Morrissey Broadway residency box office - Forbes, Playbill

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    Morrissey Follows Springsteen To Broadway Box Office Lucre - Forbes

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    With Bruce Springsteen's record-breaking Rialto residence as a template, recording artist Morrissey made his Broadway debut last week - and earned more money than almost any traditional musical on the docket.

    Over seven performances, the English singer-songwriter grossed a whopping $1.88 million, with the average seat going for $186 a pop. The only shows on Broadway to rake in more were Hamilton ($3.13m) and The Lion King ($2.04m).

    The stint, titled simply Morrissey, wasn't technically a song-and-dance musical. It was more of a straight concert in the vein of the singer's 40-year touring career, transplanted to Broadway's intimate Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The gig is the first in a series called In Residence On Broadway, each featuring a different artist in the 1,500-seat house, produced by LiveNation, EBG, and The Araca Group.

    The venture follows in the footsteps of Springsteen's sold-out Broadway bow, which grossed $113 million over 14 months. Seats for that show, which was a bit more fleshed-out than a pure concert, went for over $500 each, with prices on the secondary market leaping to $40,000 (!) during the final week.

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    Also posted by BookishBoy:

    Grosses Analysis: Morrissey Kicks Off In Residence on Broadway Series With Solid Showing - Playbill

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    British singer-songwriter Morrissey took the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for seven performances May 2–11 as the inaugural act of the In Residence on Broadway series at the venue this summer. The Smiths frontman grossed a total of $1,881,374—92.32 percent of its potential—playing to an audience at 96.4 percent capacity.

    The series will next host Yanni, followed by Mel Brooks, Regina Spektor, Criss Angel, and the Beatles tribute Rain.

    Click here for an in-depth look at this week's grosses.


    Morrissey Sings $1.9M Tune At Lunt-Fontanne; Total Broadway Weekly Box Office Hits $37M - Deadline. Link posted by SuburbanChic.
     
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Discussion in 'Tour' started by Alexi, May 13, 2019.

    1. BookishBoy
      BookishBoy
      http://www.playbill.com/article/gro...sidence-on-broadway-series-with-solid-showing

      Brief analysis of the residency's financials, via Playbill:

      British singer-songwriter Morrissey took the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for seven performances May 2–11 as the inaugural act of the In Residence on Broadway series at the venue this summer. The Smiths frontman grossed a total of $1,881,374—92.32 percent of its potential—playing to an audience at 96.4 percent capacity.

      The series will next host Yanni, followed by Mel Brooks, Regina Spektor, Criss Angel, and the Beatles tribute Rain.

      Coming out above Morrissey were two usual suspects: The Lion King and Hamilton, the only two shows to gross above $2 million in the week ending May 12 (the latter hitting $3,139,022).
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    2. NealCassidy
      NealCassidy
      A cool $1.9m - I guess Moz’a share was fixed in advance. Not bad for a ‘has-been’ ‘hate figure?
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    4. jerrynyc
      jerrynyc
      $186 average. Pftt. For 7 gigs my average was about $100 which included 4 nights orchestra seats and 3 of front mezzanine row A and B. No merchandise but lots of pics and videos.
    5. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Another success! :rock: no surprise there.

      Wouldn’t think Bruce would do so badly compared to M who only played
      one week to Bruce’s 14 months.

      Anyways, Uncleskinny and the rest of us here, all know that Morrissey is the real BOSS ... boss of our hearts !

      :D:cool:
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    6. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      2 million for a week’s work is not bad at all.
      Well done, Moz! And please bring your show to Europe soon!
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    7. jerrynyc
      jerrynyc
      All of that money and we barely got a hour and half of music. And not even the last night which was only 19 songs at about a hour and 25 minutes.
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    8. BookishBoy
      BookishBoy
      "Pitiful marketing" - etc etc etc...
    9. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      And for those who passed on seeing M
      because of his ‘politics’ will be delighted
      to discover that they can catch Yanni !

      that’s more their speed I’m sure.

      :cool:
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    10. vegan cro spirit 555
      vegan cro spirit 555
      Over seven performances, the English singer-songwriter grossed a whopping $1.88 million, with the average seat going for $186 a pop. The only shows on Broadway to rake in more were Hamilton ($3.13m) and The Lion King ($2.04m).

      :lbf:


      Moz=:moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag:



      Skinny parrots must be feeding on hay:thumb:

      how is that Comet tour coming along. A couple of shows have grossed 5 quid:lbf:
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    11. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Again with the ‘Smiths frontman’ !

      Gonna give M a complex! no wonder why he uses younger pictures of himself. Guess he’s just giving the public and media what they want.
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    12. jerrynyc
      jerrynyc
      Can't wait. What beautiful hair yanni has ? Or is that Kenny g ?
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    13. countthree
      countthree
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    14. countthree
      countthree
      Seriously, this is great for Morrissey and the members of the band, all of them very talented and nice people.
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    15. dotmatrix522
      dotmatrix522
      I’m proud of him for doing the residency so successfully! I was at two shows (opening night and second-to-last) and both were exhilarating.
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    16. unloveable
      unloveable
      Happy to spend my money on him:p
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    17. A Man Escaped
      A Man Escaped
      "The Smiths frontman grossed a total of $1,881,374"

      Will probably be divided into the following:

      Morrissey:$1,200,000
      Boz, Tobias & Gustavo:$200,000 each
      Matt:$80,000
      Mando:$1374.00
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    18. MundoDelAmor
      MundoDelAmor
      Could it have been so big without his promotional services :tearsofjoy:
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    19. Carlisle baz
      Carlisle baz
      In the words of smashy and nicely.... not arf mate

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