According to The Broadway League, which has released the 2013-2014 end-of-season statistics, the past year concluded with grosses up (11.4%), attendance up (5.6%), and playing weeks up (4.6%).
Specifically, the 2013-2014 season, which began May 27, 2013, and ended May 25, 2014, yielded $1.27 billion in grosses, and total attendances reached 12.21 million. In addition, all new and continuing productions ran a total of 1,496 playing weeks. The show tally is based on the final Tony Awards determinations of categories.
"With over a 5% increase in attendance, the diverse offerings on stage are clearly pleasing our audiences. As well, ticket buying is easier and alternate curtain times and more selections of matinee days make seeing a show convenient for every schedule," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement.
The Broadway League is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The League's 700-plus members include theater owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers. Members present in nearly 200 markets in North America. Each year, the League presents the Tony Awards.