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Statistically Speaking

New York City is a center of the arts and is home to some of the most talented actors and musicians in the world. It’s no wonder people come from far and wide to experience Broadway. Spanning decades and winning dozens of awards, here are some numbers about some of Broadway’s most successful plays:

Gross ticket sales for the 2009–10 theater season: $1.02 billion

Number of performances of the longest-running show (The Phantom of the Opera]): 9,403

Seating capacity of largest theater (Gershwin Theater, housing Wicked): 1,933

Most Tony Awards won by a single production (The Producers): 12

Number of new musicals that opened 2009–10: 11

Number of musical revivals that opened 2009–10: 6

Sources: www.playbill.com, www.wikipedia.org