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    1 Bruce Springsteen

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    Musicals

    Avg length 2hr 14min

    Avg ticket price $105.32

    Plays

    Avg length 2hr 36min

    Avg ticket price $93.00

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    Musicals

    Avg length 2hr 14min

    Avg ticket price $105.32

    Plays

    Avg length 2hr 36min

    Avg ticket price $93.00

    For the best bang for your buck, go see SpongeBob SquarePants for $0.46/min or Saint Joan for $0.35/min

    Pray for a day off and see all 7hr 30min of Angels in America — the longest show this season

    For the best bang for your buck, go see SpongeBob SquarePants for $0.46/min or Saint Joan for $0.35/min

    Pray for a day off and see all 7hr 30min of Angels in America — the longest show this season

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    If you were new on Broadway this year, you were most likely a Mean Girl, a Sponge, a Sailor, or a Witch/Wizard

    But who was behind the curtain?

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    Cheers!

    Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman were the busiest producers

    1984

    Rodgers &
    Hammerstein’s
    Carousel

    Eugene O’Neill’s
    The Iceman Cometh

    Edward Albee’s
    Three Tall Women

    1984

    Farinelli and the King

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — Parts One and Two

    Mean Girls

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    34 of them worked on more than one show, and costume designer Ann Roth nailed it with 4 shows under her belt

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    18 for the first time

    31 looking to add one more to the bling shelf

    Okay ladies, now let's get information!

    A peek at gender diversity

    Male

    Female

    Directors

    Choreographers

    Writers

    Designers

    Set

    20%
    80%

    Costume

    54%
    46%

    Lighting

    19%
    81%

    Sound

    4%
    96%

    Hair

    38%
    62%

    Makeup

    67%
    33%

    Crew

    Stage Managers

    53%
    47%

    Company Managers

    38%
    62%

    Music Directors

    40%
    60%

    Carpenters

    0%
    100%

    Props

    25%
    75%

    Wardrobe

    65%
    35%

    Electricians

    4%
    96%

    Sound

    11%
    89%

    Hair & Makeup

    71%
    29%

    Goodness, the whole room is crawling with men!

    Goodness, the whole room is crawling with men!

    Wondering how this all stacks up against this year’s figures?
    Check out Broadway by the Numbers 2019

    Designed by: I. Javier Ameijeiras • Developed by: Sean Patrick Henry • Data collection by: Alexander Libby, Bella Sotomayor, Florian Bouju, & Serene Lim

    Notes

    • The period covered is June 2017 – April 2018.
    • Concerts/special events are not included in data. Bruce Springsteen was added for comedy.
    • Average ticket price figures were retrieved from the week ending May 13th 2018. For shows that have closed, their average ticket price was retrieved from their closing week.
    • All Producer, Creative, Cast and Crew data are based on opening night credits.
    • “Principals” include people playing a single – in some rare cases, two – specific roles throughout the production.
    • “Creatives” include Writers, Directors, Choreographers, Set Designers, Costume Designers, Hair Designers, Makeup Designers, Lighting Designers, and Sound Designers. Creative Associates and Assistants are not included in data.
    • “Crew” include carpentry, wardrobe, hair, LX, sound, props, stage management, and music direction departments.
    • Stage Managers include people listed as Production Stage Manager, Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, and Production Assistant.
    • Company Managers include people listed as Company Manager and Assistant Company Manager.
    • Music Directors include people listed as Music Director or Music Supervisor.
    • Carpenters include people listed as Production Carpenter, Head Carpenter, House Carpenter, Carpenter, and Automation.
    • Props include people listed as Production Properties, Associate Properties, Head Properties, House Properties, and Properties.
    • Wardrobe includes people listed as Wardrobe Supervisor, Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor, Associate Wardrobe Supervisor, Dresser, Seamstress, and Day Work.
    • Electricians include people listed as Production Electrician, Head Electrician, House Electrician, Operator, Deck Electrician, and Follow Spot Operator.
    • Sound includes people listed as Production Sound, Head Sound, House Sound, Sound Operator, and Deck Sound.
    • Hair & Makeup includes people listed as Hair Supervisor, Assistant Hair Supervisor, Makeup Supervisor, Assistant Hair Supervisor, and Hair & Makeup.

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