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Broadway experiences surge in grosses during festive countdown

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Broadway experienced a surge in grosses during the week leading up to Christmas Eve, with totals reaching almost $33.5m (£26.5m/€31m).

During the week ending December 24, 27 shows played on Broadway in New York. Some 226,167 tickets were sold, with total grosses amounting to $33,479,026, according to trade association The Broadway League. 

The average ticket price equated to $148.03.

The number of shows, as well as attendances, were up on the week prior, while overall grosses also increased 6.4%. Ticket prices surged by $8.54. 

Disney’s The Lion King came out on top during the festive period, with a total gross of $3,104,271. This was followed by Wicked and Hamilton, which posted $2,525,966 and $2,316,949, respectively. Rounding off the top five were Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which saw grosses total $2,037,202, and Aladdin, which posted almost $2m at $1,931,383. 

Many productions also only played seven scheduled performances compared to the usual eight during this festive period.