Broadway Grosses Analysis: The music man Back on top after a break
Meredith Willson’s revival, starring Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, continues its box office dominance.
off broadway The music man and all 76 of its trombones returned from a hiatus at the Winter Garden and also returned to their top spot at the box office, earning $2.7 million, nearly $700,000 more than the second Hamilton—for the week ending August 28. (These numbers do not include the Entertainment Community Fund’s special performance of the musical, the proceeds of which benefited the service organization.)
The week’s total receipts for the 21 shows currently running on Broadway were $23,513,592, predictably benefiting from a boost from The music manis back. The top five earners of the week continue to be the usual suspects, with hamilton and The Lion King take second and third place ahead of MJ the musical and In the woods.
Ridership fell slightly overall to 85.6% of capacity, from 89% the previous week. Better earnings The music man, hamiltonand The Lion King each failed to sell out all of their performances, with high ticket prices ($597, $449, and $199, respectively) and large-capacity theaters allowing them to sit at the top of the list regardless.
off broadway Dear Evan Hansen, which is expected to close on September 18, continues to enjoy a late high. Newly Featured stranger things‘ Gaten Matarazzo, the production grossed over a million this week and played in houses with standing room.
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