Revenue / 06.06.19
Broadway's 2018-19 Season Breaks Attendance, Box Office Records
Billboard (05/29/19) Real, Evan
End-of-season numbers from the Broadway League estimated that the 2018-2019 Broadway season set a new all-time record, with more than 14.7 million attendees and more than $1.8 billion in show grosses. This marks a 9.5 percent gain in attendance from the same period last season. "Broadway has never been more appealing to so many different people ranging from kids to grandparents and everyone in between," reported Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. "This substantial growth in attendance clearly reflects the large variety of offerings including long-running shows, new hit productions, and stories relevant to our society today. This coupled with the fact that over 50 percent of tickets are priced below $101, the industry is achieving its goal of being more accessible to everyone." In the 2018-2019 season, 38 productions opened, including 13 musicals, 21 plays, and four special engagements. Top earners were holdovers "Hamilton," "The Lion King," "Wicked," "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," and "Aladdin," along with new-season entries like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Network." "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" grossed a record $105,057,544 in ticket sales for the season, the first time a Broadway production has topped $100 million in a year.
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