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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/28/19

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 3:41pm
Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 4/28/2019 in BroadwayWorld'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: BEAUTIFUL (11.1%), THE CHER SHOW (8.4%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (8.2%), THE FERRYMAN (3.5%), ALL MY SONS (3.1%), NETWORK (1.3%), HILLARY AND CLINTON (1.2%), BEETLEJUICE (1%), AIN'T TOO PROUD (0.8%), KISS ME, KATE (0.7%), HADESTOWN (0.5%), WICKED (0.3%), THE LION KING (0.2%), HAMILTON (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: WAITRESS (-10.6%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (-10%), MEAN GIRLS (-6.6%), BE MORE CHILL (-5.5%), GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS (-4.6%), TOOTSIE (-4.5%), KING KONG (-3.5%), KING LEAR (-3.3%), CHICAGO (-2.5%), MY FAIR LADY (-2%), THE PROM (-1.5%), INK (-1.4%), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (-1.2%), BURN THIS (-0.5%), FROZEN (-0.4%), ALADDIN (-0.4%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-0.2%), DEAR EVAN HANSEN (-0.2%),

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:11pm
Bit of an odd week this week, with high attendance figures, but many new musicals and medium-term runners having low potential %. If anything epitomises the problem Frozen faces, it is the fact that a $1.4 million gross is in line with previous non-vacation weeks (with very high attendance) but far below the $2.1 million potential gross listed this week (these figures seem a bit arbitary to me). It’s still probably above the nut by some distance, but epitomises Frozen’s “successful, but not successful enough” problem...

I hope the new musicals pick up, but Pretty Woman and The Cher Show could be in trouble unless they exceed expectations at the Tonys, which isn’t likely...
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:12pm

I'm surprised Be More Chill is doing as well as it is, but it does look like it seriously needs to expand its audience. 

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:16pm

Hadestown and Oklahoma appear to be the hits of the season.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:27pm

barcelona20 said: "Hadestown and Oklahoma appearto be the hits of the season."

*cries in Ain't Too Proud*

Updated On: 4/29/19 at 04:27 PM
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:44pm
While some of the numbers may be distorted by a post-holiday hangover, a few things appear to stand out. Other things have me puzzled.

- Ain't Too Proud has quietly turned into a big hit. I know jukebox musicals often start strong and fade quickly, but this one is in very good shape for now. And it appears to be a likely Tony nominee, which it doesn't need now but still can't hurt.

- Hadestown looks to be set up nicely and should get a Tony nominations boost. Same with Oklahoma!

- Tootsie only had 7 shows last week, and still made a fair amount of money. Fewer seats sold than last week. Not sure what that means at this stage. It should get a Tony nominations boost too.

- Wouldn't the numbers for Tootsie, Beetlejuice, and Ink (to a lesser degree) have been hurt by Opening Night?
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:45pm

barcelona20 said: "Hadestown and Oklahoma appearto be the hits of the season."

I assume that you forgot Mockingbird and Network, to name two off the top of my head.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:49pm
The Cher Show got a nice boost thanks to Spring break!!

Anyone know why King Kong only did 7 performances?
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:51pm

Kad said: "I'm surprised Be More Chill is doing as well as it is, but it does look like it seriously needs to expand its audience."

Still not at 100% which they expected...Nobody over 35 wants to sit through or experience BMC that's what our friends are saying! We're in our early 40's! NoTY!

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:52pm

ACL2006 said: "The Cher Show got a nice boost thanks to Spring break!!

Anyone know why King Kong only did 7 performances?
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The Saturday matinee was canceled.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:53pm

Robbie2 said: "Kad said: "I'm surprised Be More Chill is doing as well as it is, but it does look like it seriously needs to expand its audience."

Still not at 100% which they expected...Nobody over 35wants to sit through or experience BMC that's whatour friends are saying! We're in our early 40's! NoTY!
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No, I agree. I don't know any adults who care much about the show. 

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 4:56pm

What happened to Harry Potter's gross?  Have a lot of seats just come off of premium pricing?  I am thinking the incredible demand levels must be slowing a little, as the next ticket release will finally let you pick your own seats, among other things.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 5:31pm

Ain’t Too Proud hit 100% of gross potential for the first time, at a very healthy average ticket price of $127 and change. 

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 5:37pm

Jarethan said: "What happened to Harry Potter's gross? Have a lot of seats just come off of premium pricing? I am thinking the incredibledemand levelsmust be slowing a little, as the next ticket release will finally let you pick your own seats, among other things."

The week before was Easter weekend and a lot of people paid premium pricing whereas this past week not as many people did. This past week is similar to how Harry Potter was doing the week before Easter week.

Its gross % potential is still over 100% so that tells me producers must be happy!!!

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 5:42pm

ACL2006 said: "The Cher Show got a nice boost thanks to Spring break!!

Anyone know why King Kong only did 7 performances?
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the puppet malfunctioned at the matinee this past week so they refunded tickets. thats probably it?

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 5:44pm

also WTF how did lion king drop 600,000 dollars?!

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 5:48pm

getupngo said: "also WTF how did lion king drop 600,000 dollars?!"

Remember all the Disney shows (Aladdin, Lion King, Frozen) and Wicked had 9 performances last week (Easter week). They only had 8 performances this week and not as many people bought premium tix.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:08pm

Wick3 said: "getupngo said: "also WTF how did lion king drop 600,000 dollars?!"

Remember all the Disney shows (Aladdin, Lion King, Frozen) and Wicked had 9 performances last week (Easter week). They only had 8 performances this week and not as many people bought premium tix.
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:19pm
I'm 45 and looking forward seeing Be More Chill for the 4th time this weekend. A lot of people I graduated college with have discovered the show recently, and a couple of the moms in my son's Boy Scouts den knew all the songs when I mentioned it...BMC is definitely enjoyable for all ages.
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:22pm

Maybeel said: "I'm 45 and looking forward seeing Be More Chill for the 4th time this weekend. A lot of people I graduated college with have discovered the show recently, and a couple of the moms in my son's Boy Scouts den knew all the songs when I mentioned it...BMC is definitely enjoyable for all ages."

Then I must be long past the sell by date.

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:26pm

Maybeel said: "I'm 45 and looking forward seeing Be More Chill for the 4th time this weekend. A lot of people I graduated college with have discovered the show recently, and a couple of the moms in my son's Boy Scouts den knew all the songs when I mentioned it...BMC is definitely enjoyable for all ages."

4th time...WHY? How can you sit through that noise and crap being presented on stage. Even my niece and nephews 14-22 say that show is so juvenile and stupid! 

 

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:32pm

Robbie2 said: "4th time...WHY? How can you sit through that noise and crap being presented on stage. Even my niece and nephews 14-22 say that show is so juvenile and stupid!"

Different folks, different strokes, my guy

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 6:50pm

People like what they like. Resist the urge to sh*t on that.  

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Posted: 4/29/19 at 7:13pm
Exactly. In my 50's. I would see it again. Wasn't my favorite but could identify with a lot of it from my school days. And those kids work their butts off on that stage.
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Posted: 4/29/19 at 7:37pm

I also just heard from the principal at my daughter's school, a competitive performing arts high school, that the 68 theater kids who saw BMC on a field trip and all their adult chaperones LOVED it. Too bad it didn't please your nieces and nephews. Some of us are having a ton of fun!

Updated On: 4/29/19 at 07:37 PM

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