Entertainment Broadway thriving, says new report "Aladdin" is just one of Disney's movies to be adapted for the Broadway stage. Photo Credit: CARI ROMM By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY firstname.lastname@example.org May 29, 2014 6:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Broadway -- which just had its highest grossing and best attended Memorial Day week in history -- contributed $11.9 billion to the city economy in the 2012-13 season, according to a new report commissioned by The Broadway League. Broadway tourists kicked in $9.6 billion, the shows themselves contributed $2.2 billion and theaters spent $17 million, according to the League, which noted that The Great White Way pays $500 million in taxes and supports 87,000 jobs. But the report was based on last season. This season was even busier, with grosses up 11.4% and attendance up 5.6% in 2013-14. "It's been another amazing season and Broadway is healthy and vibrant," Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement. By SHEILA ANNE FEENEY email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.