Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/22

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Posted: 1/23/12 at 3:15pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/22 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 1/22/2012 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.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/grosses.cfm

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Posted: 1/23/12 at 3:22pm
Things are not looking good for 'Sister Act'. Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/22
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 3:32pm
Ouch, Mamma Mia must be losing Money Money Money
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 3:37pm
Really worried about SISTER ACT.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 4:31pm
Welcome to winter. Overall I don't think the grosses are that bad for this time of year.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 4:52pm
Can someone explain what happened with WAR HORSE? Did they not do a full 8 shows the week prior? I have a hard time believing they kept attendance steady, but made and extra $300k.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 4:54pm
They did five shows last week to give extra rehearsal time to the new cast.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 5:01pm
Got it. Thanks.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 5:32pm
Shame because Sister Act is so much fun.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 5:55pm
Sister act really needs a big name to survive, its a amazing
show with a great cast but thats not selling tickets these days

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Posted: 1/23/12 at 6:36pm
It's a real, real shame SISTER ACT isn't connecting with audiences. I'm not sure why. It's such an enjoyable show. It's really too bad.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 6:55pm
They would/will probably bring Whoopi in to play Mother Superior for a few performances like she did in the West End.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 7:36pm
Mamma Mia! doing okay considering its age, I think the rumour of it moving to the Ambassador to make way for Matilda might be true. The fact it's run so long is an achievement considering ABBA are nowhere near as popular in the US as they are in Europe.

As for Sister Act, I think it'll be gone by summer if grosses don't pick up.

Updated On: 1/23/12 at 07:36 PM
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 7:56pm
Sister Act is a mediocre show that got mediocre reviews. It is lucky it lasted as long as it has. It's a theme park show on Broadway and people are aren't willing to pay that much to see it. It's had a decent run and will probably do well on tour.
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 9:13pm
They would/will probably bring Whoopi in to play Mother Superior for a few performances like she did in the West End.

It's a COMPLETELY different role now. The role of Mother Superior is not the campy mess that it was in the atrocious London book. Whoopi could NEVER sing "Haven't Got a Prayer" - not even in a lower key. The song/scene would have to be cut. Besides, Whoopi has gone on record saying that she has no interest in playing the role on Broadway because she "can't sing it."



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Posted: 1/23/12 at 9:18pm
ljay, I feel like you made the same point on here recently, possibly even in last week's Grosses thread. I'm sure it won't be the last time either that you have to be the voice of reason where Whoopi is concerned!
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Posted: 1/23/12 at 10:24pm
Sister Act is almost approaching one year on Broadway which is not bad by most measures. It's one of only three new musicals from 2011 that's still playing and I suspect Priscilla's days are numbered too. I doubt it's come near recouping and it's probably purging money the past few weeks but to write off as a complete failure is unfair when it's compared to a lot of other shows.

I don't see how the show survives more than a month or two and I say that as a Sister Act fan. I can't think of any star that would come in at this point to bring up the grosses (not to mention that Patina's under contract for another two months).
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 9:44am
Glad I finally got a ticket on TDF for Sister Act for tomorrow. As my dad always says "have high hopes, but low expectations."
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 2:09pm
I loved Sister Act. I'd see it again in a heartbeat. I think the score was one of the best of last season. The design is great, and the book is quick and funny.

I'm really surprised it isn't connecting. Everyone I know that I've sent to see it has walked out loving it and singing its praises. It really needed a Tony win - for Best Actress or something to keep it going.

Maybe they can get a "Broadway name" to play Mother Superior. Someone along the lines of the "aging divas." Like Donna Murphy, etc.
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 2:14pm
Victoria Clark and Carolee Carmello are not Broadway names?????? Donna Murphy doesn't sell any more tickets than they do.
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 2:43pm
Someone along the lines of the "aging divas." Like Donna Murphy, etc.

They were in talks, but she couldn't get her new teeth in time for the show and her walker needed major repairs.
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 5:01pm
My guess is that Sister Act will last (if not longer) through beginning of June, so that Mr Alan Menken will get to hold the title of a hat trick on Broadway. He will have Sister Act, Newsies AND Leap of Faith.

Last person to do so was Frank Wildhorn in '99 (At least American if I'm not mistaken) with Jekyll & HYDE, Civil War and Pimpernel.
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 5:12pm
"Alan Menken will get to hold the title of a hat trick on Broadway. He will have Sister Act, Newsies AND Leap of Faith. Last person to do so was Frank Wildhorn in '99 with Jekyll & HYDE, Civil War and Pimpernel."

I'm not sure I see the honor in having three shows simultaneously losing their capitalization.
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 10:43pm
Having 3 multi-million dollar shows running at the same time is a pretty big feat, regardless of the outcome. Not many composers/writers have two shows running at the same time! (Especially considering the amount of money and space available)
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Posted: 1/24/12 at 10:55pm
My guess is that Sister Act will last (if not longer) through beginning of June, so that Mr Alan Menken will get to hold the title of a hat trick on Broadway. He will have Sister Act, Newsies AND Leap of Faith.

It won't seem that significant considering Andrew Lloyd Webber will also have 3 shows open in Phantom, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar.