Morrissey Broadway residency box office - Forbes, Playbill

Morrissey Follows Springsteen To Broadway Box Office Lucre - Forbes

Excerpt:

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.

5CECC7A6-7756-41A8-BE8F-34F876A82921.jpeg



Also posted by BookishBoy:

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

Excerpt:

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.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Comments

BookishBoy

Well-Known Member
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).
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH
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).
A cool $1.9m - I guess Moz’a share was fixed in advance. Not bad for a ‘has-been’ ‘hate figure?
 

NealCassidy

FREE SPEECH
Over 10,000 seats sold
 

jerrynyc

Member
$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.
 

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:
 

Thewlis

Junior Member
2 million for a week’s work is not bad at all.
Well done, Moz! And please bring your show to Europe soon!
 

jerrynyc

Member
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.
 

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:
 
Last edited:
V

vegan cro spirit 555

Guest
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:
 

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.
 

dotmatrix522

Hey, how’s it going?
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.
 
Last edited:

A Man Escaped

Well-Known Member
"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
 

Carlisle baz

Active Member
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:
In the words of smashy and nicely.... not arf mate
 

Similar threads

Trending Threads

Top Bottom