Gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

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This statistic shows the gross revenue of Broadway shows in New York from 2006 to 2017. During the 2016/17 season, musicals performed on Broadway generated over 1.28 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 2016/17 season at the 40 professional theatres with more than 500 seats drew a total attendance of 13.27 million. The majority, 11.36 million or over 80 percent of the audience, attended musicals. In the 2016/17 season the gross revenue from Broadway shows in New York was at 1.45 billion U.S. dollars with over 1.28 billion U.S. dollars from musicals and about 153.76 million U.S. dollars from theatrical plays.

The average paid admission at Broadway shows over all categories was at 109.21 U.S. dollars in the 2016/17 season. Admission to musicals was slightly more expensive with an average ticket price of 113.1 U.S. dollars in 2016/17, compared to specials and plays costing 95.23 and 85.48 U.S. dollars respectively.

In 2016/17 plays totaled 324 playing weeks and musicals 1,239 playing weeks, a total of 1,580 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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