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Summertime...Took a little vacation! Three reviews coming soon! Amazing Grace, Hand to God and Mamma Mia!

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Jeff

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week 10: 07.30 - 08.05.12

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Broadway Box Office
Week #10 of the 2012 - 2013 Season
July 30 - August 5; 28 Productions



This week saw three shows close and two open - pretty busy for a midsummer week!  Fela! went out with a surge in attendance, climbing up 6 on the chart, and the limited engagement of Harvey closed out the week with the highest attendance of any show this week (103% capacity).  The long-running Tony-winning musical, Memphis, saw a decent uptick and finishing its run in the black.  Bring It On: The Musical opened to better than expected reviews (see what I thought HERE), but dropped on the chart due mostly to its average ticket price ($48.54),  Consider though, that this figure includes preview pricing and a mostly comped Opening Night.  The other opener, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth did surprisingly well with a huge average ticket price of $120.49.  Seems folks are willing to pay a lot to see the guy up close.  Evita continues it giant mood swings, this week down by 13.8% capacity and a whopping -$233K.  This coming week could prove interesting as Ricky Martin is taking his second scheduled vacation.  Max von Essen is getting raves from the Rialto and Evita fans alike.  The shows with imminent closings are all hovering at the bottom of the chart (can War Horse be far behind?); looks like producers know what they are doing!

To see how this chart is calculated, click the "Box Office" tab at the top of the page.
RANK
THIS
WEEK
SHOW TITLE SHOW
TYPE
THEATRE RANK
LAST
WEEK
UP/
DOWN
1 The Book of Mormon Musical Eugene O'Neill 1 Same
2 Disney's The Lion King Musical Minskoff 2 Same
3 tie Wicked Musical Gershwin 2 -1
3 tie Once Musical Bernard B. Jacobs 4 +1
5 Disney's Newsies Musical Nederlander 5 Same
6 tie Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical Foxwoods 6 Same
6 tie Rock of Ages Musical Helen Hayes 7 +1
8 Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Solo Longacre - New
9 Jersey Boys Musical August Wilson 9 Same
10 Harvey Play Revival Studio 54 10 Same
11 One Man, Two Guvnors Play Music Box 12 +1
12 Mary Poppins Musical New Amsterdam 14 +2
13 Mamma Mia! Musical  Winter Garden 11 -2
14  The Phantom of the Opera Musical Majestic 13 -1
15 Evita Musical Revival Marquis 8 -7
16 Chicago Musical Revival Ambassador 16 Same
17 tie Peter and the Starcatcher Play Brooks Atkinson 21 +4
17 tie Gore Vidal's The Best Man Play Revival Gerald Schoenfeld 18 +1
19 Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Imperial 15 -4
20 Fela! Musical Revival Vivian Beaumont 26 +6
21 Memphis Musical Shubert 23 +2
22 War Horse Play Al Hirschfeld 20 -2
23 Clybourne Park Play Walter Kerr 24 +1
24 tie The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Musical Revival Richard Rodgers 22 -2
24 tie Bring It On: The Musical Musical St. James 17-7
26 Sister Act Musical Broadway 19 -6
27 Ghost: The Musical Musical Lunt-Fontanne 25 -2
28 End of the Rainbow Play Belasco 27 -1

$2M Club: The Lion King, Wicked
$1M Club: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Book of Mormon, Once, Newsies, Evita, Mary Poppins
SRO: The Book of Mormon, Harvey, Newsies, The Lion King, Once
$100+ Avg. Ticket: The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Wicked, Once, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Evita, Rock of Ages, Newsies

Jeff
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