Broadway by the Numbers
From the hottest tickets to the massive grosses, THR breaks it all down
This story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Total grosses for the 2013-14 season. Attendance was 12.2 million, more than the combined turnout for the 10 major professional sports teams in New York and New Jersey. Broadway contributed an estimated $11.9 billion to New York City's economy during the 2012-13 season.
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Proportion of shows that break even. On average, it takes a hit show two years to recoup production costs, as opposed to six months 25 years ago. The Book of Mormon took less than nine months to recoup its $11.4 million investment in 2011.
Budget for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Broadway's most expensive musical to date had record losses of $60 million when its three-year run closed Jan. 4.
Top ticket price for The Book of Mormon.
Scarlett Johansson's weekly pay for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2012-13. The minimum weekly Actors' Equity salary for a Broadway actor is $1,861.
Proportion of 2012-13 Broadway-goers who were Caucasian; 68 percent were female, with an average age of 42.5 and a household income of $186,500.