Grosses Analysis: Broadway Hits Record Thanksgiving Week, With Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!, More Reaching Milestones

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Broadway Hits Record Thanksgiving Week, With Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!, More Reaching Milestones
 
Dear Evan Hansen set the house record at the Music Box Theatre as Noah Galvin took over from Ben Platt in the title role.
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Noah Galvin Marc J. Franklin

There was hardly a turkey in sight on the boards over Thanksgiving week, as the Broadway box office grossed $39,079,347—the highest in recorded history for the holiday—for the week ending November 26.

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Hamilton Monica Simoes

Get an in-depth look at this past week's grosses here.

A total of 18 shows (more than half the shows currently playing) grossed over $1 million, including new arrivals The Band’s Visit (which broke the Ethel Barrymore house record with $1,309,956) and Meteor Shower (opening November 29) with $1,011,810.

Other shows to break house records in their respective theatres were Dear Evan Hansen ($1,950,121), in a week that also marked new headliner Noah Galvin’s first string of performances; Hello, Dolly! (also breaking the Shubert Organization’s record for the tenth time with $2,468,175); The Lion King at $2,651,314; Come From Away at $1,527,280; and Hamilton with an all-time high of $3,453,772.

With three fewer productions running now than during this time last year, a surge in average ticket price (with Springsteen on Broadway topping the list at $505) and seats sold at premium rates—not more tickets—accounted for the new record.

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