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Broadway League Announces 2011-2012 Broadway Season Statistics

Broadway May 30, 2012 - The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2011-2012 season that show that Broadway shows yielded $1.14 billion in grosses and that total attendances reached 12,334,312.

The season, which began May 30, 2011 and ended May 27, 2012, including the opening of 40 new shows: 14 musicals, 23 plays and 3 specials. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,522 playing weeks.

"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," said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League.

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.

The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League's 700-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in over 240 North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry. For more information, visit BroadwayLeague.com and ilovenytheater.com.
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