Bruce Springsteen is Broadway’s newest hot ticket, and with only five performances a week and in a house that seats under 1,000 (the Walter Kerr Theatre), the music icon has fans spending top dollar for a coveted spot in the house.
Springsteen on Broadway’s first week of performances grossed $2,332,108. With ticket prices climbing up to $850, it was still a point and a half shy of reaching its full potential. It trailed behind perennial favorites Hamilton and Hello, Dolly!. Also surpassing $2 million in the week ending October 8 was The Lion King.
Most shows celebrated a box-office boost over the holiday weekend, including a $450,000 uptick for Wicked, a jump of $360,804 for School of Rock (bringing it just below seven figures), and the highest gross since the spring for The Play That Goes Wrong (currently the longest-running play on Broadway).
At $1,379,848, Come From Away earned its highest gross to date since beginning performances in February. The record week coincides with the production's announcement of recouping its $12 million capitalization.