Grosses Analysis: Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away Deliver Strong Summer Box Office Returns

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away Deliver Strong Summer Box Office Returns
 
Two of this year’s original Broadway musicals continue to draw audiences, while a long-running smash hit surpassed a box office milestone.
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Mike Faist and Ben Platt Matthew Murphy

Come From Away, the uplifting new musical about the bonds forged by a group of travelers stranded on 9/11, continues to draw audiences at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The ensemble musical broke its own box office record, earning $1,307,506 for the week ending July 30—topping last week’s benchmark of $1,286,300. The production played to 103.6 percent capacity.

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Billy Harrigan Tighe in The Book of Mormon
Billy Harrigan Tighe in The Book of Mormon

Dear Evan Hansen, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Musical starring Ben Platt, had one of its strongest weeks to date, earning $1,709,346—just shy of its $1,725,297 box office record from July 9.

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Paula Vogel’s drama Indecent, which is entering the final week of its Broadway extension, enjoyed its second-most lucrative week, bringing in $533,355. The production will shutter August 6.

The Book of Mormon, a consistent grosses front runner that has played to over 100 percent capacity for the past six-and-a-half years, hit a Broadway box office milestone earlier this month—surpassing $500 million in total gross ticket sales since performances began February 24, 2011, at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

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