Broadway Shows Playing to 94% Capacity End Of January

Broadway Shows Playing to 94% Capacity End Of January
The cast of Phantom of the Opera (photo: Johan Persson)

Even though Broadway box office traditionally drops in January following the bustling holiday season, the last week of January saw the 23 productions currently on the Great While Way grossing $25,705,039, with audience capacity inching up to 94% overall.

Thirteen shows grossed over $1 million with The Phantom of the Opera, Funny Girl and Hamilton scoring the top three spots.

Fourteen of the 23 shows played to 95% capacity or greater while only three played to 80% or less (none below 77% capacity).

It’s worth noting that Phantom, which celebrated its 35th and final anniversary on Broadway last week, grossed $2,483,532 playing to 100% capacity.

All in all, it sounds like Broadway is doing pretty well for a normally slow time of year.

Rave reviews and very “hot” word of mouth put Some Like It Hot, currently playing at the Shubert Theater, at the top of my “must-see” list. It’s wo starting at $66.

“Exhilarating…Unstoppable…Obviously a hit!” – The New York Times

Go see a Broadway show or a local production in your town. Nothing like seeing live theater.