Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:09pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 5/4/2014 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: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (14.7%), THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN (11.3%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (8.2%), ACT ONE (4.5%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (4.4%), ALL THE WAY (0.5%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (0.3%),

Down for the week by attendance was: CINDERELLA (-35.4%), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (-21.6%), ONCE (-18.6%), PIPPIN (-17.3%), VIOLET (-17.0%), NEWSIES (-12.6%), MATILDA (-11.6%), JERSEY BOYS (-10.8%), LES MISÉRABLES (-8.5%), IF/THEN (-7.9%), MOTHERS AND SONS (-7.2%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (-6.5%), MAMMA MIA! (-6.5%), ROCKY (-6.2%), CASA VALENTINA (-5.3%), ROCK OF AGES (-5.0%), CHICAGO (-4.8%), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (-4.1%), KINKY BOOTS (-3.4%), OF MICE AND MEN (-3.0%), THE REALISTIC JONESES (-2.9%), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (-2.4%), WICKED (-1.5%), CABARET (-1.5%), BEAUTIFUL (-0.5%), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (-0.1%),

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StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:14pm
Well, yet again congratulations to Beautiful for topping their previous record-setting grosses over at the Sondheim! Geez, they're cleaning up over there!
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:15pm
Nice jump for Gentleman's Guide, though probably not as a big of a jump as they'd like.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:16pm
happy for pippin, matilda and mamma mia for doing well despite the nominations!
Gmerchant123
Featured Actor
joined:9/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:18pm
Wow! Gentlemen's Guide isn't doing as good as one would think even though it went up from last week, one would have thought it would gross more with all the Tony Noms. Mothers an Sons, Bridges, Velocity, and Violet are looking very very sketchy, I can understand why some of them are closing!
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:19pm
^ Violet is a nonprofit theater/subscriber house. Its grosses don't matter.
broadfan327
Featured Actor
joined:3/20/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:26pm
Sure the gross matters for Violet. Perhaps Roundabout won't do similar types of shows in the future if they see the grosses this low. They don't matter in terms of whether a show breaks even or not because that is not the goal of non-profit groups.
bryan
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:37pm
potopera just needs to just closed 25 years on broadway is a lttle much for this show and I am glad it is not in the top ten.
barcelona20
Featured Actor
joined:1/19/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:39pm
Sad to say but Once and Pippin will be done after the summer is over. Unless there is stunt casting of some kind.

Updated On: 5/5/14 at 03:39 PM
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:41pm
"potopera just needs to just closed 25 years on broadway is a lttle much for this show and I am glad it is not in the top ten."

Why does it matter? If you don't want to see it, you don't have to... it makes nearly $1M every week, so it isn't going anywhere.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:43pm
Newsies appears to be running out of steam.
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:46pm
I think they need to replace their leading man, Roxy. He is pretty much over it.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:49pm
"Gentlemen's Guide isn't doing as good as one would think even though it went up from last week, one would have thought it would gross more with all the Tony Noms."

It may have helped ticket sales, but that doesn't mean people bought tickets to see it within the first five days of the nominations.
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bjh2114
Broadway Legend
joined:4/19/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:49pm
Cinderella must be a mistake, right?
beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:50pm
^100% agree, Sutton Ross. Saw this last month, and couldn't believe how bored Cott seemed.
Men don't even belt.
NewSynchopation
Understudy
joined:12/31/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 03:58pm
Holy s*** that is a massive drop for Cinderella.
Just a bad week for a lot of people.
Updated On: 5/5/14 at 03:58 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:05pm
Beltingbaritone, I know, right? There are actors out there that would die to play Jack Kelly, and would do it right. He was great initially, but then he signed for a second year and it went downhill. I would imagine he will be leaving in September, when his contract is up. I get that he's really young, but it's really unacceptable. It affects the patron's enjoyment of the entire thing.

Bridges grosses have been making me sad for so long.....
Cinderella needs new blood, perhaps?
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beltingbaritone
Broadway Star
joined:10/30/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:08pm
I know Fran is out this week due to a predetermined scheduling conflict. Maybe she was out last week as well?
Men don't even belt.
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:13pm
I wonder if Fran's absence had anything to do with it. I mean, that's a really big drop.
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beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 04:39pm
Yikes, 'Cinderella'!
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:09pm
Pippin and Once won't be done in the summer because first off both shows recouped so they have some time on the great white day and pippin just released a new block of tickets through January. Once the real tourist season starts come Memorial day weekend they will be making good money again!

I would say for Once another 1 1/2 - 2 years left.
Pippin 2-3 1/2 years left.
Updated On: 5/5/14 at 05:09 PM
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:16pm
Once is on shaky ground, it wouldn't be a surprise if it closes within the next few months,

Mamma Mia! has rebounded, it was doing badly when it reopened at the Broadhurst but it seems to have recovered.
barcelona20
Featured Actor
joined:1/19/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:25pm
Releasing a new block of tickets does not mean a show will continue to run. Your estimates are far too generous.
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:46pm
Pippin another 3.5 years? That is very generous and so long to predict.

I think Fran WAS out last week. Finally some data to support the claim that it is indeed Fran who has the weight of the box office on her shoulders and not Carly (I recall there was some silly defensiveness from Carly fans or something who couldn't see this).

I'm really curious to know how If/Then is going to survive from early June because at the moment their advance drops right off and their numbers this week indicate some patches of empty seats were available.

YouWantitWhen????
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:48pm
I wonder if the Playbill discount code for If/Then will continue past May 11th?
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/4/14
Posted: 5/5/14 at 05:52pm
I think If/Then will have a strong summer. I'm sure they will have additional discount codes, soon. I just hope Idina isn't going to take a vacation anytime soon, those sales will probably plummet.
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