The Broadway League’s stats for the 2023-24 season show Broadway is back!

Just released by The Broadway League – the national trade association for the Broadway industry, founded in 1930, and representing more than 700 members from nearly 200 national and international markets, including theater owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers, as well as suppliers of goods and services – are the end-of-season statistics for the 2023-2024 season, which began on May 22, 2023, and ended on May 19, 2024. During that time, Broadway shows yielded $1.54 billion in grosses and total attendance reached 12.3 million. The season included 71 productions, collectively running a total of 1,471 playing weeks and 11,463 performances, with audiences filling nearly 90% of available seats.

According to Jason Laks, Interim President of The Broadway League, “The 2023-2024 Broadway season was another wonderful year, with attendance of 12.3 million and Broadway shows grossing $1.54 billion dollars. Audiences are responding to the incredible variety of plays, musicals, and specials that we have on Broadway. Broadway continues to provide a dynamic space for audiences and artists to explore diverse worlds and narratives together and remains a place where everyone can find something they will love to see.”

During the 2023-2024 Broadway season, there were 39 new productions and 32 continuing productions. The 39 productions that opened comprised 21 musicals (sixteen original, five revivals), sixteen plays (twelve original, four revivals), and two special engagements (both originals).

Photo by Deb Miller.

Overall, the numbers for the 2023-2024 season were similar to the previous season, showing a positive trend since Broadway’s reopening after the closure of theaters during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total gross had a small decrease from $1,577,586,897 in 2022-2023 to $1,539,278,706 in 2023-2024, but total attendance rose slightly from 12,283,399 last season to 12,287,708, and the percent capacity increased from 88.35% last season to 89.63%.

For a full breakdown of the statistics from Broadway’s 2009-10 through 2023-24 seasons, visit The Broadway League website. To see the weekly grosses and attendance by show for the 2023-24 season, click here.


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