Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 03:04pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 2/23/2014 in BroadwayWorld.com's grosses section.

Also, you will find information on each show's historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.

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Up for the week by attendance was: ONCE (14.7%), MACHINAL (14.1%), JERSEY BOYS (11.5%), PIPPIN (10.1%), MATILDA (10.0%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (9.9%), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (7.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (7.1%), CINDERELLA (6.6%), NO MAN'S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT (5.6%), KINKY BOOTS (4.6%), BEAUTIFUL (4.3%), WICKED (4.3%), ROCK OF AGES (4.2%), ROCKY (3.0%), THE LION KING (2.1%), NEWSIES (2.0%), OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (1.6%), MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL (0.8%), MAMMA MIA! (0.7%),

Down for the week by attendance was: CHICAGO (-9.2%), BRONX BOMBERS (-6.3%), ALL THE WAY (-5.1%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-3.1%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (-2.8%),

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StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 04:39pm
Congrats to Beautiful for topping themselves and breaking the Sondheim's box office record again!
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 04:40pm
Pleasantly surprised at Cinderellas continued rise. I'm going to assume Fran is the bigger draw.
#sadandtransparent
RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 04:54pm
I have no idea who the bigger draw is. What I do know is that CRJ has ten million Twitter followers and she Tweets about the show quite often. So there's that.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 04:54pm
"I'm going to assume Fran is the bigger draw."

Of course. I can't tell you how many 12 year old girls I've heard say "I don't know who that Carly person is but I love me some Fran Drescher".

Updated On: 2/24/14 at 04:54 PM
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 05:12pm
Sarcasm? The night that I went, the audience was audibly more
excited for Fran.
#sadandtransparent
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 05:22pm
Well who can argue with that as a definitive and final indicator. And I'm sure every 12 year old girl sits glued to episodes of Happily Divorced on TV Land and has probably never even heard of Carly before this show. Besides we all know people see the show Cinderella primarily for the Stepmother character and not for Cinderella herself.

Would it just kill the people who droned on and on for almost 2 months about what a complete failure Carly would be to give her a little credit?
JoseLee_
Understudy
joined:5/24/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 05:33pm
PREACH FishermanBob !!! Agree with you 100% I hate negative people especially on here. (towards anything/anyone)
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 05:57pm
Both Carly and Fran are selling tickets. One is a comedy queen and the other one is a pop princess. Broadway royalty!
"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 06:02pm
You seem kinda biased there, muscle. And kinda cute.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 06:03pm
Most people I know don't job who Carly is but do know Fran. Who knows who is the bigger draw but my guess would also be Fran tbh.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 06:07pm
Carly is actually quite good in the show as well as fran!
muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 06:38pm
"You seem kinda biased there, muscle. And kinda cute."

Thanks Clyde, I don't usually get any kindness from BWW users, so very appreciated.

I actually stole the line from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfJQHALEnek

I seriously think that both of them are selling tickets. Carly has a big fan base and so does Fran. Fran gets more applause when she enters the room, because she doesn't sing in the beginning like Carly does, and a lot of people don't even recognize Carly because of the wig she's wearing. Fran can't be mistaken with her voice.

This is the best show I've seen in 2014 so far and it's selling out even during the week, so I was expecting higher grosses to be honest.



"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
Updated On: 2/24/14 at 06:38 PM
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 07:21pm
I'm really glad to see 'Cinderella' do well especially during the difficult winter month of February. Both Drescher and Jepsen are indeed bringing in crowds.
bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 07:31pm
If ucjrdude902 was right and Cinderella does only have a $645,000 weekly nut, the show is back on track to recoup by the end of March, and if not definitely by the time Carly and Fran's contracts are up.

Also in regards to recoupment, how high are Motown and Matilda's running costs that neither show has recouped yet. Motown hasn't grossed less than $1 million yet and Matilda has grossed nearly a million or close to it every week since opening. I honestly wonder if the royalties on Motown/Berry Gordy's paycheck are going to cost the show in the end.
Updated On: 2/24/14 at 07:31 PM
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 08:01pm
I found Jepsen pleasant but somewhat forgettable in the show. Truth be told, she's really only known for "the song." Her album TANKED.

"As of February 2013, the album has sold 226,000 copies."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_(Carly_Rae_Jepsen_album)
#sadandtransparent
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 08:56pm
^ Who gives a sh!t. Carly's having fun, Fran's having fun. They're both bringing people in to a show that might have closed by now. Everybody seems to be feeling good about it except you. Take you hate for Carly someplace else.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 09:05pm
Who are you?? I haven't posted one hateful thing in this thread. Get a grip.

#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 2/24/14 at 09:05 PM
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 09:27pm
Ultimately it is Fran who is appealing to the people shelling out the bucks for the tickets to take their kids to the show.
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 09:32pm
Exactly. Thank you. These Jepsen fangirls jumped all over me for insinuating the same thing.
#sadandtransparent
AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 09:37pm
I actually want to go see the show because of Fran, nor so much Carly. I'm sure she's fine in the role, but for me, Fran is the reason I want to see this show again.
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 11:02pm
I totally agree with your comments...12-14 year old girls know who Carly is and they are begging their parents to buy them tickets to see the pop princess play Cinderella. Even if they know who Fran Drescher is they don't give a damn about her. It's the 40-50 year old theater queens who go to see Fran and haven't who clue who Carly is.
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 11:32pm
Fran has a much wider base of fans than "40-50 year old (sic) theater (sic) queens." Damn. That's REALLY specific and such a terrible generalization. It also sounds like something a bigot would say.
It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. - Mike Royko, Columnist & Pulitzer Prize winner
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/24/14 at 11:42pm
So...how 'bout those Yankees?

(Never thought I'd be able to deploy that on a Broadway message board and it would have relevance)
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/25/14 at 12:20am
anyways...not a bad first week or so for ROCKY.
HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 2/23/14
Posted: 2/25/14 at 09:55am
Can those of you with insight into the weekly cost of running a Broadway show comment on A Gentleman's Guide and After Midnight? Can both these shows continue to coast by on the grosses they're making or do they need to do better to make it through the season?

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