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CONTACT: Elisa Shevitz
Telephone: 212-764-1122
Email: EShevitz@broadway.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2011 – 2012 BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON END-OF-SEASON STATISTICS
May 29, 2012
THE HIGHEST GROSSING SEASON ON RECORD
UP 5.4% FROM LAST SEASON


(New York, NY) May 29, 2012 – The Broadway League has released end-of-season
statistics for the 2011 – 2012 season, which began May 30, 2011 and ended May 27,
2012. For the 2011 – 2012 season, Broadway shows yielded $1,139,311,457 in
grosses, and total attendances reached 12,334,312.

”The variety of shows currently on Broadway succeeds in providing something for
everyone, so we’re not surprised that this is the highest grossing season in our history,”
commented Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Great
seats to a season that has entertained, inspired, and moved our audiences are easy to
buy online, by phone, or in person at theatre box offices. Theatregoers can see a
Broadway show any night of the week at various curtain times.”
There were 40 new shows that opened during the 2011-2012 season: 14 musicals, 23
plays, and 3 specials. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1522 playing
weeks.

To account for variances in the calendar year and in an effort to maintain an end-of-May
end to the season, a 53rd week is added to the Broadway season every seven years.
For the previous year, the 2010-2011 season, which consisted of 53 weeks, figures
totaled $1.08 billion in grosses and 12.53 million in attendance. For comparative
purposes, for a 52-week 2010-2011 season, grosses were $1.06 billion and
attendances, 12.3 million.

Season Gross Gross Total Attendance
2011-2012 $1.14 billion 12.33 million
2010-2011 (entire 53-weeks) $1.08 billion 12.53 million
2010-2011 (as 52-weeks) $1.06 billion 12.3 million