Despite the lack of any new "Book of Mormon"-sized runaway hits, Broadway saw an upswing in attendance and ticket revenue for the 2013-14 season, with the industry reporting $1.27 billion in total revenue, up 11% from last season.
The Broadway season, which came to a close on Sunday, featured 44 new productions, including 12 new musicals and 10 new plays. Attendance for the period was 12.2 million, up 5.6% from last season.
The figures were reported on Tuesday by the Broadway League, a trade association for the Broadway community and a presenter of the annual
The average ticket price of a Broadway show in the 2013-14 season was $103.88, versus an average of $98.42 last season, according to a League spokeswoman.
Celebrity casting helped to propel a number of productions including the Mike Nichols-directed revival of "Betrayal," which starred
The flops of the season included two new musicals -- "Big Fish," based on the Tim Burton movie, and "The Bridges of Madison County," based on the bestselling novel.