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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week 5: 06.25 - 07.01.12


PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS WEEK'S SEMI-FINAL ROUND OF "HOT/HOTTER" AND THIS MONTH'S THEATRE POLL - 
BOTH TO YOUR LEFT!
Broadway Box Office
Week #5 of the 2012 - 2013 Season
June 25 - July 1; 30 Productions


The summer slow down continues, with the departure of two more shows, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lyons as of the 1st of July.  The Lyons left with a whimper, not a roar, finishing its run 30th out of 30 shows, which is really too bad.  It was a funny, thought-provoking play with dynamic performances.  Superstar fared somewhat better, posting both the biggest gain in attendance for the week (up 23.4%) and at the BO (up $172,256), which is relatively significant in that most shows remained pretty flat, fluctuating only a few dollars and percents.  The good news is that both The Book of Mormon and Once posted new records at the BO, particularly good news for the latter, as it seems a pretty safe bet to call the show "a hit," not just a Tony-winner.  Seems the world can handle a small, quiet,artistic and emotional show after all.  Porgy and Bess is really struggling without Audra McDonald, and is the lowest performing musical on Broadway.  With her return this week, we shall see if there is any significant bump on the charts.  But the biggest loser of the week in both categories was Nice Work If You Can Get It, the Gershwin snoozer, down 14.5% and down $193,762.  Nice work, indeed... Happy 4th!

RANK
THIS
WEEK
SHOW TITLESHOW
TYPE
THEATRERANK
LAST
WEEK
UP/
DOWN
1The Book of MormonMusicalEugene O'Neill1Same
2Disney's The Lion KingMusicalMinskoff2Same
3Disney's Newsies: The Musical MusicalNederlander5+2
4 tieOnce MusicalBernard B. Jacobs 3-1
4 tieWickedMusicalGershwin3-1
6Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical Foxwoods7+1
7Rock of AgesMusicalHelen Hayes6-1
8Peter and the StarcatcherPlayBrooks Atkinson9+1
9Jersey BoysMusicalAugust Wilson8-1
10EvitaMusical RevivalMarquis11+1
11HarveyPlay RevivalStudio 54 14+3
12 tieOne Man, Two GuvnorsPlayMusic Box12Same
12 tieGore Vidal's The Best ManPlay RevivalGerald Schoenfeld13+1
14 Disney's Mary PoppinsMusicalNew Amsterdam16+2
15 tieThe Phantom of the OperaMusical Majestic15Same
15 tieChicagoMusical RevivalAmbassador17+1
17Mamma MiaMusicalWinter Garden19+2
18Nice Work If You Can Get ItMusicalImperial11-7
19Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical
Revival
Neil Simon28+9
20Anything Goes
Musical
Revival
Stephen Sondheim21+1
21War HorsePlayVivian Beaumont18-3
22Sister ActMusicalBroadway26+4
23Clybourne ParkPlayWalter Kerr22-1
24 tieGhost: The MusicalMusical

Lunt-Fontanne23-1
24 tieThe Gershwins' Porgy and BessMusical RevivalRichard Rodgers24Same
24 tieThe ColumnistPlaySamuel J. Friedman29+5
27 MemphisMusicalShubert27Same
28A Streetcar Named DesirePlay

Broadhurst31+3
29End of the RainbowPlayBelasco29+1
30The LyonsPlayCort32+2

SRO: The Book of Mormon, Newsies, Harvey, Once, The Lion King
$100+ Tickets: The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Wicked, Once, Evita, spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages, Newsies, The Best Man, Nice Work If You Can Get It, One Man, Two Guvnors
$2M Club: Wicked
$1M Club: The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Evita, Newsies, Once

Jeff
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