"There is more product than ever, and Broadway manufacturers become more clever marketers," said David Binder, the producer of two of the season's most popular games, "Network" and "Burn This."
The healthy range of players – 21 of the season's 34 openings – was warm to those who care about whether Broadway still has room for shows where no one is singing. Most of them were new and most written by Americans. And many of the players got positive reviews and conceived solid audiences.
Four so far have been profitable by regaining their capitalization costs: "The Boys in the Band", "Life of Life", "Network" and "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Seven of the games did not have to worry about profitability because they were presented by nonprofits as with growing growth The presence on Broadway has helped stabilize the market for gambling. And five of the games, including "Mockingbird", were presented by Scott Rudin, a commercial producer with an average appetite for new and risky work.
"In the past seasons, we thought there was room for a big game and possibly a big star vehicle if the two were not the same," said Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, running five Broadway houses . "But this season brings us the" Mockingbird & # 39; Network & # 39; and & # 39; Ferryman & # 39; and & # 39; what constitution means to me & # 39; all of which has done really good numbers. Then throw out popular wisdom out of the window – let's just do all the best work we can and our audience will respond. "
Views stick around.
Presence, of course, goes down when theaters are empty. And in the last season they were rare.
What happens? Theaters are generally dark for months between shows, to allow for the removal of a set, installing another and low technical repetitions for the new production.