Magazine article Variety

Broadway Up Slightly as Season Curtain Closes

Magazine article Variety

Broadway Up Slightly as Season Curtain Closes

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Broadway box office grosses and attendance figures in the last year showed small gains compared to the previous season, according to the latest annual report from The Broadway League. The trade group measured Broadway shows -16 musicals, 20 plays, and three specials ("Penn & Teller on Broadway""Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Game," and "The Illusionists - Live on Broadway") - that ran from May 25,2015, through May 22,2016.

Box Office Total

$1.37B

2015-16

$1.36B

2014-15

$1.27B

2013-14

Attendance

13.3M

2016-16

13.1M

2014-15

12.2M

2013-14

Top 20 Earners in 2015- If)

1. The Lion King $102.7m

2. Wicked $90.8m

3. Aladdin $80.9m

4. The Book of Mormon $75.8m

5. Hamilton $74.lm

6. An American in Paris $59.Om

7. Beautiful $49.6m

8. The Phantom of the Opera $46.2m

9. Something Rotten! $45.7m

10. Finding Neverland $45.Om

11. Kinky Boots $44.6m

12. The King and 1 $44.5m

13. Matilda $44.3m

14. …

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