Grosses Analysis: Tony Awards Buildup Gives Broadway Box Office a Lift

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Tony Awards Buildup Gives Broadway Box Office a Lift The coverage leading up to the 71st Annual Tony Awards helped box office tallies.
Bette Midler
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For the week ending June 11, which coincided with the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, the Bette Midler-led Hello, Dolly! brought in $2,022,026 at the box office. The critically acclaimed production—just named the season's Best Revival of a Musical Tony winner—last passed the $2 million mark in the week ending April 30.

In fact, the coverage leading up to the 71st Annual Tony Awards seemed to have a good effect on the overall Broadway box office. The cumulative gross was $34,128,420, up from $32,793,984 the previous week.

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Other productions surpassing the $2 million mark include the Lin-Manuel Miranda hit Hamilton ($2,741,983) and the long-running The Lion King ($2,096,787), with Wicked just a hair behind ($1,929,353).

Those shows that broke the $1 million mark at the box office include Aladdin, Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen, Kinky Boots, The Great Comet, School of Rock, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera, and Waitress.

Waitress set a new record for the highest-grossing eight-performance week at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with a total of $1,385,059. This breaks the previous record set the week ending April 16. As Sara Bareilles wrapped up her engagement, the musical also broke its highest-gross single-performance record June 10, taking in $194,894 at the box office.

And, with a heavy Tony ad campaign, grosses for A Doll's House, Part 2 continued to rise. The new comedy took in $533,186, up from the previous week's take of $452,694.

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