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. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Maybe but there’s also crew travel and of course the tax man cometh
    2. beewee
      beewee
      THIS :thumb:
      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.
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    3. Girlmostlikely
      Girlmostlikely
      A huge success!!! CONGRATULATIONS Morrissey!!!
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    4. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Of course there’s expenses, but deservedly Morrissey will get the largest percentage.

      :)
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    5. slyfoxy
      slyfoxy
      Hooray! Hooray! and no one (real fans who "get" it and "feel" him) cries......or bitches like some whiners.
    6. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      And don't forget all the animals that will be saved!:thumb:
    7. SuedeMoz
      SuedeMoz
      "The Smiths frontman grossed a total of $1,881,374 ...", so this is gross revenue, not net profit. Also, it's not entirely clear if this figure includes ticket and merchandise sales or ticket sales alone. Presumably, crew costs, venue rental fees, etc. would come out of this ... so it's hard to guess what the actual take home profit is... but still quite impressive!
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    8. Successfulfriend
      Successfulfriend
      Do it every year then
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    9. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Seems a bit, have another go at Morrissey, what does it matter what money was generated, the residency was a success, many people have loved it, even those who didn’t attend, some of the videos are immense. As far as I’m concerned Morrissey deserves it, a total one off singer, their won’t be another Morrissey.
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    10. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Hopefully.
    11. Life_Is_A_Pigsty
      Life_Is_A_Pigsty
      Some great facts and figures there, well done Morrissey!
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    12. Flibberty
      Flibberty
      Count yourself lucky. Back in 1997 Morrissey was playing 14 or 15 songs in shows that lasted 50 minutes! :lbf:
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    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Rubbish.

      How, exactly, will a single animal be saved by Morrissey’s appropriation of their plight - for his own personal gain? Please, do tell! A single example will do just nicely, thank you.

      ...and the fucking goof won’t even make good on 30 year old, court ordered payments. He fled from his own native country to avoid paying obvious debts to those who helped to make him what he was.

      THIS is who he is now and always has been. A fake-ass, narcissistic clown.

      All the hypocrites, slags and ball-washers who attended these shows did was buy the bullshit, dole out their allowance and pay Morrissey’s overdue tax bill.
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    14. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      ...or, since the personal well has run completely dry, carry on with the Pat Boone musical thing. Add the piece of shit record player, coffee mugs, over-priced garbage t-shirts, extra tracks, tacky badges, etc...

      You’ll keep buying and he’ll be settled up with Mike Joyce and the IRS in no time.
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    15. jerrynyc
      jerrynyc
      I remember. During Maladjusted era. And to think , I swore never again. But of course I came back for more.
    16. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      people forget after tonight he isn't working again till September,im sure most people on here would be livid if they were told they had no work for the next four months.Ms got a zero hours contract.
    17. Successfulfriend
      Successfulfriend
      I wonder if he got a cut of the bar. I ordered a double grey goose the first night it was 20 bucks or something so imagine my shock the 2nd night when I was charged almost 40 and told “they must have made a mistake”

      (I snuck my own in after that. If someone can gift him a bottle of crystal, I figured I was good)
    18. vegan cro spirit 444
      vegan cro spirit 444
      ANOTHER COOL MILLION IN MERCH SALES!!!:thumb:
    19. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      It’s “Cristal”.

      He’ll enjoy that over-priced piss, no doubt...

      https://qz.com/293456/how-a-racist-remark-led-to-jay-zs-newest-investment-champagne/
    20. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Great news, of he uses his cut of the proceeds to pay his debts to Mike and the IRS.

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