The Broadway box office took a brief dive following a Thanksgiving holiday bonanza, timorous $2.4 million or 12% from a week before. But Al Pacino valid that audiences will still compensate tip dollar to see certain stars regardless of a vehicle. In this case, it was a universe premiere of David Mamet’s China Doll, that non-stop following an extended preview duration to some of the misfortune notices of a season. (The first paragraphs of a New York Times review recapped Michael Riedel’s New York Post pre-opening report about a show, an unpalatable practice). Nevertheless, China Doll was adult $417K to $1.1 million during a Shubert Organization’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an normal sheet cost of $152.57, a top for a non-musical by a substantial distance.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School Of Rock — The Musical non-stop to a Santa’s bag full of goodies from a ink-stained kvetches, flattering most ensuring a prolonged run during a Shuberts’ Winter Garden — good news for a composer/producer in a arise of a integrate of misfires. If a rumored reconstruction of Cats creates it to Broadway subsequent season, a Lord will have 3 shows using simultaneously, with The Phantom Of The Opera display no signs of vacating any time soon.
Speaking of stars, Bruce Willis in Misery during a Shuberts’ Broadhurst bounced behind $116K to $827K, 66% of sum intensity and an normal sheet cost of $121.98.
The reconstruction of Fiddler On The Roof, previewing during a Shuberts’ Broadway Theatre, was down $159K though still appears to be a clever draw, pulling in $1 million, usually bashful of 70% of potential. The Color Purple, also being revived, during a Shuberts’ Jacobs, took in $739K, a healthy 72% of sum potential, with an normal sheet cost of $101.57 during a previews.
Newcomer On Your Feet!, during a Nederlander Organization’s Marquis, softened by $21.6K to $1.28 million, or 83% of potential, with an normal sheet cost of $112.11.
Among a deteriorate newcomers underperforming given their vicious reception: The Gin Game, during a Shuberts’ Golden, $218K or 32% of potential; Spring Awakening, during a Nederlanders’ Brooks Atkinson, $391K or 39% of potential; A View From The Bridge, during a Shuberts’ Lyceum, $533K or 59% of potential; Fool For Love, during Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman, $319K or 48% of potential; King Charles III, during a Shuberts’ Music Box, $569K or 57% of potential; and Thérèse Raquin, during a Roundabout’s Studio 54, $410K or 48.5% of potential.
Total sales for Week 28 of a 2015-2016 season, according to total expelled by a trade organisation Broadway League, were $29.6M opposite 37 shows. That was down $53K or 12% from a prior week and 1.7% from a same week final year, when usually 36 shows were running.