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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14

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Rob
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:13pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 6/15/2014 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: ALL THE WAY (13.6%), JERSEY BOYS (12.2%), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (11.5%), ACT ONE (9.8%), ROCKY (9.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (8.2%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (7.5%), ONCE (7.0%), NEWSIES (5.9%), PIPPIN (5.8%), MATILDA (5.1%), MAMMA MIA! (4.9%), AFTER MIDNIGHT (4.6%), CHICAGO (4.0%), ROCK OF AGES (3.4%), OF MICE AND MEN (2.2%), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (2.1%), LES MISÉRABLES (2.1%), THE REALISTIC JONESES (1.8%), CINDERELLA (0.9%), THE LION KING (0.8%), WICKED (0.5%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (0.2%), BEAUTIFUL (0.2%),

Down for the week by attendance was: VIOLET (-8.8%), CABARET (-5.8%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-4.5%), HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME (-4.0%), THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (-3.7%), CASA VALENTINA (-3.5%), KINKY BOOTS (-1.0%), IF/THEN (-0.7%),

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AKarp2013
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joined:7/25/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:18pm
Eesh, will HOLLER make it through previews?
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little_sally
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joined:1/15/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:33pm
Well, Holler only has a few more previews left so probably will. The real question is if it'll make it past opening.

Great raise for Rocky this week! Hope it continues throughout the summer.
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bdn223
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joined:6/14/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:38pm
I can't imagine Rock of Ages will make it to september at this rate. We all know its producers are not the best with money, but come on close the show so it doesn't end its run at a loss.

Congrats to Gentleman's Guide and hopefully it will start paying off its investors since it has apparently paid them back $0 as of right now.

Once may only see Christmas twice at its current levels.

I feel bad for If/then being the only Tony nominated musicals in any category not to see a Tony bump...but the producers must still be making money because I can't imagine the show costing most than 600K a week.
Jason Shatz
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joined:6/24/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:40pm
Nice job for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE! A vast and much-deserved improvement!

What's up with BULLETS? I thought that Woody Allen would continue to sell in his home city?

I don't see CINDERELLA, ROCKY, or ONCE making it through the year. Maybe even CHICAGO will drop.

I knew HOLLER would be a tough sell.



Updated On: 6/16/14 at 03:40 PM
beautywickedlover
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joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:47pm
It is a surprise that 'Cinderella's grosses did not go up since school is out. I guess more families want to see 'Aladdin', 'The Lion King', and 'Wicked'. It might close at the end of the summer, but I'm glad that it had a decent run and I am happy it came to Broadway for the first time.
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jnb9872
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joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:48pm
Well, the Tony bump definitely hit ALL THE WAY biggest. And this is not the time of year for IF/THEN to be stagnating... You want to be riding the tide, and not watching the audience bumps going elsewhere. But they still are in good shape, for now.

HOLLER is either just not reaching its audience with its advertising or its audience just has no interest. When I went this week, the crowd was smallish but warmly receptive to the show. But word of mouth has to start converting into sales, and they'll need more than the reviews can give them at this point. Probably much more.

ONCE just had a new round of auditions, but at this point I'm assuming it's their last turnover. I do think they'll last til January, but the Shuberts may have something exciting lined up that needs the Jacobs. The Golden, Lyceum, Cort and Longacre all have their next tenants booked, and the Jacobs is more likely to turnover than the Broadhurst (as much as I want MAMMA MIA! to leave that playhouse alone, it still makes money damnit.)
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little_sally
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:53pm
It's interesting that If/Then keeps popping up (for the first time) on TDF these last three weeks or so. I wonder if Idina's fan base has dried up already.
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neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:56pm
I don't think 800k means Idina's fan base has "dried up." If it continues to drop, perhaps, but I think it's too early to call it that.
JMac4
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joined:5/7/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:58pm
Oof. Lots of shows are sitting on the bubble right now. Looks like Once, Cinderella, and Bullets could all be in danger of closing quite soon based on the past few weeks. Once could hold on much longer depending on how much money they have in the bank--at least they've earned out. The other two feel really dicey.
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 03:59pm
beautywickedlover, schools aren't even out in New York State for more than a week, so I can't imagine schools across the country have been out for all that long. It gets crazy at the beginning of July.

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Updated On: 6/16/14 at 03:59 PM
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little_sally
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:00pm
I'm surprised Once hasn't cast some well-known (or at least known) singer-songwriter type to play Guy.
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neonlightsxo
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:08pm
^ Agreed. They just got Ronan Keating for the West End production, but it doesn't seem like they intend on doing that here.
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little_sally
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:13pm
My dream would for Glen Hansard to do a week or two, like Billie Joe Armstrong in American Idiot. But that's just because he's one of my favorite musicians.
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:13pm
"It is a surprise that 'Cinderella's grosses did not go up since school is out. I guess more families want to see 'Aladdin', 'The Lion King', and 'Wicked'."

Carly Rae left on June 8th and Paige Faure didn't start until last Friday so a standby was covering the title role for half the week. That might explain some of it. I think this week's attendance and revenues will be a much better measure of how things are looking for the future.
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:23pm
I don't think that "Chicago" will drop anytime soon, but obviously the producers need to do something to shore up the grosses. Bianca Marroquin (Roxie) has been signed to a long term contract till March 2015. For anyone who has seen her, she is energetic, charismatic and does a lot of things to promote the show. She is an amazing performer. Bianca is a plus for her show. I think that having had the same Velma for the past 3 years or so is hindering "Chicago". Amra Fay Wright is obviously talented and all, but come on producers...give someone else a chance! They need to train and cultivate some new Velmas if Chicago is to have a longer shelf life. Lately, "Chicago" has added new cast members to the ensemble. That's a start. There hasn't been a celebrity Velma in years. Perhaps the casting company should consider this. There are a couple of veteran Velmas who would do well in the Broadway production: Terra C and Leigh Zimmerman come to mind. But "Chicago" fans can't see them if they're not cast. Even launching a nationwide talent search for a new Velma might be a possiblity (kind of like the approach that was used for the most recent Grease revival). That's all.



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Updated On: 6/16/14 at 04:23 PM
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qolbinau
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joined:6/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 05:20pm
"I feel bad for If/then being the only Tony nominated musicals in any category not to see a Tony bump...but the producers must still be making money because I can't imagine the show costing most than 600K a week."

I know it doesn't look like it but it actually did have a small Tony bump, particularly the first half of the week - their advance wasn't looking very good but a lot of the shows earlier in the week nearly sold out after the Tony Awards, which hasn't happened for a while. However, by the end of the week there were an unusually large amount of free seats that kind of averaged things out to look normal. This is part of a wider issue that their advance just isn't very good anymore (I know I keep repeating this sorry lol).





Updated On: 6/16/14 at 05:20 PM
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GreasedLightning
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joined:2/11/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/15/14
Posted: 6/16/14 at 06:15pm
Schools in New York State aren't even out yet… except, of course, for colleges or private schools. In my district, school goes until the 25th of June. High school graduation is the 23rd, and proms are this and next week. Lots of other things to focus on around this time of year than going to see a show… that all comes after those events. Give it a few weeks before we jump to summer bump conclusions.

Also, just curious: what has the Longacre booked? That's one of my favorite houses and I haven't heard anything after Of Mice and Men. I must have missed it.
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abbagirl
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joined:6/16/08
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 06:20pm
You Can't Take It With You is going into the Longacre next.
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CurtainPullDowner
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joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 06:32pm
I wonder why HOLLER wasn't on TKTS on Saturday?
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blaxx
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joined:6/28/05
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:17pm
I can't imagine Rock of Ages will make it to september at this rate. We all know its producers are not the best with money, but come on close the show so it doesn't end its run at a loss

Why would it end at a loss? It already recouped.
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bdn223
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joined:6/14/08
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:44pm
Because losses is currently incurred will probably never be paid back. Thus despite having recouped initial investment, the production close at a loss incurred over the final weeks of mounting. That is why most long-running productions announce their closing months before the actual final performance, hopes that the late surge of interest will cover any losses incurred over lean weeks you the end of the production life.
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blaxx
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:21pm
I see, though I really was under the impression it didn't have high running costs. I do feel it has been around forever.
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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:22pm
I'm still wondering how much longer "Once" has??
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:25pm
I believe someone said Once had relatively low running costs. That's not even a bad weekly gross compared to many others.
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