The industry, according to "Broadway's Economic Contribution to New York City: 2006-2007 Season," also supported over 40,000 full-time jobs.
In a statement Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin said, "We're pleased that our latest economic impact study shows an increase in Broadway's contribution to the city. Broadway continues to play a vital role in ensuring the economic growth of New York."
Highlights of the study follow:
Broadway directly supported an estimated 44,000 full-time equivalent jobs: 14,000 of these jobs were directly or indirectly related to Broadway shows; the other 30,000 were employed in local restaurants, shops, taxis because of Broadway-motivated visitors. "Broadway's Economic Contribution to New York City" is published biennially by The Broadway League. For more information visit www.broadwayleague.com/research.html.
Created in 1930, The Broadway League is the official trade association for the commercial theatre industry.