The revival of On the Town closed Sept. 6. Last week, the musical displayed a big bounce of a half a million at the box office, owing to the arrival of prima ballerina Misty Copeland to its cast. The show sustained that performance in its final week. The box-office take was $955,351, up $40,917 from the previous week. That made for 79% capacity houses and 53% of the possible gross.
Hamilton remains a honey of a breadwinner at the Rodgers Theatre. Running before capacity crowds, it took in 127% of its possible box-office (a number no other show began to approach), and commanded an average ticket price of $158.52 (second only to The Book of Mormon, which had a $172.57 average ticket price).
Hamilton also had the second highest leap at the box office last week, jumping $148,142 to $1,697,070. The top prize went to Kinky Boots, which soared $175,260, while the deepest drop went to The Lion King, which slid $93,758. Even with that, however, The Lion King took in more money than any other show last week: $1,741,459.
Among the long-runners on the boards, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder played to 84% capacity, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ran to just below 100%, Jersey Boys saw 65% of its seats full, Les Misérables stood at 82% capacity, Mamma Mia! was at 96%, Matilda the Musical at 81%, The Phantom of the Opera at 72%, Wicked at 89%, Chicago at 78% and The Lion King enjoyed full capacity.