2014-15 was Broadway's best attended, highest-grossing season ever

By Karen Butler  |  May 27, 2015 at 8:51 AM
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NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- 2014-15 was the best attended and highest grossing season in Broadway's recorded history.

The Broadway League said total attendances reached more than 13.1 million and Broadway shows yielded $1.37 billion in grosses.

"It's been another extraordinary season on Broadway, and I'm thrilled that we have broken all records! The upward trend in audience growth continues and it's no surprise. While we've been saying for several years now that there is something for everyone on Broadway, to have audience growth of over 13 percent in two years clearly proves our point," Charlotte St. Martin, the league's president, said in a statement Tuesday. "We're giving theatergoers what they want, including a variety of musicals and plays, recognizable brands and new shows. We have stars, we have kids; we have some of the best ensemble casts ever on Broadway. It's been a joy to see such spectacular direction and choreography -- in both plays and musicals. As well, ticket-buying is easier and alternate curtain times and more selections of matinee days make seeing a show convenient for every schedule."

This season included the opening of 10 new musicals and five revivals of musicals; 11 new plays and nine revivals; and two specials.

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