Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Continues to Climb; Daisy Pulls Out of Town
Audiences canít get enough of The Book of Mormon. The musical continued to play to standing-room-only crowds at a 102% capacity and saw its grosses jump nearly $100,000 to over $966,000. The starry revival of The House of Blue Leaves also began previews this week, getting off to a healthy start at 95% capacity. The Normal Heart is now the only remaining show of the spring season that has yet to begin previews. Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong rejoined the cast of American Idiot, helping boost the showís ticket sales by nearly $300,000. Meanwhile Broadway said goodbye to Driving Miss Daisy as the revival played to 83% capacity during its final week.
Hereís a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending April 11:
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,646,991)
2. The Lion King ($1,560,631)
3. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,285,912)*
4. Jersey Boys ($1,009,006)
5. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ($972,538)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Jerusalem ($256,599)*
4. Lombardi ($236,010)
3. The People in the Picture ($157,397)*
2. Born Yesterday ($156,152)*
1. High ($99,292)*
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.44%)
2. Anything Goes (101.1%)
3. War Horse (100%)*
4. The Lion King (99.97%)
5. Wicked (98.88%)
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Lombardi (56.87%)
4. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (52.90%)
3. Arcadia (50.87%)
2. High (50.66%)*
1. La Cage Aux Folles (48.23%)
*Number based on eight preview performances.
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