Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#1
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:28pm
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 5/21/2017 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: AMÉLIE (17.8%), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (13.0%), THE LION KING (13.0%), BANDSTAND (9.2%), INDECENT (7.8%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (7.7%), SUNSET BOULEVARD (7.2%), KINKY BOOTS (6.6%), CHICAGO (5.3%), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (4.6%), A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 (3.6%), WAITRESS (2.3%), MISS SAIGON (2.0%), ALADDIN (1.9%), THE LITTLE FOXES (1.8%), SCHOOL OF ROCK (1.7%), WICKED (1.6%), ANASTASIA (1.6%), A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL (1.6%), NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (1.2%), WAR PAINT (1.1%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (0.2%), HAMILTON (0.2%), BEAUTIFUL (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: SWEAT (-12.1%), SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (-8.0%), CATS (-7.2%), PRESENT LAUGHTER (-5.8%), OSLO (-1.1%), GROUNDHOG DAY (-0.9%), THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (-0.5%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-0.1%),

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#2
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:29pm

Good for Bandstand

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#3
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:29pm

What about Come From Away?

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#4
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:30pm

Nice, War Paint!

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#5
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:31pm

reginula said: "What about Come From Away?

 

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They had a 0% change in attendance, and were therefore neither "up" nor "down" for the week.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#6
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:38pm

Good to see the Tony noms and reviews helping A Doll's House, Part 2. 

Great Comet is getting so close to selling out totally, I wonder if it'll finally get there before the Tonys. 

I am a firm believer in serendipity- all the random pieces coming together in one wonderful moment, when suddenly you see what their purpose was all along.
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#7
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:39pm

Great to see Bandstand and War Paint slowly getting up there.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#8
Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:41pm

Felm_heart said: "reginula said: "What about Come From Away?

 

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They had a 0% change in attendance, and were therefore neither "up" nor "down" for the week.


 

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I'd imagine the $$$ change has more to do with comped tony voters than anything else. 

 

On a side note - where is War Paint's sustained growth coming from?  With no nom for best new musical, im surprised.  Do we think thats just from the noms for the leading ladies alone?

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Posted: 5/23/17 at 3:41pm

Doll's House Part 2 grosses continue to climb despite only doing seven performances this week! 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#10
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:00pm

GreenGables said: "Felm_heart said: "reginula said: "What about Come From Away?

 

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They had a 0% change in attendance, and were therefore neither "up" nor "down" for the week.


 

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I'd imagine the $$$ change has more to do with comped tony voters than anything else. 

 

On a side note - where is War Paint's sustained growth coming from?  With no nom for best new musical, im surprised.  Do we think thats just from the noms for the leading ladies alone?


 

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I think it's proof that Patti starring in a new musical sells tickets, something that some doubted when it announced the transfer. Of course, Ebersole's name also helps. 

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Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:09pm

Overall, it's just amazing and really impressive how many shows are selling out and making tons of $$$!

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#12
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:27pm

GreenGables said: "On a side note - where is War Paint's sustained growth coming from?  With no nom for best new musical, im surprised.  Do we think thats just from the noms for the leading ladies alone?"

Word of mouth, press, and talk show appearances?

 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#13
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:30pm

I think War Paint is also appealing to women with the subject matter. Makes for a great girls night out.   

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#14
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:32pm

Mildred Plotka said: "I think War Paint is also appealing to women with the subject matter. Makes for a great girls night out.   

 

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This is absolutely a contributing factor. 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#15
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:41pm

ljay889 said: "Mildred Plotka said: "I think War Paint is also appealing to women with the subject matter. Makes for a great girls night out.   

 

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This is absolutely a contributing factor. 


 

Makes for a great boys night out as well!

 

 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#16
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:44pm

I swear seeing Hamilton's gross each week takes my breath away... Who would have ever though 3 mil a week would become the new norm for a show. 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#17
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:46pm

They're two divas in their prime. 

I'm surprised by Bandstand's growth. It's not a horrible show or anything, but wonder if they've tapped into that market that has made A Bronx Tale so successful? 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#18
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:47pm

How is Anastasia doing so well? It got only 2 Tony noms and okay reviews

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#19
Posted: 5/23/17 at 4:56pm

Diba123 said: "How is Anastasia doing so well? It got only 2 Tony noms and okay reviews"

It was always going to do well, regardless of its critical acclaim. It's absolutely beloved and a childhood hallmark for people born between 1985 and 2000. 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#20
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:10pm

Ouch for Six Degrees.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#21
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:26pm

Going to be curious to see what effect this coming weekend has for Kinky Boots's entire weekly gross, what with Brendon Urie joining the show and all. (Is it also just me or is a Friday a weird day to start?)

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#22
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:27pm

Millionaire'$ Club

(in alphabetical order)

Aladdin

Anastasia

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Come From Away

Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton**

Hello, Dolly!

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Sunset Boulevard

The Book of Mormon

The Lion King

The Phantom of the Opera

Waitress

Wicked

*denotes the show(s) that made more than 3 million dollars

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#23
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:37pm

I have to say I am thrilled for Bandstand! Hope they get to do a Tony performance and really have their number take off over the summer. The growth they are showing so far is great though! 

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#24
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:52pm

Cfried said: "Good for Bandstand"

Good in that it's an upward trend? Other than that they aren't doing well. Bandstand's days are numbered.

 

the League just tweeted out a revised grosses link but it doesn't say which figures have been revised...

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/21/17#25
Posted: 5/23/17 at 5:54pm
Its awesome too to see Sunset Boulevard at about 1.2 million per week with only 7 performances. Here's hoping they recoup their investment... would be a nice way for them to finish their run.

Have to admit I'm surprised Miss Saigon hasn't been above the million mark.