Broadway Box-Office Analysis, May 11-17: Fun Home Sells Out a Second Time

News   Broadway Box-Office Analysis, May 11-17: Fun Home Sells Out a Second Time
 
Playbill's new weekly feature examines the box-office trends of the past week.

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An Act of God, the Jim Parsons comedy at Studio 54, filled 81% of its seats in its second week of previews. Box-office gross was 73%. These numbers were down, per-performance-wise, from last week, when the show played to 92% capacity and brought down 91% of the possible gross over four previews.

Something Rotten!, the satiric new musical that was nominated for several Tony Awards, enjoyed its best week on Broadway yet, drawing $950,418, a jump of about $50,000 from the previous week. That represented 92% of the potential box office. Houses were at 93% capacity.

Performing to capacity crowds were Aladdin, Fish in the Dark, Fun Home, On the Twentieth Century, The Audience, The Book of Mormon and The King and I. (Skylight, An American in Paris and The Lion King were just under capacity.)

This is the second week running that the Off-Broadway transfer Fun Home sold out its performances. The box-office collection climbed by $16,221 to $493,858, and average ticket price was $98.20. On the Twentieth Century filled all its rows despite box office slipping by $13,283 from last week. Average ticket price was $100.55 for what is proving a solid success for the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Most shows saw an increase in box office and attendance. Among the more impressive were The Lion King ($264,769), Wicked ($132,403), The Phantom of the Opera ($94,861), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($84,413), Matilda the Musical ($84,407), Les Misérables ($91,358), Kinky Boots ($88,197) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ($48,577).

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