2013-14 Broadway Season Takes in Over $1.2 Billion at the Box Office

News   2013-14 Broadway Season Takes in Over $1.2 Billion at the Box Office
The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, has released end-of-season statistics for the 2013-14 Broadway season, which began May 27, 2013, and ended May 25, 2014.

Forty-four productions opened during the season, including 16 musicals (12 new, 4 revivals), 25 plays (10 new, 14 revivals, 1 return engagement) and three specials. This season yielded $1.27 billion in grosses, and total attendance reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,496 playing weeks.

The 2013-14 Broadway season concluded with grosses up (+11.4%), attendance up (+5.6%) and playing weeks up (+4.6%).

"It’s been another amazing season and Broadway is healthy and vibrant," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement. "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."

Grosses and total attendance for the past three Broadway seasons follow:

2013-14: $1,268,881,236 billion; 12.21 million
2012-13: $1,138,734,331 billion; 11.57 million
2011-12: $1,139,311,457 billion; 12.33 million

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