Broadway Grosses Analysis: Funny Girl Hits the Top 5, Leopoldstadt Is Broadway's Top-Selling New Play, and More | Playbill

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Grosses Broadway Grosses Analysis: Funny Girl Hits the Top 5, Leopoldstadt Is Broadway's Top-Selling New Play, and More

Glee star Lea Michele continues to draw crowds, with the revival enjoying the highest-grossing week of its run.

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Broadway's Funny Girl, with Glee's Lea Michele starring as Fanny Brice, continues to hit major highs at the August Wilson Theatre, with the musical revival entering the top five highest-grossing productions on Broadway this past week for the first time and enjoying the highest-grossing week of the production's entire run yet again, bringing in $1.7 million.

Last week's other top grossers included The Music Man, which broke the $3 million mark for the 23rd time during its run with $3.03 million; Hamilton with $2.04 million; MJ The Musical with $1.75 million; and The Lion King with $1.71 million. The Phantom of the Opera, now scheduled to end its historic run early next year, came in at a close sixth place with $1.62 million and the most filled seats of the week, playing to standing-room-only crowds at 101.27% of capacity at the Majestic.

Leopoldstadt grossed more than a million for the second week in a row, bringing in $1.16 million and handily becoming Broadway's top-grossing new play of the moment. In a close second is the all-star revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, bringing in $915K even as leading lady Danielle Brooks was out with COVID—the Color Purple Tony nominee is scheduled to return to the production October 25; understudy Shirine Babb filled in during Brooks' absence.

Overall, grosses fell ever so slightly even with the Gabriel Byrne-led Walking With Ghosts adding another show to the boards as of October 18. Last week's cumulative grosses came out to $28.6 million, with capacity remaining steady at 90%. Also affecting grosses this week were single performance cancellations at Almost Famous and KPOP.

Take a look at the full report here.

 
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