Comscore

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14

Rob Profile Photo
Rob
Broadway Legend
joined:5/3/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 03:11pm
Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 8/17/2014 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.

Click Here to Visit the Broadway Grosses...

Up for the week by attendance was: CABARET (5.3%), NEWSIES (2.6%), PIPPIN (0.6%), CHICAGO (0.4%), ROCKY (0.4%),

Down for the week by attendance was: WICKED (-5.7%), LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL (-3.7%), CINDERELLA (-3.4%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-3.2%), MAMMA MIA! (-2.7%), KINKY BOOTS (-2.3%), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (-1.7%), ROCK OF AGES (-1.6%), ONCE (-1.6%), BEAUTIFUL (-1.4%), THE LION KING (-1.1%), LES MISÉRABLES (-0.9%), MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (-0.7%), JERSEY BOYS (-0.6%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (-0.6%), MATILDA (-0.3%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-0.1%),

Click Here to Visit the BroadwayWorld Grosses...

Are you following BroadwayWorld.com yet on Facebook & Twitter? click here.
 Musical Master Profile Photo
Musical Master
Broadway Star
joined:4/28/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 03:17pm
CINDERELLA is holding out pretty well. I can say that I'm very happy with the grosses for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE.
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 03:28pm
Pretty good week for a lot of shows. There's still a few more weeks before summer and the tourist season is over before the difficult fall months.
TheatreKid3
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 04:08pm
NEWSIES is grossing more the then 2014 Tony Winner. When was the last time a Tony Winner for Best Musical never saw a $1 million gross?
Essie4 Profile Photo
Essie4
Swing
joined:6/3/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 04:18pm
^^Who's to say Gentleman's Guide wouldn't gross $1 million if it were in a bigger house than the Walter Kerr? It's grossing over its gross potential, so it's not like it's doing poorly.
qolbinau Profile Photo
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 04:18pm
Not sure but NEWSIES is about to close and is in a 30% larger theatre, which helps.

If/Then losing steam?
Updated On: 8/18/14 at 04:18 PM
neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 04:30pm
If/Then has dropped the past few weeks I think, but I still don't see them closing soon. They did really well in the beginning so they haven't had to use any reserve funds, I would imagine.

I'm still wondering how Once is holding on with those numbers. Cinderella, too. Less than half gross potential
Dessie
Understudy
joined:7/4/12
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 06:10pm
Looking over past years, the grosses start to drop last two weeks of August
skylight2
Understudy
joined:6/13/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 09:00pm
"NEWSIES is grossing more the then 2014 Tony Winner. When was the last time a Tony Winner for Best Musical never saw a $1 million gross?"

Gentleman's Guide gross % potential is 103.22%. It's doing well. Newsies is 90.56%.
dramamama611 Profile Photo
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 09:25pm
Newsies coming to an end has made a big difference -- all the fans catching "one last time".

But the other posters are correct: you can't compare the dollar figure directly -- Newsies has a bigger potential, simply because the house is bigger.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Wickedmonkey332 Profile Photo
Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 10:50pm
I can see Once and Cinderella closing in January. Unless they can pull off some casting magic (a la Keke/Sherri???).
jnb9872 Profile Photo
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 10:50pm
Also, to directly address the (rightfully unhelpful) question: MEMPHIS only broke $1M 3 weeks, but in a much bigger house which would easily make it the weakest Best Musical winner in recent memory. Even after the Tonys that year, it only broke $1M for the first time over Columbus Day weekend that fall. The only other $1M weekends were the New Year's weekends of 2010 and 2011. Those two New Year's weekends were also the only weekends MEMPHIS ever surpassed 80% potential gross.

So, given that GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE has a smaller house and a more limited potential, and has been exceeding it's potential regularly since the Tony win, which MEMPHIS never did, it's reasonable to say that the honest answer to the original question is, "four years."

And then, "ho hum. That was easy to look 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.
haterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 11:07pm
"Unless they can pull off some casting magic (a la Keke/Sherri???)."

How do we know this is casting magic? They haven't done a single performance and we don't know how much ticket sales will improve yet.
Wickedmonkey332 Profile Photo
Wickedmonkey332
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/18/14 at 11:11pm
haterobics- That is why I put the "???". It may or may not be magical.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 12:36am
Just checked TDF for shows to see this week and noticed the If/Then is up every day for the next 2 weeks for $45. That cannot be good.
haterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 12:39am
For that much of a deal, you should go one more time and see if it has grown on you.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 12:45am
I would rather watch paint dry. it's much better than that turkey of a show and quieter too.
dramamama611 Profile Photo
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 06:34am
I got tdf tix for If/Then last week too. I still overpaid.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Up In One Profile Photo
Up In One
Leading Actor
joined:5/27/04
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 09:39am
Where have the recent TDF locations been? Hate that theater's mezz, would rather be in the rise behind the orchestra. TDF still has an asterisk warning seats could be terrible.
Auggie27 Profile Photo
Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/17/14
Posted: 8/19/14 at 10:26am
Yeah, the "If/Then" slippage is notable. Forget the reviews, I believe the problem is the disconnect between the material's adult profile and the star's fan base. Families can't go. Period. The irony is all too obvious: the star of a popular family-centric mega-hit and (remember, she's on the CD, whether they saw her or not; thus, they haven't all aged out) then the world's most popular animated film has a huge fan base under 12, who cannot see her live. It's an issue this summer, certainly, as potent as the critical reception.
"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Gary Shandling