Soul Doctor, the biographical musical about the adventures of the "Singing Rabbi" Shlomo Carlebach, opened this past week to tepid reviews. The take for the week was 28% of the potential, while audiences sat at 88% capacity. Given the notices, those figures are unlikely to change.
As with last week, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark lost a performance and the revenue with it. The problem this time wasn't technical difficulties, but the injury of one of the performers, that stopped the show. The seven remaining performances added up to 64% of the potential take.
Wicked returned to eight shows a week, after doing nine last week. This accounted for a $182,000 drop of collected monies. For the seven-day period, it played to 96% capacity.
Bringing up the rear, box-office-wise, was the Beatles faux concert Let It Be, which collected only $317,000 — 24% of its possible intake. Not surprisingly, the show announced that it would end its run early, on Sept. 1.