The AndyGram

Tuesday, Apr 25th

You are here: Home Theatre Press Releases 2009-10 Press Releases 2009-10 Broadway Theatre Season End-of-Season Statistics Released
Monday, 24 May 2010 18:01

2009-10 Broadway Theatre Season End-of-Season Statistics Released

2009 – 2010 BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON
END-OF-SEASON STATISTICS

(New York, NY)  May 24, 2010 – The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2009 – 2010 season, which began May 25, 2009 and ended May 23, 2010.  For the 2009 – 2010 season, Broadway shows yielded $1.02 billion in grosses, and total attendances reached 11.89 million.

Grosses are up 1.5% from last season’s absolute numbers (which do not include estimates*).  Attendance is down 3.0% from the 2008 – 2009 season, also using absolute numbers.

Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said, “Using the numbers we know, grosses were up 1.5% over last season. However, if we factor in estimated figures for Young Frankenstein which ran 32 weeks in 2008 – 2009, we could be down slightly this season – perhaps as much as 1.0% in grosses. In any case, we are thrilled that even in this current economic climate, our numbers are strong thanks to the vibrancy of this season’s offerings.“

During the 2009-2010 season, 39 shows opened (11 new musicals, 14 new plays, 6 musical revivals, and 8 play revivals).

Season Gross Gross Total Attendance
2009-10 $1.02 billion 11.89 million
2008-09 $1.00 billion* 12.25 million*

*Estimates for Young Frankenstein, which played 32 weeks during the 2008-09 season are not included here (previews began 10/11/07, closed 1/4/09 ).


#  #  #

{sharethis}