Broadway attendance returns to pre-pandemic levels


New York City’s Broadway theater attendance rose nearly 45% this season compared to last year, returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to figures released Tuesday.

According to the Broadway League, a trade association for the theater industry, Broadway attendance reached 12.28 million in the 2022-23 season. The season, which ran from May 2022 to April 2023, was the first full season since Broadway’s return from theaters. COVID-19 Pandemic.

Them numbers The Broadway League reported attendance figures were up significantly from the shortened 2021-22 season, which reached 6.73 million.

broadway is with shutter For about a year and a half, from March 2020 to September 2021, we were affected by the pandemic.

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The cast at the curtain call for Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ at the Al Hirschfeld Theater in New York City on April 11, 2023.

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Broadway box office revenue for the 2022-23 season increased to $1.578 billion, up from $845 million the year before, according to the Broadway League.

The Broadway League added that 11,506 performances for the 2022-23 season have filled 88.4% of seats.

“Broadway is making a strong recovery as audiences return to New York City to experience extraordinary live theater,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement.

By the way, from 2018 to 2019, the audience mobilization reached 14.77 million and the box office revenue reached 1.829 billion dollars, both of which are Broadway records.

Last season on Broadway, 40 new shows opened and 35 new productions returned. Of those new shows, 15 were musicals and 24 were plays, according to the Broadway League. Last month, the longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera, took place. final performance. The show has been on Broadway since January 1988.


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