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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/9/15

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:05pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/9/15 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 8/9/2015 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: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (7.4%), ON THE TOWN (6.8%), PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY (5.5%), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (5.4%), WICKED (3.9%), HAND TO GOD (2.3%), FUN HOME (2.1%), BEAUTIFUL (1.5%), KINKY BOOTS (1.5%), AMAZING GRACE (1.1%), LES MISÉRABLES (1.0%), THE LION KING (0.8%), THE KING AND I (0.7%), HAMILTON (0.2%),

Down for the week by attendance was: CHICAGO (-7.8%), FINDING NEVERLAND (-5.8%), JERSEY BOYS (-4.3%), A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (-3.7%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (-2.4%), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-2.0%), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (-0.9%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-0.7%), MATILDA (-0.3%), MAMMA MIA! (-0.1%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-0.1%),

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:07pm

Before anyone cries about the failure of Hamilton, they invited lots of press last week. Considering they made what they made WITH lots of free press tickets, they're doing amazing.

Updated On: 8/10/15 at 03:07 PM
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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:10pm

HAMILTON IS GOING DOWN!!!

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:12pm

"HAMILTON IS GOING DOWN!!!"


 You just couldn't read neon's note above, could you...

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:13pm

oh lmfao i just got excited for a sec

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:14pm

Wow... Aladdin crosses $2M and beats Wicked for the first time.


That's your headline...


This show is going to run for years.

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:14pm

hand to god and hedwig are looking very dry. On the Town is terrible as usual

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:18pm

"Wow... Aladdin crosses $2M and beats Wicked for the first time.
That's your headline...
This show is going to run for years."


 Aladdin had 9 performances last week versus Wicked's 8.

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:18pm

Just imagine how many poor families could be fed with the money that Amazing Grace is throwing away...

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:20pm

I'm sad about Hedwig because I want it to run forever with different Hedwigs.


How much more time does Jersey Boys have left? Will it still be around after New Year's?


 


 

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:22pm

^HAH! @Newintown


(I'm never happy for actors to lose jobs, but that piece of garbage has got to go)

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:24pm
Amazing Grace producers: what would Jesus do?
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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:26pm

I'll hand it to the producers of Amazing Grace for riding it out, but ouch. I know there's some deep pockets associated with that show, but how deep?


Wouldn't the Christian thing to do be to close it and release rights so the gospel can be spread far and wide?

Updated On: 8/10/15 at 03:26 PM
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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:27pm

""Wow... Aladdin crosses $2M and beats Wicked for the first time.
That's your headline...
This show is going to run for years."

 Aladdin had 9 performances last week versus Wicked's 8."


Damn... good point.


 

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:27pm

Hedwig is going up! Let's keep this forward motion!

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:29pm

"Just imagine how many poor families could be fed with the money that Amazing Grace is throwing away..."


It may be hard to imagine those families because they would be blocked by the ten-times-as-many families that On the Town could have fed with the money it has wasted.

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:30pm

jersey boys isn't going anywhere neither is Phantom, Les Mis, Lion King, Aladdin and Wicked

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:32pm

Book of Mormon is making way more money than Hamilton and it has hundred of seats less than the Rodgers. Goes to show that people would rather see musical comedy than a musical about the founding fathers even if it is wildly entertaining and moving

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:33pm

what is jersey boys' nut

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:34pm

Well, at least Hedwig didn't go down even more but went up a tiny bit. That's something, I guess.

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:42pm

"Well, at least Hedwig didn't go down even more but went up a tiny bit. That's something, I guess."


 I mean, Darren hovered around 400k and the show moved on to someone else.

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:46pm

""Well, at least Hedwig didn't go down even more but went up a tiny bit. That's something, I guess."
 I mean, Darren hovered around 400k and the show moved on to someone else."


Since you bring up Darren now, Darren has brought in almost $100,000 more in his first 3 weeks than Taye has. And Darren's numbers were stable above $450k from then on except that odd week.


We'll see what happens with Taye's gross over the next few weeks. At least the average ticket price is going up so far.


I don't doubt that there will be another Hedwig but it's sad to see the show below 400k once again.

Updated On: 8/10/15 at 03:46 PM
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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:49pm

"Book of Mormon is making way more money than Hamilton and it has hundred of seats less than the Rodgers. Goes to show that people would rather see musical comedy than a musical about the founding fathers even if it is wildly entertaining and moving"


 


 


Well, this is a bad week to judge by because of the press and opening night for Hamilton. If you look at last week, they are more comparable with Hamilton having made slightly more than BOM

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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:51pm
Philly is talking nonsense as usual. Hamilton's potential is $1,334,960 and Mormon's is $1,548,738. Of course they can both make more than their potential, but to compare them is silly.
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Posted: 8/10/15 at 3:52pm

"Book of Mormon is making way more money than Hamilton and it has hundred of seats less than the Rodgers. Goes to show that people would rather see musical comedy than a musical about the founding fathers even if it is wildly entertaining and moving"


 Pinto, you are capable of a more rigorous analysis than that betrayed by the above. 


Re Hand to God, it does seem they are on a skid from which they may not be able to recover.


Re Hedwig, we are witnessing a very significant miscalculation. I think it is becoming increasingly clear that NPH is going to return, and that will lead to ever more business than the last time, now that he has a free weekly infomercial.