Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14

Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 03:08pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 6/8/2014 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: PIPPIN (6.1%), ACT ONE (5.8%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (4.1%), CINDERELLA (3.3%), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (2.8%), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (2.7%), MOTHERS AND SONS (2.5%), CASA VALENTINA (2.0%), WICKED (1.9%), JERSEY BOYS (1.5%), MATILDA (0.9%), LES MISÉRABLES (0.8%), KINKY BOOTS (0.5%), BEAUTIFUL (0.3%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (0.2%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: MAMMA MIA! (-9.6%), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (-9.6%), THE REALISTIC JONESES (-6.8%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-5.8%), ROCK OF AGES (-5.6%), CHICAGO (-5.2%), ONCE (-3.8%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (-3.6%), OF MICE AND MEN (-2.9%), ROCKY (-1.6%), ALL THE WAY (-1.5%), IF/THEN (-1.2%), NEWSIES (-0.7%), THE LION KING (-0.6%), CABARET (-0.3%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-0.2%), VIOLET (-0.1%),

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SomeOtherMe
Understudy
joined:3/12/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 03:11pm
"Holler if Ya Hear Me"... Ouch.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 03:14pm
Ouch indeed The shows nominated did pretty well but the others didn't, that being said nice bump for Pippin!
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 03:19pm
I wonder how much longer Rock of Ages has left. I didn't realize the grosses have been so low. Also, I suppose Once won't see 2015.

Poor Rocky. I hope the Tonys help a bit.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 03:35pm
HEDWIG broke a $1M with only seven performances!
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 06:29pm
HOLLER grossed 19% of its potential.

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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 06:44pm
Yeah, ONCE looks like a safe bet to pack up shop this January at this point. And still, what a great run they'll have had if they do.

MOTHERS AND SONS surely will close without opening another block of tickets. I'm curious how long for Broadway CHICAGO is, grossing even less by potential than ROCK OF AGES. I know that show's damn cheap but it's legs have to be wearing out sometime (like those of the longest-serving members of that ensemble.)

And does anyone else think the money at this point has to be wagered *against* CINDERELLA closing in January in time for CamMack to bring SAIGON over to it's old stomping grounds in the Spring? That seems almost too likely.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
evic
Broadway Star
joined:3/5/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 07:43pm
Chicago is only 5 months away from becoming the second longest running Broadway musical in history behind Phantom. As cheap as the Weisslers are, and despite losing some money every week (they must have made hundreds of millions in profits), they will make sure that their baby surpasses the piece of dreck Cats and bring glory back to America! And it will certainly bring the show more publicity once it does. It is a classic show and is the quintessential NY show.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 07:56pm
Chicago is not going anywhere.
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HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 08:22pm
So, traditionally, do post Tonys sales bumps show up the week after the telecast? Curious to know if next week will look very different for some shows.
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 08:40pm
Be interesting to see Rocky grosses next week, with the poor telecast.
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bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 08:44pm
Once is definitely bleeding money at this point. Kazee commented during their pre-Tony publicity circut they were losing money /barely surviving until the nominations came out and they were in the mid 500k back then. For a small show with no pit, it has deceptively high running costs. The cast doing double duty is paid very handsomely and having a working bar on stage is aslo very expensive for insurance purposes. Its also a show you can stunt cast easlily.

Rock of Ages must also be bleeding money at this point especially when you consider it took the show over 5 years to recoup. In all honesty if Spiderman stayed open it might have recouped faster. Unless they finally got the royalties reduced it should be gone come September. For a show that screams stunt casting and did it much earlier in their run at the Brooks I don't think they can even get a C- lister. After all , no matter who they get, theyd have to be willing to share a dressing room with several people, which is a probably a deal breaker for anyone they approach.

Cinderella's still making money its nut is in the mid 600k. It will probably be gone sometime in 2015 though, whether that is January or September is dependent on how it sells this summer when Fran leaves.

Rocky and Bullets probably won't see 2015 or even the Fall. Bullets needs to redo do its marketig and put Braff front and center. He may not cause the show to sell out, but his face will defintly sell more tickets than they are currenlty selling, allowing them to close at the end of his contract at a partial loss instead of a total loss.

Rocky just needs to hope Word of mouth and advertising finally pays off.

And Roundabout is no longer allowed to complain about not having money. Not only are both Violet ans Cabaret grossing numbers that would make a commercial producer happy, they will be making a pretty penny off of Beautiful for quite some time.

Lastly, Holler if ya gonna win a Tony become the laughing stock of Broadway with one of Broadway biggest flops in the same month, Mister Kenny Leon!!

Updated On: 6/9/14 at 08:44 PM
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 08:46pm
So, traditionally, do post Tonys sales bumps show up the week after the telecast? Curious to know if next week will look very different for some shows.

Typically, yes. Especially for the big winners, although the awards were very spread out this year. I would expect GG to have the biggest bump.


Be interesting to see Rocky grosses next week, with the poor telecast.

How is that interesting? It's not like it was doing well before.
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Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 09:07pm
Rock of Ages is on its last legs as is Once. Chicago will likely continue to try and secure the second longest running show in Broadway history, unless grosses fall further, they'll probably try and hit the 20 year mark.

blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 09:21pm
In all honesty if Spiderman stayed open it might have recouped faster

Recouped faster? It didn't even recoup slowly...
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 09:37pm
I don't see Once staying open past Labor Day. It's had a solid run and will likely finish with 1,000+ performances. Unless they have a "name" in the works for the Fall, it'll be gone by September.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 10:01pm
Josh Groban had some interest in playing the lead, that would get butts in the seats for sure. I think he would be great in the part, but it probably won't happen.
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bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 10:20pm
Blaxx That was my point.

I don't think Josh Groban would consider being a replacement unless its a highly prestigious iconic role, more like Hedwig, Tevye, Harold Hill, or even Jean Valjean and the Phantom, and not Guy. Please note I am not saying I could picture Groban in in any of those roles, I am just giving examples of iconic roles that a man of his stature would want to play so badly that he would consider being a replacement, akin to Bernadette Peters taking over for Catharine Zeta-Jones because rule role is iconic. He may not be a traditional household name, but he is among the wealthier social circles, aka the ones who will buy premium tickets. Thus producers will treat him accordingly.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 10:36pm
It is difficult to fathom Broadway without "Chicago." I think "Chicago" reminds me of the Eveready Bunny..it keeps going and going and going. I sincerely hope the show continues for a longer time. P.S. Thank you DAME for that kind comment.



Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
Updated On: 6/10/14 at 10:36 PM
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 10:37pm
Based on the productions they have announced in the pipeline, Roundabout will spend about a year or so in purely commercial mode to sweeten the pot and, frankly, there's something to that: I want to see nearly every moneygrab they have lined up.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 11:13pm
"It is difficult to fathom Broadway without "Chicago."

Maybe for you. For most people, it became an afterthought around 2003. Relax, life will go on.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 11:16pm
"It is difficult to fathom Broadway without "Chicago.""

Every so often, when I pass Chicago, I have to remind myself it is still there...
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Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/9/14 at 11:52pm

"For most people, it became an afterthought around 2003." (just a touch of exaggeration, no?) Fisherman: You can only speak for yourself, not for "most people."

Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
Updated On: 6/10/14 at 11:52 PM
Wickedlover56
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/10/14 at 12:18am
My heart breaks for Once. It is such a moving show that is deserving of much more of a run than it is likely to get. Would love to see them cast a name who could do the show justice and completely revamp the marketing to make it fresher. The Josh Groban idea is very intriguing. Kristen Bell or Emily Blunt could both make for inspired Girls.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/10/14 at 12:27am
There is absolutely no shame in a healthy, financially successful, critically acclaimed, award-winning production closing after it's time has passed. I personally would much rather ONCE gracefully close and drift off into the Dublin sunset than cheapen itself with inappropriate stunt casting for the purpose of cashing in on quick bucks. One of the most endearing things about ONCE when it opened was its relative lack of star-wattage that sold the show as being genuine, pure at heart, and home-grown in an intimate way. ONCE as a show does not strike me as fodder for much stunt casting (especially since your stars need to be consummate musicians as well.)
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/8/14
Posted: 6/10/14 at 12:29am
"You can only speak for yourself, not for "most people."

Actually I polled most people, and that is in fact what they said. Haterobics' comment right after mine couldn't have proved my point any better. I realize you are the board's chief Chicago cheerleader and believe it should run forever. If that's what floats your boat, more power to you. I think the excitement over Chicago faded a long time ago for most others (according to my polling results).

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