It’s been another great year for the Great White Way.
Total attendance for 2016 - 2017 reached 13.2 million with Broadway shows yielding more than $1.4 billion in grosses. That makes it the highest grossing season in Broadway history and the second-best attended season on record, surpassing only 2015 – 16.
The President of The Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, credits a wide variety of outstanding musicals like the smash Canadian hit “Come From Away” for the record.
To put the figures into further perspective; last year’s Broadway attendance topped those of the 10 professional New York and New Jersey sports teams combined by more than 2.6 million people.