% capacity or greater last week, while seven performed to less than 80% capacity. Four shows dipped below 70% capacity, and of those, two played to 60% or less.

For the week ending April 30, the 35 productions running grossed $31,930,896, a 1% increase from the previous week. Attendance was up 0.08% to 88%.

“The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Sweeney Todd” were the three top-grossing productions for the second consecutive week. Nineteen of the 35 productions running saw box office decreases.

“Peter Pan Goes Wrong” had a strong week as Neil Patrick Harris continued in his recently extended limited run. The comedy grossed $987,969, an increase of 21%, and played to 92% capacity, an increase of 2%.

In its first post-opening week, “Prima Facie” saw a 22% increase and grossed $986,851. The solo show starring Jodie Comer played to 98% capacity, up 2%.

“Some Like It Hot,” which today led the pack with 13 Tony Award nominations, continued to falter at the box office. The production grossed $760,745, down 6% from the previous week, and played to just 68% capacity, down 2%. “Some Like It Hot” has not played to greater than 90% capacity since the week ending Dec. 11, 2022.

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