Monday, May 20, 2024

Broadway: Winter Kills as “Hello, Dolly!” Slips Over 6%, Even “Hamilton” Drops by $300K


Winter is cruel on Broadway. It’s cold out, and the shows suffer — even the big ones.

“Hello, Dolly!” was down over 6% in total capacity from last week, off by $160,000. WIth Bette Midler the average ticket price has sunk to $95.40. The heady days of $750 tickets is over.

“Hamilton” was off by almost $300,000– and their average ticket price is down. No show in invincible.

“The Book of Mormon” also took a hit– by just under $200,000. For the first time in two years that show finished the week below $1 million. Wow.

It’s a good time to see Broadway shows, that’s for sure. Go see “The Band’s Visit” now– before it wins a lot of Tony Awards!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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