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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.
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)
Les Misérables (M)
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
Monty Python's Spamalot
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.