Gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

This statistic shows the gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2016. During the 2015/16 season, musicals performed on Broadway generated over 1.17 billion U.S. dollars.


Broadway theatres

The Broadway theatres (theaters in U.S. English) are located in the theatre (theater) district in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The musicals and theatrical performances (plays) that were performed in the 2015/16 season at the 40 professional theatres with more than 500 seats drew a total attendance of 13.31 million. The majority, 11.10 million or over 80 percent, of the audience attended musicals. In the 2015/16 season the gross revenue from Broadway shows in New York was at 1.37 billion U.S. dollars with about 1.17 billion U.S. dollars from musicals and about 181.73 million U.S. dollars from theatrical plays.

The average paid admission at Broadway shows over all categories was at 103.11 U.S. dollars in the 2015/16 season. Admission to musicals is slightly more expensive with an average ticket price of 105.68 U.S. dollars in 2015/16, compared to specials and plays costing 97.16 and 89.59 U.S. dollars respectively.

In 2015/16 plays totaled 372 playing weeks and musicals 1,254 playing weeks, a total of 1,648 playing weeks. Playing weeks are a measure of Broadway’s productivity. They are calculated by adding up the number of weeks that each show is performed in a season. To determine the overall number of weeks the subtotals of each show are added up. Each season about 35 to 45 new shows debut at theatres on Broadway.

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SeasonRevenue from musicalsRevenue from playsRevenue from specials
2006/07 843.65 94.89 0
2007/08 820.41 117.42 0
2008/09 775.81 149.83 17.61
2009/10 860.6 159.61 0
2010/11 915.67 158.41 6.49
2011/12 933.9 186.12 19.29
2012/13 930.41 198.31 10.01
2013/14 1,072.51 189.48 6.89
2014/15 1,108.69 247.57 8.98
2015/16 1,173.3 181.73 18.22
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