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December 22, 2010 10:00 ET

TicketNetwork Advisory - Top Broadway Shows of 2010

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) - The end of 2010 is quickly approaching, capping a very successful year for many Broadway shows, both veterans and newcomers. Wicked once again topped the box office in overall revenue, but it did not even touch the top ten highest ticket prices. Instead, Al Pacino-led The Merchant of Venice surpassed all other shows, with an average ticket price of almost $250. Below are the top ten Broadway shows of 2010, in terms of overall revenue as well as average ticket price.

Highest Total Revenue*

Show/Venue 

Wicked/Gershwin Theatre
Jersey Boys/Virginia/August Wilson Theatre
Lion King/Minskoff Theatre
Billy Elliot/Imperial Theatre
The Addams Family/Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Phantom of the Opera/Majestic Theatre
Fences/Cort Theatre
Mamma Mia!/Winter Garden Theatre
American Idiot/St James Theatre
A Little Night Music/Walter Kerr Theatre

Highest Average Ticket Price*

Show   Venue   Avg. Ticket Price
         
The Merchant of Venice   Broadhurst Theatre   $249.95
Elf   Hirschfeld Theatre   $205.47
Fences   Cort Theatre   $204.58
Sondheim on Sondheim   Studio 54   $204.37
A Little Night Music   Walter Kerr Theatre   $204.05
Brief Encounter   Studio 54   $202.00
Bye Bye Birdie   Stephen Sondheim Theatre   $200.06
Driving Miss Daisy   John Golden Theatre   $193.73
Jersey Boys   Virginia/August Wilson Theatre   $192.15
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark   Foxwoods Theater   $186.75

*As of 12/20/2010 4:30 p.m. EST. Total revenue data collected from TicketNews, with highest average ticket price data from the TicketNetwork Exchange. Prices may fluctuate based on market demand.

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