Broadway pulled in a total of $26,762,454 this week, down slightly from last week’s $28,880,196. Overall houses were 81.91 percent full, with an average paid admission of $105.81.
Written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen took in $804,291.20 for a seven-show week, with houses 98 percent full. Theatregoers paid on average $119.05 a ticket to see the pop-driven musical about an awkward high school outsider seeking connection at any cost.
Hamilton continued to dominate headlines and the box office. A visit from Vice President-Elect Mike Pence made headlines, with Trump-Pence supporters calling for a boycott of the musical after cast members addressed Pence in a curtain speech. The musical raked in $2,454,656.00, and released another block of tickets through November 2017.
A week after opening to raves, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 had a $149,813 dip at the box office, however industry press seats throughout the week and a fully-comped opening night resulted in the overall take of $888,329.40, which is still a respectable business.
The Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple (which ends its run January 8, 2017), stumbled at the box office, taking in only $396,146.53—its lowest week to date.
In Transit, with a full eight-show schedule under its belt, made modest ground, earning $238,221.85 at Circle in the Square.