Post-Tonys Drowsy Chaperone Box Office Gets Wake Up Calls — Worth $700,000

News   Post-Tonys Drowsy Chaperone Box Office Gets Wake Up Calls — Worth $700,000
 
The Drowsy Chaperone may not have taken the Best Musical Tony Award June 11, but its five wins and videogenic musical number helped bring in $700,000 immediately following the broadcast.

Tony winner Beth Leavel in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Tony winner Beth Leavel in The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo by Joan Marcus

Following the Sunday Tony telecast on CBS (and as of 3 PM June 12), Drowsy prompted more than four times the usual Monday take, a spokesman said.

Variety reported that the musical comedy at the Marquis Theater now has an advance of $10 million.

The Drowsy Chaperone won 2006 Tonys in the categories of Best Score (Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison), Best Book (Don McKellar and Bob Martin), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Beth Leavel), Best Costumes (Gregg Barnes) and Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Gallo).

At the Tony Awards, the company performed "Show Off," a flashy comic number featuring Tony nominee Sutton Foster.

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