Break Down Of A $100 Broadway Ticket

The New York Times tried to analyze the break down of a $100 ticket to "Mamma Mia!" currently on Broadway. Here goes:

$24.75–return of capital to producers

15.70–royalties

11.20–advertising/marketing

9.90–union benefits/payroll taxes

6.90–crew salaries (35 people backstage)

6.70–theater rent (about $15,000 per week plus 5-6 percent of gross sales)

5.30–cast salaries (cast of 35)

4.50–theater utilities and miscellaneous expenses

4.10–box-office commissions

2.00–musicians salaries (nine musicians)

1.40–other salaries (press agents, ushers, box-office personnel and security)

1.25–theater facility fee (The Shubert Organization and Jujamcyn have theater facility fees; Nederlander does not)

1.10–upkeep of costumes

1.00–insurance/accounting (about $2,500 a week)

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