SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway musical based on the animated Nickelodeon series, played its final performance September 16. During its last week at the Palace Theatre, which will be closed for the next three years as part of a major real estate redevelopment project, SpongeBob brought in $1,052,897, marking the musical's second highest-grossing week since it began (and its highest of 2018).
The Tony-nominated production will embark on a North American national tour beginning fall 2019, with amateur licensing slated to become available in early 2019 as well.
Two other musicals concluded their runs the week ending September 16: the Tony-nominated revival of Carousel and the short-lived Gettin’ the Band Back Together, which earned, respectively, $753,033 and $255,805.
The highest-grossing shows of the week were the Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton ($3,201,498) and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($2,004,006). Perennial box office darling Springsteen on Broadway is on hiatus with performances scheduled to resume September 26.