As the spring season lights up more and more theatre district marquees, a handful of new arrivals are off to strong starts. Four plays began performances in the week ending March 17, with each of them playing to over 95 percent capacity.
The revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, boasting a cast including Adam Driver and Kerri Russell, reached 100 percent capacity, grossing 111.41 percent of its potential with $279,669 in two performances.
Meanwhile, three new plays were just a few points shy of reaching Standing Room Only: the John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf-led Hillary and Clinton, Nathan Lane’s return to Broadway in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, and Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me.
As some plays arrive, others, such as the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of True West, depart. That production, starring Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke, had its best week ever before ending its limited run March 17, grossing $638,811.