Gross revenue from Broadway shows in New York per season from 2006/07 to 2012/13 (in million U.S. dollars)*

 Total revenueRevenue from musicalsRevenue from plays
2006/07 938.54 843.65 94.89
2007/08 937.83 820.41 117.42
2008/09 943.24 775.81 149.83
2009/10 1,020.22 860.6 159.61
2010/11 1,080.56 915.67 158.41
2011/12 1,139.31 933.9 186.12
2012/13 1,138.73 930.41 198.31
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This graph depicts the total revenue per season from Broadway shows in New York from 2006/07 to 2012/13. In the 2006/07 season, revenue from plays was at 94.89 million U.S. dollars.

Broadway theatres

The Broadway theatres (theaters in US English) are located in the theatre (theater) district in Midtown Manhatten, New York City. The musicals and theatrical performances (plays) that were performed in the 2012/13 season at the 40 professional theatres with more than 500 seats drew a total attendance of 11.57 million. The majority, 9.08 million or almost 80 percent, of the audience attended musicals. In the 2012/13 season the gross revenue from Broadway shows in New York was at 1.14 billion U.S. dollars with about 930 million U.S. dollars from musicals and almost 200 million U.S. dollars from theatrical plays.

The average paid admission at Broadway shows over all categories was at 98.42 U.S. dollars in the 2012/13 season. Admission to musicals is generally more expensive with an average ticket price of 102.45 U.S. dollars in 2012/13 than admission to theatrical plays, which had an average ticket price of 82.54 U.S. dollars.

In 2012/13 plays totaled 437 playing weeks and musicals 978 playing weeks, a total of 1,430 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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