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Broadway`s Economic Contribution to New York City 2012-2013

This biennial report analyzes the economic impact of money spent in New York specifically because of Broadway - including dollars spent on mounting and running Broadway productions and maintenance of theatres; as well as monies spent by visitors to New York on Broadway related ancillary spending.
 
During the 2012-2013 season, the Broadway industry contributed $11.9 billion to the economy of New York City and supported 87,000 jobs.
 
This amount consisted of direct spending in three areas: spending by producers to produce and run shows; spending by theatre owners to maintain and renovate venues; and ancillary purchases by "Broadway Tourists" (defined as non-NYC residents who said that Broadway was a very important reason for their coming to New York City).  The money that was directly spent in these areas was then re-spent in multiple subsequent rounds, until the original sums left New York City. The sum of the subsequent rounds and the original spending total the full contribution of $11.9 billion.

 
 
Broadway's Economic Impact 2012-2013

Broadway Spending

Direct Spending
(million $)

Total Impact
(million $)

Spending by Broadway Tourists

$6,464.0

$9,641.1

Show Expenses

$979.3

$2,219.7

Theatre Capital Expenses

$11.5

$17.0

TOTAL

$7,454.8

$11,877.8


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Broadway's Economic Contribution to NYC: 2012-2013 Season 
41 pages, illustrated with color with charts, graphs, and photos.
Published by the The Broadway League

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