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Broadway League Releases 2013-14 Statistics - Highest Grossing and Best Attended Memorial Day Week In Recorded History

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2013 – 2014 BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON
END-OF-SEASON STATISTICS

HIGHEST GROSSING AND BEST ATTENDED
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK IN RECORDED HISTORY

(New York, NY) May 27, 2014 – The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2013 – 2014 season, which began May 27, 2013 and ended May 25, 2014.  For the 2013 – 2014 season, Broadway shows yielded $1.27 billion in grosses, and total attendances reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1496 playing weeks.

 

The 2013 – 2014 Broadway season concluded with grosses up (+11.4%), attendance up (+5.6%), and playing weeks up (+4.6%).

Furthermore, this past week was both the highest grossing and best attended Memorial Day week in recorded history.

“It’s been another amazing season and Broadway is healthy and vibrant,” says Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League. “With over a 5% increase in attendance, the diverse offerings on stage are clearly pleasing our audiences. As well, ticket buying is easier and alternate curtain times and more selections of matinee days make seeing a show convenient for every schedule.”

The show tally is based on the final Tony Awards determinations of categories. The final numbers in accordance with the 2014 Tony Awards determinations are as follows:

44 productions opened during the 2013-2014 season which included 16 musicals (12 new, 4 revivals), 25 plays (10 new, 14 revivals, 1 return engagement), and 3 specials. 

Season                      Broadway Grosses                        Total Attendance

2013-2014    

$1,268,881,236 billion

12.21 million

2012-2013

$1,138,734,331 billion

11.57 million

2011-2012

$1,139,311,457 billion

12.33 million

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THE BROADWAY LEAGUE, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League’s 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers who present in nearly 200 markets in North America, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and on tour across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.BroadwayLeague.com, or follow The Broadway League on Twitter @TheBwayLeague or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BroadwayLeagueBROADWAY.ORG is the League’s new official on-line headquarters for Broadway in NYC and on tour. Download the free Broadway.org mobile app for iOS or Android, and the free IBDB mobile app for iOS or Android.


The Broadway League annually presents the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards,® one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry, with The American Theatre Wing.

Broadway theatres are filled with an exciting array of new and classic musicals and plays, providing the perfect experience for every audience. Great seats are available at every price point and are easy to buy online, by phone, or in person at theatre box offices. It's always the perfect time to see a show. Broadway performs every day of the week at multiple curtain times to accommodate every schedule.

Andrew C. McGibbon

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association, AEA and AFTRA.

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon