Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1

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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#1
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:15am
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1 Click below to access all the grosses from all the shows for the week ending 6/1/2008 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.

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

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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#2
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:30am
Chorus Line 49%.... Cry-Baby 55%.... Gypsey 60%... Legally Blonde 58%... Passing Strange 50%....

Yet the un-nominated A Catered Affair continues its relatively strong showing. Go figure.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#2
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:34am
I know this has been brought up before - what the heck will happen if Legally Blonde closes before the reality show is over? Are they forced to stay open now? Obviously they cannot go on the tour because of Becky Gulsvig.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#3
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:35am
Eesh, A Chorus Line.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#4
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:38am
What the hell happened?

A little surprised that "Xanadu" fell so far, cause Thursday night at least had a pretty full orchestra and a fuller mezzanine than on previous visits.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#5
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:43am
Those numbers hurt my eyes
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#6
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:48am
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#7
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:49am
Memorial Day weekend happened. there weren't that many people (comparatively) in the City last weekend. although I still couldn't get rush seats for August or cheap mezz seats for In the Heights, so go figure.
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Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:54am
Memorial Day and I suspect graduations and end of school year stuff.
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Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:59am
"Hello crappy economy!"

I hear ya, it's been HELL trying to find a summer job.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#10
Posted: 6/3/08 at 11:59am
Looking at those numbers it's no surprise Spamalot is looking to more stunt casting to bring back the numbers they had when Clay was in the show.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#11
Posted: 6/3/08 at 1:30pm
Chorus Line's numbers have been down in the dumps for awhile. Even Mario's big biceps didn't seem to help much.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#12
Posted: 6/3/08 at 1:37pm
Could it be all the comps handed out to Tony voters? that would put people (or at least voters) in the seats but not help the grosses any.

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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#13
Posted: 6/3/08 at 2:31pm
It's summer - where are the tourists when we need them?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#14
Posted: 6/3/08 at 3:24pm
Well, I'm goin' up this weekend, that should add like...$50 to two shows! Those are pretty awful grosses. Even In The Heights dropped like 14%, I thought all the Tony noms would help it out for quite a while, then it would just explode for like a month after the Tonys...

A Catered Affair just keeps pulling people in despite everything, that's wonderful.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#15
Posted: 6/3/08 at 3:52pm
Even though fewer people than ever were supposedly going out of town over the Memorial Day weekend, I just don't think that transferred into them going to the theatre.

It's just one of those transition weeks. I haven't seen anything in the past week either because there just wasn't any time.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#16
Posted: 6/3/08 at 4:00pm
Ouch!! Everyone dropped except the usually big sellers, Jersey Boys, The Lion King & Wicked.

Here's hoping A Chorus Line's numbers pick-up during the summer. %49 capacity/$271K is sad.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#17
Posted: 6/3/08 at 4:06pm
Nothing went up. Ouch.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#18
Posted: 6/3/08 at 4:07pm
I think some of you need to look at the historical grosses before you get so upset.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#19
Posted: 6/3/08 at 4:10pm
That's why I'm not worried about ACL closing soon. They still have a huge profit from it's first 1 1/2 years, plus the national tour is selling well(from what i've heard). I still think they do decent numbers over the summer 80%/450K.
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#20
Posted: 6/3/08 at 4:12pm
I want to know why people think Stephen Collins and Drew Lachey are examples stunt casting?

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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#21
Posted: 6/3/08 at 5:27pm
It's summer - where are the tourists when we need them?

Schools don't let out until the end of June.
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Posted: 6/3/08 at 5:40pm
Jersey Boys sold more then 100% of their seats. What?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#23
Posted: 6/3/08 at 5:49pm
Skb- standing room. It's quite common, actually.

And Cry-Baby still has an average ticket price in the $30 range.
How does that happen?
Are they still heavily papering?
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re: Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 6/1#24
Posted: 6/3/08 at 5:55pm
Ahh. I had no idea they did that.
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