December 12, 2007 17:18 ET

StubHub FanStats(SM) -- StubHub Reveals Hottest Broadway Tickets for Holidays

Broadway Theater Sales Boast Substantial Yearly Growth in Spite of Strike

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - In search of the perfect holiday gift, many fans have decided on theater tickets this season visiting for the greatest selection on Broadway. Though ticket sales took a natural dip during the recent stagehand strike, recent holiday transactions have rebounded, and daily sales have nearly doubled since the strike ceased late November. Illustrating StubHub's growth in the theater category, Broadway ticket sales have increased 35% year over year, based on dollar volume of tickets sold. In October, StubHub opened a Times Square retail location in the heart of the theater district to cater to Broadway fans looking for last minute tickets.

StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, has compiled a list of the top ten current Broadway shows, ranked by dollar volume. The list is led by fan-favorite Wicked, which is the best-selling theater show in the history of StubHub. Jersey Boys, the four-time Tony Award winning musical, came in at a strong second on our list of top Broadway tickets:

StubHub's Top Broadway Tickets

                                                             Average Ticket
     Show                                                    Selling Price
 1.  Wicked                                                      $ 189
 2.  Jersey Boys                                                 $ 267
 3.  Radio City Christmas Spectacular                            $ 146
 4.  Mary Poppins                                                $ 138
 5.  Young Frankenstein                                          $ 209
 6.  Grease                                                      $ 214
 7.  Lion King                                                   $ 184
 8.  Legally Blonde                                              $ 164
 9.  Monty Python's Spamalot                                     $ 162
 10. The Little Mermaid                                          $ 216

(Data ranked by dollar volume for sales through as of

Visit New StubHub Times Square Office and Win!!

Beginning today, fans will have another option to score those coveted Broadway tickets, as StubHub is pleased to announce its Theater FANtasy Sweepstakes. The winner of the contest will receive two tickets to a Broadway show of their choice (up to an $800 value on StubHub). In order to qualify for the drawing, fans must complete a registration form at the Broadway office during office hours:

Location: 1440 Broadway Street (entrance on 40th), New York, NY 10018

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-8pm/ Sunday 9am-5pm (closed 12/24 and 12/25)

StubHub's Broadway location opened in mid-October of this year and is conveniently located in the heart of the theater district and nearby Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center. "We are thrilled to provide fans with an easily accessible, safe place to buy tickets for New York's finest events," remarks Jay Howard, StubHub's New York City Regional Manager. "With our new retail location, live-event goers can both purchase and pick up their tickets in one place."

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StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to a vast selection of nearly 30,000 sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending FanNetworkSM ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866-STUBHUB, and backed by an industry-first FanProtect™ Guarantee. Company partners include and over 30 teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA along with numerous media companies.

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