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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The League of American Theatres and Producers Announces 2006-2007 Broadway Theatre Season Results
May 30, 2007


The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. released its end of season statistics for the 2006-2007 Broadway season, which began May 29, 2006 and ended May 27, 2007. Thirty-five new productions opened on Broadway during 2006-2007, including 12 new musicals, 11 new plays, 5 musical revivals, and 7 play revivals.

  • For this 52-week period, paid attendance to Broadway was 12. 3 million, up 2.6% from last season (12.0 million). This is the second time that Broadway attendance has crossed the 12 million mark.*
  • The number of playing weeks** was the 2nd highest on record. The 2006-07 season totaled 1,509 playing weeks, up from 1,501 in 2005-06. The record high was 1,544 weeks in the 2002-03 season.
  • Grosses increased 8.9% from $862 million to $939 million – a new record.

Strong attendance by tourists continued to be a driving force for these increases. Domestic tourists accounted for more than 5 million tickets and international visitors, more than 1.3 million (estimated).

While optimistic about Broadway’s overall performance for 2006-2007, Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. sounded a note of caution.

"We are fortunate that this season was marked by sensational new musicals and plays, offering audiences a diversity of shows to enjoy, and we believe that this diversity is one of the strongest reasons why Broadway has had such a record year with attendance," commented Ms. St. Martin. "And even though Broadway contributes almost $5 billion to New York City's economy and supports 45,000 full-time equivalent jobs, we must continue to protect and preserve its vitality, which means, among other things, addressing escalating costs and doing all we can to increase the number of shows that recoup their investment in order to continue creating a diverse group of new shows."

Below is a complete list of the thirty-five plays and musicals that opened during the 2006-2007 season:

SHOWS OPENING DURING 2006-2007 SEASON

The Apple Tree (M)
Butley (P)
A Chorus Line (M)
The Coast of Utopia (P)
Company (M)
Coram Boy (P)
Curtains (M)
Deuce (P)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  (M)
Frost/Nixon (P)
Grey Gardens (M)
Heartbreak House (P)
High Fidelity (M)
Inherit the Wind (P)
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (P)
Journey's End (P)
Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (M)
Legally Blonde the Musical (M)

Les Misérables (M)
The Little Dog Laughed (P)
Losing Louie (P)
LoveMusik (M)
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (M)
Mary Poppins (M)
A Moon for the Misbegotten (P)
110 in the Shade (M)
The Pirate Queen (M)
Prelude to a Kiss (P)
Radio Golf (P)
Spring Awakening (M)
Talk Radio (P)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (M) Translations (P)
The Vertical Hour (P)
The Year of Magical Thinking (P)

M=Musical
P=Play

For information about all of the new shows opening this season, visit the Internet Broadway Database, www.ibdb.com.

OTHER SHOWS RUNNING DURING 2006-2007 SEASON:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Avenue!
Awake and Sing!
Beauty and the Beast
Bridge & Tunnel
Chicago
The Color Purple
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Doubt
The Drowsy Chaperone
Faith Healer
Hairspray
The History Boys
Hot Feet
Jersey Boys
Mamma Mia!

 

Monty Python's Spamalot
Rent
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Light in the Piazza
The Lion King
The Odd Couple
The Pajama Game
The Phantom of the Opera
The Producers
Shining City
Sweeney Todd
Tarzan
Three Days of Rain
The Threepenny Opera
The Wedding Singer
Wicked

About The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.

The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc., founded in 1930 as the League of New York Theatres and operating under the “Live Broadway” trademark, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League's 600-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in 240 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry.

Broadway industry programs initiated by the League include Kids’ Night on Broadway, Broadway On Broadway, an annual outdoor concert in Times Square, The Broadway Line, a national toll-free Broadway information hotline (888-BROADWAY), Broadway Ticket Center, LiveBroadway.com, and IloveNYTheater.com, a multi-lingual Broadway website, and IBDB.com (Internet Broadway Database).

Each year, League members bring Broadway to nearly 30 million people in New York and across the U.S. and Canada, contributing $4.8 billion to the New York economy and 3.25 billion more to the national economy.

Visit our website at http://www.livebroadway.com.