Grosses Analysis: Bette Midler Leaves Hello, Dolly! With Far More Than a Penny in Its Pocket

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Bette Midler Leaves Hello, Dolly! With Far More Than a Penny in Its Pocket
 
The Tony winner concluded her stint in the Broadway revival January 14.
Bette Midler
Bette Midler Julieta Cervantes

Bette Midler took her final bow Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! January 14, ending her Tony-winning run that brought the Shubert Theatre and Organization a multitude of box office highs and shattered house records.

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Alistair Brammer and Eva Noblezada Matthew Murphy

Get an in-depth look at this past week's grosses here.

The musical grossed $2,436,208 (148 percent of its potential) in Midler’s final week, second only to Hamilton (leading the pack for the week ending January 14 with $3,105,160). However, Hello, Dolly! has only seven of its eight performances that week recorded in the numbers supplied by the Broadway League, as her final show Sunday evening was a special performance benefiting the Actors Fund. For most weeks with eight performances, Donna Murphy stepped into the title role Tuesday evening.

Bernadette Peters will take over beginning January 20, bringing with her Victor Garber, Charlie Stemp, and Molly Griggs, who replace David Hyde Pierce, Taylor Trensch, and Beanie Feldstein.

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Miss Saigon and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory played their final performances January 14, with both earning seven figures in the final string of shows. The former was up by about $85,000 from the week before with $1,143,669, while the latter took a slight dip to $1,234,419 (though still playing to above 90 percent capacity).

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