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Get to Know TEDxBroadway 2017 Speaker Alton Fitzgerald White

Editor’s note: Before we kick off our new theme, "Let's Talk," on March 21, we’re asking our TEDxBroadway 2017 speakers to tell us a little more about themselves. Alton Fitzgerald White is a singer, actor and dancer who broke Broadway records with 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in The Lion King. He's looking forward to the release of his upcoming book, tentatively titled PRIDE: My Journey From the Projects to the Pride-lands -- Mastering the Challenge of Daily Performance. What was...

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The Top Broadway Shows, As Sorted By Revenue Per Seat — Week of March 29

Here are the top Broadway shows last week, ranked by Revenue Per Seat – the one and only metric marketers should use to determine the success of their efforts. Why? Average Ticket Price doesn’t tell the whole story when empty seats are NOT factored into the equation. To determine RPS, we divided the grosses by venue capacities. Highlighting RPS demonstrates a different and more interesting story about which shows can bring in value per seat versus simply being big, because...

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Broadway Sales Go Crazy Over Christmas

A few amazing highlights of the Broadway box office numbers from the week of Christmas: • Wicked breaks $3 million on nine performances. That’s more than $300,000 every time that curtain goes up. Average paid ticket price was $184.50. Wow. • A play (not a musical) did $1.4 million. That was Betrayal, starring Daniel Craig. • Four other musicals broke $2 million, a number that a few years ago seemed unattainable. Those shows were: Kinky Boots, Spider-Man, Lion King and, of course,...

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