Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Broadway Box Office Jumps Astounding $17 Million During Christmas Week, Shows Set Records


Wow. After a lackluster week before December 25th, Broadway came roaring back the week ending New Year’s Eve.

Box office was up by a shocking $17 million, totaling $51 million. That’s insane.

Many shows claimed records for their theaters including “Funny Girl” and “Hadestown.”

Fourteen shows played to 100% capacity — or more. “The Lion King,” “Music Man,” and “Wicked” led the way, “The Lion King” took in over $4 million in one week! “Hamilton” was not far behind with $2.7 million, and “Funny Girl” right behind it with $2.4 million.

Some smaller shows, like “Ohio State Murders” and “Top Dog/Underdog” did very well, also. So did “Leopoldstadt.”

Well, they always say Broadway is dead. But it’s not. Welcome back, everyone!

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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