Broadway Grosses w/e 2/11/2018: Ok, now that THAT’s over.

I didn’t even want to dignify last week with a post.

Remember when those weeks in January were better than anyone expected?  Well, the laws of nature and Broadway have a way of balancing out, and last week, just like the Dow pulled back, so did we.

A whole bunch of shows that usually post seven-figure grosses found themselves around 700k!  The only show bucking the trend was that little blue-plate special of a show called Waitress, which banked $1.4mm thanks to its composer, Sara Bareilles, serving up the goods to the sold-out crowd.

Otherwise, there were plenty of sad face emojis being used on Sunday when those final numbers lit up the photos of the Producers.

I guess they could take solace in the fact that everyone was down . . . literally and figuratively.  But as I heard one Producer quip to his press agent, “I don’t care that everyone was down.  Someone else’s sadness doesn’t pay my show’s bills.”

Yikes.

Luckily, we’ll come roaring back this week(end).  We’ll start slow but should finish strong with the long weekend in our sights.

Anyone else ready for spring yet?

The following are the Broadway grosses for the week ending February 11th, 2018:

Show Name GrossGross TotalAttn %Capacity AvgPdAdm
A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL $607,939.58 6,517 78.03% $93.29
ALADDIN $1,191,654.00 13,470 97.50% $88.47
ANASTASIA $740,820.20 7,740 84.65% $95.71
BEAUTIFUL $634,172.71 6,664 81.19% $95.16
CHICAGO $485,289.09 6,022 69.70% $80.59
COME FROM AWAY $1,141,413.45 8,420 100.62% $135.56
DEAR EVAN HANSEN $1,655,163.05 7,885 100.17% $209.91
FARINELLI AND THE KING $747,395.80 7,032 83.63% $106.28
HAMILTON $3,062,978.00 10,754 101.76% $284.82
HELLO, DOLLY! $889,877.20 9,517 82.27% $93.50
JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART $400,385.80 4,877 82.38% $82.10
KINKY BOOTS $589,711.05 7,146 62.73% $82.52
LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS $494,998.30 5,387 76.65% $91.89
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND $461,879.64 5,315 95.46% $86.90
SCHOOL OF ROCK $527,703.12 6,853 56.25% $77.00
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS $576,289.50 8,477 65.82% $67.98
THE BAND’S VISIT $838,506.96 7,267 87.43% $115.39
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,137,317.50 8,595 100.79% $132.32
THE LION KING $1,724,602.00 13,386 98.66% $128.84
THE PARISIAN WOMAN $397,374.50 5,707 73.02% $69.63
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $729,951.60 8,746 68.12% $83.46
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG $237,857.50 4,060 59.43% $58.59
WAITRESS $1,433,901.60 8,114 97.06% $176.72
WICKED $1,311,395.00 13,235 91.55% $99.09
TOTALS $22,018,577.15 191,186 83.12% $109.82
+/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +$2,209,201.60      
PERCENTAGE +/- THIS WEEK LAST SEASON +11.15%

*Broadway Grosses courtesy of The Broadway League.

 

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