May 26, 2015
By Michael Kramer
Broadway has set records at the box office – and for attendance.
A healthy gush of more shows – and premium prices – helped the cash flow: with The Broadway League saying that box offices reported a record total gross of $1.36 billion.
That’s up from $1.27 billion last season.
Attendance was up 7.3 per cent – to 13.1 million.
The numbers were boosted by high demand from tourists.
The reconfigured seating in some theatres also helped the bottom line – as well as premium-priced seating, in which some tickets are snapped up at elevated prices.