Broadway Ends 2018 Season with a Bang

11th January 2019 | Category: Theater

Broadway ended 2018 with record breaking numbers and we are eager to see how 2019 will kick off.

Hamilton, Lion King, Mean Girls and Wicked are just some of the top performing shows so make you pick and join the multimillion auditorium that enjoyed some of the greatest shows in Broadway history.

According to the New York Post, Hamilton grossed more than $4 million last week with an average ticket $375.39 which is the first for any Broadway show to gross in a single week. It was the highest-grossing week ever on Broadway with $57.8 million and 378,910 seats filled. In 2017 the total gross was $35.8 and 244,973 seats filled in the last week of the year. This year ended particularly well thanks to the premium pricing, warm weather and increased number of performances.

Eight shows that were on the repertoire the week ending 30 December, grossed more than $20 millionaccording to the Broadway League, a national trade association for the industry.

The Lion King shattered the Minskoff Theatre record scooping $3.7 million over nine shows. Mean Girls earned $1.9 million for eight performances while The Ferryman pulled just a bit over $1 million for eight shows.

Two play properties also did exceedingly well, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child setting a record for weekly ticket sales for a play and $2.5 million for eight shows, with To Kill A Mockingbird scoring $1.7 million over eight shows. To Kill a Mockingbird became the highest single-week grossing American play in Broadway history. King Kong grossed $243,090 on Sunday’s matinee, the biggest single performance in the history of the Broadway Theatre. Aladdin also broke a record in New Amsterdam Theatre by attracting $2.6 million on nine performances while Frozen set a new record at St. James Theatre with $2.3 million for 8 shows. Even a magic show The Illusionist: Magic of the Holidays set a new all-time weekly box office record at the Marquis Theatre with $2.9.million in 16 performances.

It was definitely a week for setting the records. Enjoy these amazing shows and all tickets can be found on our pages.


Show Date and Time:  Saturday, 12 January, 2019, 8pm

Show Location: CIBC Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Show Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

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