What is the most popular Broadway production?

The top 5 Broadway shows with the most performances of all time:

  • The Phantom of the Opera – 12,830 performances.
  • Chicago – 9,155 performances.
  • The Lion King – 8,759 performances.
  • Cats – 7,485 performances.
  • Les Misérables – 6,680 performances.

What was the biggest Broadway flop?

These Were The Biggest Flops In Broadway History

  • Carrie was a bloody disaster.
  • Into the Light qucikly went dark.
  • Glory Days for just one night.
  • Not even the king could save Home Sweet Homer.
  • Few wanted anybody to Bring Back Birdie.
  • Via Galactica was totally far out.
  • Dance a Little Closer was a musical about nuclear war.

How big of an industry is Broadway?

Who’s up, who’s down and where the money is flowing in New York’s $1.3 billion theater industry. Broadway shows attract millions of people to theaters in Times Square every year.

What Broadway show lost the most money?

Broadway’s Top Ten Musical Flops

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1966)
  • Via Galactica (1972)
  • The Rocky Horror Show (1975)
  • Bring Back Birdie (1981)
  • Into the Light (1986)
  • Carrie (1988)
  • The Civil War (1999)
  • Taboo (2003)

What is the least successful Broadway show?

Broadway Shows That Were Total Flops

  • ‘Moose Murders’ (1983) Getty Images | Matt Winkelmeyer.
  • ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ (1964) Ian Gavan/Getty Images.
  • ‘Leap Of Faith’ (2012) Andy Kropa/Getty Images.
  • ‘Glory Days’ (2008)
  • ‘Rags’ (1986)
  • ‘Bring Back Birdie’ (1981)
  • ‘1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’ (1976)
  • ‘La Strada’ (1969)

What is the average run of a Broadway show?

The average run of an original musical is only 331 performances, about half of the adaptation average.

How many Broadway shows have been on Broadway?

Nine shows currently running on Broadway (all musicals) have at least 1,000 performances: The Phantom of the Opera, the 1996 revival of Chicago, The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and Come from Away . Unless otherwise noted, the run count listed is for the original Broadway production of the show.

Which is the highest grossing Broadway show of all time?

Based on the hit 1994 Disney animated film, this musical has consistently pulled in sell-out crowds since opening in 1997 and grosses amongst the highest on Broadway week-to-week. The production also played the first nine years of its run at the New Amsterdam Theatre, which boasts one of Broadway’s highest seating capacities at 1,801 seats.

Are there any film musicals with great opening numbers?

Film musicals are a different animal that function in a different way, and while there are some great ones with great opening numbers, I’m restricting this list to songs specifically written for the stage. I have, however, used clips from the film adaptations of musicals in some of my examples, as those are what’s readily available.

Why do some Broadway shows make more money than others?

Different shows have different seating capacities, which means some shows have the potential to make more money per performance than others. Actual ticket sales are also a factor—a long-running show is not necessarily playing to sold-out crowds every night.