Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/14/19

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:14pm

Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 7/14/2019 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: THE CHER SHOW (8.4%), KING KONG (8%), PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (7.6%), BURN THIS (6.3%), TOOTSIE (3%), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2.7%), BEAUTIFUL (2.6%), THE PROM (2.6%), CHICAGO (1.9%), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (0.8%), OKLAHOMA! (0.7%), MEAN GIRLS (0.6%), COME FROM AWAY (0.2%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (0.1%), MOULIN ROUGE! (0.1%), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (0.1%), AIN'T TOO PROUD (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance was: BE MORE CHILL (-9.5%), THE LION KING (-5.6%), FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE (-4.9%), FROZEN (-1%), BEETLEJUICE (-0.6%), WAITRESS (-0.5%), HADESTOWN (-0.1%),

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Updated On: 7/15/19 at 03:14 PM
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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/14/19#2
Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:16pm

Grosses are now sponsored? 

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:17pm

That's a nice little increase for The Cher Show, but it would have been more obviously if that one show hadn't cancelled.  Moulin Rouge is getting great grosses.

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Updated On: 7/15/19 at 03:17 PM
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Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:31pm

Obvious statement, but I assume the power outage is going to mean everyone is down 

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:35pm

1. Yes I noticed the "sponsorship" of the grosses last week.  SMDH

2.  Yes, Saturday power outage is the reason nearly every show is listed as having performed only 7x.

 

Sheesh - even with only SIX perfs Hadestown is 5th for grosses!  But then look at the average price paid for Chappelle - just one spot done with FOUR shows.

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 3:52pm

The relatively poor attendance for 'Tootsie' is still a bit surprising.  It opened less than 3 months ago, got some decent reviews, was nominated for 11 Tonys and won for lead actor.  'Pretty Woman', which opened last fall, got trounced in reviews and received 0 Tony nominations is still doing more business.  I haven't seen either and don't intend to, but 'Tootsie' is a known commodity, which is why it was musicalized, but that fact doesn't seem to have helped it one bit.

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 4:07pm

AADA81 said: "The relatively poor attendance for 'Tootsie' is still a bit surprising. It opened less than 3 months ago, got some decent reviews, was nominated for 11 Tonys and won for lead actor. 'Pretty Woman', which opened last fall, got trounced in reviews and received 0 Tony nominations is still doing more business. I haven't seen either and don't intend to, but 'Tootsie' is a known commodity, which is why it was musicalized, but that fact doesn't seem to have helped it one bit."

That is one way to think about it, but two things really effect those two shows, theatre size and PW's closing/leads leaving.The Marquis has around 400 more seats than the Nederlander, which makes it slightly easier to fill. That plus it announcing the leads leaving (and later the closing of the show) is giving people more of a push to see the show. There are probably other problems that may cause Tootsie to not stay long, but compared to Pretty Woman, those are the biggest problems I can see.

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 4:15pm

Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical.

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 4:41pm

DoTheDood said: "AADA81 said: "The relatively poor attendance for 'Tootsie' is still a bit surprising. It opened less than 3 months ago, got some decent reviews, was nominated for 11 Tonys and won for lead actor. 'Pretty Woman', which opened last fall, got trounced in reviews and received 0 Tony nominations is still doing more business. I haven't seen either and don't intend to, but 'Tootsie' is a known commodity, which is why it was musicalized, but that fact doesn't seem to have helped it one bit."

That is one way to think about it, but two things really effect those two shows, theatre size and PW's closing/leads leaving.The Marquis has around 400 more seats than theNederlander, which makes it slightly easier to fill. That plus it announcing the leads leaving (and later the closing of the show) is giving people more of a push to see the show. There are probably other problems that may cause Tootsie to not stay long, but compared to Pretty Woman, those are the biggest problems I can see.
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Good points, definitely; same with dramamama611.  I would have expected more out of 'Tootsie', but I guess people aren't all that interested.

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 4:57pm
Hard to judge these grosses considering the cancelled Saturday evening performance. Have to look at capacity and average ticket. Shows lost their (likely) highest ticket performance and highest attended performance.
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Posted: 7/15/19 at 5:35pm

Toot, toot, TOOTSIE, goodbye...

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 5:40pm

dramamama611 said: "Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical."

Catch Me if You Can was the last musical to win Best Actor without winning a Best Musical award, and that didn’t last very long....

I feel like there are two things which have really made things harder for Tootsie - the sexual harassment/assault scandals which tarnished Dustin Hoffman’s image (his attempts at claiming that working on Tootsie changed him for the better REALLY didn’t help) and the issues affecting a premise like this in the age of #TimesUp and Trans Rights...

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 5:46pm

TheSassySam said: "Grosses are now sponsored?"

I'm not seeing this. Can someone describe?

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/14/19#14
Posted: 7/15/19 at 5:48pm

It's gone now, but the original post said sponsored by The Book of Mormon lol. 

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 5:52pm

it's still there, and if I'm not mistaken, I think the grosses have been all BoM banners for a long time already. 

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Broadway-Grosses-Week-Ending-71419-20190715

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/14/19#16
Posted: 7/15/19 at 6:03pm

if it bothers you, access it this way...

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

There are so many ads on this site, I can't imagine why this would be an issue. At least it's not a page blocking one (yet).

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 7:54pm

BritCrit said: "dramamama611 said: "Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical."

Catch Me if You Can was the last musical to win Best Actor without winning a Best Musical award, and that didn’t last very long....

I feel like there are two things which have really made things harder for Tootsie - the sexual harassment/assault scandals which tarnishedDustin Hoffman’s image(his attempts at claiming that working on Tootsie changed him for the better REALLY didn’t help) and the issues affecting a premiselike this in the age of #TimesUp and Trans Rights...
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Ooh, that last point is a great one.  I never even thought of that but I think it's possibly the strongest reason for Toosie's weak showing.

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/14/19#18
Posted: 7/15/19 at 8:07pm

Jason Shatz said: "Toot, toot, TOOTSIE, goodbye..."

"Kiss me, Tootsie, and then...

Do it over again..."

Maybe in a better version?

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Posted: 7/15/19 at 8:22pm

OAADA81 said: "BritCrit said: "dramamama611 said: "Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical."

Catch Me if You Can was the last musical to win Best Actor without winning a Best Musical award, and that didn’t last very long....

I feel like there are two things which have really made things harder for Tootsie - the sexual harassment/assault scandals which tarnishedDustin Hoffman’s image(his attempts at claiming that working on Tootsie changed him for the better REALLY didn’t help) and the issues affecting a premiselike this in the age of #TimesUp and Trans Rights...
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Ooh, that last point is a great one. I never even thought of that but I think it's possibly the strongest reason for Toosie's weak showing.
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Oh bollox x

The fact is Tootsie was always one of those movies that won heaps of awards and everyone who was anyone “loved” at the time. But even though it did pretty well, the general public really didn’t like it all that much. I was shocked when they announced it. Clearly they never got the memo.

Pretty Woman was always much more beloved by the average Joe, which is why even though it is terrible more people are willing to give it a chance x

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 12:28am

BritCrit said: "dramamama611 said: "Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical."

Catch Me if You Can was the last musical to win Best Actor without winning a Best Musical award, and that didn’t last very long....

I feel like there are two things which have really made things harder for Tootsie - the sexual harassment/assault scandals which tarnishedDustin Hoffman’s image(his attempts at claiming that working on Tootsie changed him for the better REALLY didn’t help) and the issues affecting a premiselike this in the age of #TimesUp and Trans Rights...
"

I think it is more about the fact that it has a rotten score, lousy direction and choreography, and that its number on the Tony's was flat, just like it is in the show.  Surprisingly, I enjoyed the show very much when there was no singing and dancing.

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 2:43am

What's interesting about Tootsie is that it got very good reviews and a strong start. I enjoyed it well enough, despite its sitcom style, forgettable songs (save one) and weak climax. I don't think Dustin Hoffman or tweets saying the show is transphobic is what is doing it in. 

Word of mouth is killing the show, which surprises me a little because I did think it was funny. But it's a dated musical, an adaptation of a 37-year-old film that doesn't give its lead performer an actual character arc. 

Beetlejuice, meanwhile, is plugging away despite pretty mixed reviews. I don't think it will end up being a hit either, and I wonder how it will do after the summer, but it's holding up better now.

 

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 4:35am

Well we certainly got off the grosses quite quickly there but 'I' think the leading man in Tootsie is badly cast. You need a REAL comedian, and a STAR who is not so pretty up there like..???? Black or white-doesn't matter but black would be brilliant. I would want that stage ripped apart not limping along with some amusing banter interspersed with dull songs.

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bear88 said: ".But it's a dated musical, an adaptation of a 37-year-old film that doesn't give its lead performer an actual character arc.

Beetlejuice, meanwhile, is plugging away despite pretty mixed reviews. I don't think it will end up being a hit either, and I wonder how it will do after the summer, but it's holding up better now.
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Speaking as a tourist here, I don't feel attracted to see Tootsie at all. Not only does the whole "man in woman's clothes" thing feel incredibly dated, the picture of Santino Fontana alone in that frumpy dated wig puts me off. I can't even bring myself to muster an interest in the cast recording. 

Beetlejuice seems to have much more potential and looks far more interesting and funny. Given I have one slot left in my upcoming New York trip and it's very unlikely that I'll win the Moulin Rouge lottery, Beetlejuice will definitely be my second choice while Tootsie isn't even on the list. 

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 8:24am

SweetLips22 said: "Well we certainly got off the grosses quite quickly there but 'I' think the leading man in Tootsie is badly cast. You need a REAL comedian, and a STAR who is not so pretty up there like..???? Black or white-doesn't matter but black would be brilliant. I would want that stage ripped apart not limping along with some amusing banter interspersed with dull songs."

I really like Santino Fontana, and am pleased to see him headlining a major Broadway production (and winning a Tony for it!) However, whilst his ability at singing in male and female voices is certainly interesting, it’s not really worth paying Broadway prices for, and (as pointed out before) Fontana’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fanbase has little interest in the old-fashioned “laughtrack” style of comedy which inspired this production...

I agree that future productions of Tootsie should consider stunt casting a comedian, or someone whose comedy experience is more  suited to the sitcom style of this musical. The West End version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cast sitcom star Robert Lindsay and comedian Rufus Hound in the lead roles, and I can imagine the producers doing something similar when (or if) Tootsie arrives in the U.K.

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 11:24am

Impossible2 said: "OAADA81 said: "BritCrit said: "dramamama611 said: "Nominations seldom make any difference, and the only Tony that seems to make any substantial difference is Best Musical."

Catch Me if You Can was the last musical to win Best Actor without winning a Best Musical award, and that didn’t last very long....

I feel like there are two things which have really made things harder for Tootsie - the sexual harassment/assault scandals which tarnishedDustin Hoffman’s image(his attempts at claiming that working on Tootsie changed him for the better REALLY didn’t help) and the issues affecting a premiselike this in the age of #TimesUp and Trans Rights...
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Ooh, that last point is a great one. I never even thought of that but I think it's possibly the strongest reason for Toosie's weak showing.
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Oh bollox x

The factis Tootsie was always one of those movies that won heaps of awards and everyone who was anyone “loved” at the time. But even though it did pretty well,the general public really didn’t like it all that much. I was shocked when they announced it. Clearly they never got the memo.

Pretty Woman was always much more beloved by the average Joe, which is why even though it is terrible more people are willing to give it a chance x
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You must live in a parallel universe.  The movie Tootsie was a monster hit when it was released.  I think the difference between the two is that Tootsie is 40 years old, emphasizing comedy, and is a lousy musical, whereas Pretty Woman was a bigger hot and emphasized romance, with a lot of good comedy, and also was made into a lousy musical. Pretty Woman also had IMO one or two of the most loved scenes in movies, and people remember them with great fondness.  They wanted to recapture those moments.

in the final analysis, with either show, word of mouth was ultimately going to kill them, just as huge lousy shows with huge stars have failed in the past, once the advances ran out.  Word of mouth eventually takes over.

 

Updated On: 7/16/19 at 11:24 AM