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Up for the week by attendance was: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (9.9%), THE COLOR PURPLE (4.3%), NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (3.5%), THE ENCOUNTER (2.6%), FALSETTOS (2.5%), A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL (0.1%), JERSEY BOYS (0.1%),
Down for the week by attendance was: ON YOUR FEET! (-17.7%), KINKY BOOTS (-16.1%), HOLIDAY INN (-12.5%), BEAUTIFUL (-9.1%), CHICAGO (-8.7%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (-6.0%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-5.4%), PARAMOUR (-4.2%), IN TRANSIT (-2.7%), CATS (-2.7%), WAITRESS (-2.5%), WICKED (-2.5%), JITNEY (-2.3%), THE FRONT PAGE (-1.5%), OH, HELLO ON BROADWAY (-1.2%), THE PRESENT (-1.1%), THE HUMANS (-0.1%),
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Where is DEH?
SDV said: "Where is DEH? "The attendance didn't change at all, just like Hamilton's.
Glad The Color Purple went out on such a high note!
SDV said: "Where is DEH?"Pretty sure it's at the Music Box.
RaisedOnMusicals said: "SDV said: "Where is DEH?"Pretty sure it's at the Music Box. "
All things considered, this is a solid week.
Damn, COLOR PURPLE!! Nice way to go out. Did they ever announce that it recouped?
Color Purple did not recoup.
I'm glad to see Falsettos finished strong, especially considering they only had 7 shows this week.
How in the hell did Color Purple not recoup?! It did so well! And it is hell cheap!
RippedMan said: "How in the hell did Color Purple not recoup?! It did so well! And it is hell cheap! "Jennifer Hudson, Heather Headley, Danielle Brooks, Jennifer Holliday and Cynthia Erivo post Tony win do not come cheap.
They can't be making that much?! I mean, the show has to be cheap to produce: No set, no costumes, no wigs, barely any orchestra. If they didn't recoup they had some terrible producing. There is no reason Brooks should have been making more than minimum.
RippedMan said: "There is no reason Brooks should have been making more than minimum."lol what? She was a PRINCIPAL---and Tony nominated. She was easily making 3-4 times the minimum If I had to guess.
No way. 3x?! For what! I'd imagine Cynthia was making like $3k per week before the Tonys. It's business. They want to make a profit.
Actually all the women in the show were wigged.I'm a little surprised it didn't recoup as well, but my guess is also that the weekly salaries of the principals (particularly Hudson) was high.
Sorry, not sure why I put wigs lol Most women on Broadway are wigged. But still. The fact that after a year of pretty stellar business they didn't recoup is kind of silly, no?
Usually, the week after New Year's dies. What happened this year? For example, Chicago grossed almost $300K more than last year comparable week. If any doubt. even where the grosses went down dramatically, it was mostly due to the lowering of prices from the now usurious prices that seem normal on holiday weeks. Percent of capacity numbers were mind-boggling. Any reason why...was the weather balmy? I really am amazed.
Had a friend in the city Thurs-Sunday that said she'd never seen it so packed at that time of year. And no, not balmy.
I have to wonder for THE COLOR PURPLE exactly how much Hudson, Ervio, Brooks, Holliday, etc. all were making for the show to not recoup.
I think that having the holidays on weekends this year really threw off the tourist market/usual travel days and weeks. Rather than that ONE super insanely congested week between Christmas and New Years, it spread out to the week before, the week between and the week after. I think this coming week may trail off, and the week after we'll start to see those typical January numbers. But as far as I know, many people were still "traveling for the holidays" up until this past week.
ACL2006 said: "I have to wonder for THE COLOR PURPLE exactly how much Hudson, Ervio, Brooks, Holliday, etc. all were making for the show to not recoup." Ever since Jennifer Hudson left, they struggled. It's not surprising they didn't recoup. Especially from when Heather Headley left until the closing, the grosses weren't strong. Greased--- good point.
Regarding the Color Purple salaries -- for those to really impact recoupment, my guess is that they some (Hudson and Holliday for sure) were tied to box office percentages. That's what really can kill a show when it has lean weeks.
People who think Color Purple should have recouped need to sharpen their basic math skills. The capitalization was reportedly $8mil. Over 63 frames, the show had a net gross of roughly $40mil. If we assume the nut was $550k-which I think is implausibly low-that equals roughly $35mil, a $3mil shortfall.
Also interesting to note that this Color Purple revival ran only half as long as the original, and in a significantly smaller house. Despite good reviews and enthusiastic (but limited) word of mouth, it was, undeniably, a flop. Perhaps a flop respected by some (personally, I think the source is terrific but the musical adaptation is unbearably amateurish), but a flop.
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