Grosses Analysis: Hello, Dolly! Hurdles $2 Million as Bette Midler Returns to Harmonia Gardens

Grosses   Grosses Analysis: Hello, Dolly! Hurdles $2 Million as Bette Midler Returns to Harmonia Gardens
 
The Tony winner returned to the revival July 17.
Bette Midler
Bette Midler Noam Galai/Getty Images for Hello, Dolly!

Bette Midler is back where she belongs—crossing a passerelle in an oversized red headdress. The star returned to Broadway’s Hello, Dolly! July 17, kicking off a six-week encore engagement of her Tony-winning performance at the Shubert Theatre.

As was the case during Midler’s original run, the production celebrated a gross of over $2 million; the revival took in $2,062,015—107.85 percent of its potential—in the week ending July 22 (with Midler playing seven performances and Donna Murphy taking center stage for the Sunday matinee).

Click here for an in-depth look at this week's grosses.

Meanwhile, the newest show on the block—Pretty Woman—had a strong start at the Nederlander Theatre. The new musical grossed $328,854 in its first two preview performances, reaching a potential of 96.3 percent and playing to full capacity.

<i>Pretty Woman</i> at the Nederlander Theatre
Pretty Woman at the Nederlander Theatre Marc J. Franklin
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