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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14

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Rob
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:16pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 7/27/2014 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: ROCKY (7.8%), CINDERELLA (7.4%), IF/THEN (5.7%), PIPPIN (4.8%), JERSEY BOYS (4.1%), VIOLET (2.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2.1%), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (2.0%), ROCK OF AGES (1.7%), NEWSIES (1.1%), MAMMA MIA! (1.0%), THE LION KING (0.9%), CHICAGO (0.9%), LES MISÉRABLES (0.8%), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (0.5%), WICKED (0.3%), OF MICE AND MEN (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: ONCE (-5.6%), CABARET (-0.6%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (-0.6%), KINKY BOOTS (-0.4%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-0.2%), ALADDIN (-0.1%), MATILDA (-0.1%),

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little_sally
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joined:1/15/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:27pm
Not sure what it's nut is but I'm glad to see Cinderella up from last week and still doing well.
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Jason Shatz
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joined:6/24/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:29pm
I don't think ONCE has much longer.
beautywickedlover
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joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:35pm
Another great week for Broadway. So many years later 'The Lion King' is doing excellent business.

"Not sure what it's nut is but I'm glad to see Cinderella up from last week and still doing well."

I read somewhere that its nut is $700,000 to $750,000
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little_sally
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joined:1/15/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:41pm
^ That makes sense, given the size of the production.

I wonder why Once hasn't cast some recognizable name as Guy or Girl. I'm sure some singer-songwriter type out there could play the role.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:42pm
Once put a lot of money in that new ad campaign but it doesn't seem to be helping. They had that bad 400k week in June and haven't seemed to have recovered much.
neonlightsxo
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 03:42pm
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Updated On: 7/28/14 at 03:42 PM
RaisedOnMusicals
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joined:7/20/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 04:09pm
I'm pretty sure that I've read in several different places that the nut is closer to $650,000, but who knows? And sometimes it's hard to calculate because theater owners give rent concessions, royalties might fluctuate a bit, etc. But Cinderella is certainly nowhere close to doing $1 million a week as it did most of last summer, with the original cast. I'm actually not sure why it isn't, it's not like Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana were ticket selling stars. Actually, it's pretty puzzling, and they added a Thursday matinee this summer also, which they didn't have last summer.
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neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
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Posted: 7/28/14 at 04:15pm
^ I don't think it's puzzling. The novelty has worn off, and Aladdin is getting a lot of family crowds. Last summer's sales had nothing to do with Laura and Santino.
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joined:3/4/06
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 04:24pm
Nice little bump for "Chicago". The grosses for "Lion King" are unreal! (It's kind of strange that my original post seemed to have disappeared.) I guess we do have Broadway gremlins from time to time.
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South Fl Marc
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Posted: 7/28/14 at 05:44pm
"The grosses for "Lion King" are unreal!"

They really are and I will never understand why. It had the most amazing opening 10 minutes ... and the rest was boring as hell. I could not wait for the show to be over. The visuals were nice but endless and the score is so bad.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
a-mad
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joined:8/25/11
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 06:08pm
^ I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that...

I thought the first 10 minutes were breathtaking... and there were some interesting set pieces after that, some inventive costumes, and a couple of good songs - but outside of that? Piss-poor choreography, jokey characters that fit in the movie, but not on stage, and a slow second act.... (and this is coming from a huge Disney Theatrical fan).

My wife and I saw Ragtime and Lion King on the same weekend (tickets were purchased way in advance for Lion King, and we picked up tickets day of for Ragtime) and Ragtime pretty much blew it out of the water.
neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 08:36pm
Tourists who don't understand English can still enjoy The Lion King, because of the visuals. That is the answer.
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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
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Posted: 7/28/14 at 09:16pm
As for ONCE, I still wonder if they have a name lined-up for the Fall. Otherwise I'm not sure why the producers plan to keep it going come September.
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AirJewels
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joined:7/11/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 10:30pm
I keep hoping that Steve Kazee will return to Once. A long shot I know, but I never imagined that Constantine would return to Rock of Ages so I'm keeping hope alive!
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little_sally
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Posted: 7/28/14 at 10:45pm
Steve Kazee was just cast in Shameless, so I don't think he'll be back anytime soon.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
RaisedOnMusicals
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joined:7/20/10
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/28/14 at 11:14pm
Neonlights, last summer Cinderella was competing with Annie. It's not as if there are a finite number of little girls who come to NY to see a show with Mom or Grandma. What exactly do you mean by "the novelty"?
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 12:49am
Steve Kazee has stated numerous times that the vocal injury he sustained makes it impossible for him to do a Broadway schedule. Ya gotta move on, he will never be in a Broadway musical again.



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Updated On: 7/29/14 at 12:49 AM
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jbroadway4
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joined:1/2/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/29/14 at 01:11am
Heard a rumor "Heathers" might take the Jacobs come early March....
neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/29/14 at 09:08am
Neonlights, last summer Cinderella was competing with Annie. It's not as if there are a finite number of little girls who come to NY to see a show with Mom or Grandma. What exactly do you mean by "the novelty"?


Cinderella was a hot new show last summer. It's not anymore, it's fallen off the radar. I would argue that there IS a finite number of little girls.
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Wickedmonkey332
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joined:5/2/13
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 09:41am
I think the target audiences for Newsies, Cinderella, Aladdin, and Matilda are similar. I wonder if Newsies' closing will boost the other's attendance.
RaisedOnMusicals
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 11:29am
Well, there is clearly a segment of little girls (finite or not) that "age in" each year relative to seeing a show. Four or five year olds who were too young last summer might well be old enough this summer, etc. Though I do agree with you that there was more buzz around Cinderella last summer, I still find it a bit puzzling that its numbers are so poor compared to last summer.
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jnb9872
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 04:57pm
CINDERELLA certainly hasn't held up as strong as MATILDA has, in terms of the family shows, and ALADDIN seems primed to have a long healthy run. We'll see when (or maybe if, though I doubt ALADDIN has a LION KING-like run in its future) the dust settles how long ALADDIN lasts when tickets are readily available. NEWSIES has done quite well at staying popular once it stopped selling out. CINDERELLA doesn't seem likely to hold on to see another summer, but I was saying that last fall and they rebounded with Fran Drescher so who knows?
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little_sally
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 05:00pm
Does Cinderella and Matilda really have the same audience? Yes, they're both family shows but my audience at Cinderella was filled with very young children, whereas Matilda seems to bring in older kids.
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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jnb9872
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Posted: 7/29/14 at 05:18pm
MATILDA definitely plays better with the teenaged and college-aged types (who loved the book as kids) whereas CINDERELLA is playing (I'd imagine) almost entirely to the Princess-charmed ages. But that also goes to my point: MATILDA both has better word-of-mouth and a wider age-range of fans, where CINDERELLA seems to tapering off and has a smaller age-range window it seems to appeal to.
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.
LightsOut90
Stand-by
joined:5/2/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/27/14
Posted: 7/29/14 at 05:53pm
Heathers is definitely not transferring, if it was 4 leads wouldnt have just bailed on it.

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