Gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York 2006-2019

This statistic shows the gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2019. During the 2018/19 season, musicals performed on Broadway generated over 1.43 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 2017/18 season at the 40 professional theatres with more than 500 seats drew a total attendance of 13.79 million. The majority, 11.45 million or over 80 percent of the audience, attended musicals. In the 2017/18 season the gross revenue from Broadway shows in New York was at 1.7 billion U.S. dollars with over 1.44 billion U.S. dollars from musicals and about 180.43 million U.S. dollars from theatrical plays.

The average paid admission at Broadway shows over all categories was at 123.07 U.S. dollars in the 2017/18 season. Admission to musicals was slightly more expensive with an average ticket price of 125.70 U.S. dollars in 2017/18.

In 2017/18 plays totaled 367 playing weeks and musicals 1,624 playing weeks, a total of 1,624 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.

Gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2019

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Release date

June 2019


United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

*To account for variances in the calendar year, a 53rd week is added to the season every seven years. The 2017-18 season was a 53-week season.
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