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Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24

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#1Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:22pm

Click below to access all the Broadway grosses from all the shows for the week ending 5/5/2024 in BroadwayWorld's grosses section.

Also, you will find information on each show's historical grosses, cumulative grosses and other statistics on how each show stacked up this week and in the past.

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Up for the week by attendance (% of capacity) was: LEMPICKA (12%), MARY JANE (3.1%), SUFFS (2.9%), THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL (2.1%), STEREOPHONIC (1.7%), SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (1%), AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (0.6%), THE OUTSIDERS (0.6%), APPROPRIATE (0.5%), HELL'S KITCHEN (0.2%), ILLINOISE (0.1%),

Down for the week by attendance (% of capacity) was: PATRIOTS (-25.5%), A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL (-14.2%), THE GREAT GATSBY (-14.2%), & JULIET (-12.3%), BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL (-12%), WICKED (-10.5%), THE WHO'S TOMMY (-8.7%), THE NOTEBOOK (-8.7%), UNCLE VANYA (-6.3%), HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (-5.8%), HADESTOWN (-5.3%), MJ THE MUSICAL (-4.5%), THE BOOK OF MORMON (-3.7%), THE WIZ (-3.6%), MOTHER PLAY (-3.5%), HAMILTON (-3.4%), SIX (-2.4%), ALADDIN (-2%), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (-1.8%), CHICAGO (-1.6%), THE LION KING (-0.7%), MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL (-0.3%), CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB (-0.1%),

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#2Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:27pm

Not really too much of a bump for the nominated shows. And pretty much a down week overall.


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Updated On: 5/7/24 at 01:27 PM

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#3Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:27pm

Pretty bad week for all.

This is ordinarily a week where we would have seen a bump for presumed Tony frontrunners like HK or Outsiders or Illinoise, not a 5-figure drop.

Wonder if ATG is regretting exercising their option to move APPROPRIATE. It has never reached the highs of the 2nd Stage run (despite more seats to fill).

Updated On: 5/7/24 at 01:27 PM

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#4Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:28pm

Great finish for Sweeney in an otherwise dull week for the Broadway box office. 


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pablitonizer
#5Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:33pm

BTTF numbers are abysmal this week, ouch! I wonder if The Notebook will close by labor day.

 

When is Heart of Rock n roll announcing their closing date?

barcelona20
#6Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:34pm

I really don't understand Cabaret.  Eddie Redmayne is that much of a draw despite the mostly negative reviews?

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#7Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:39pm

barcelona20 said: "I really don't understand Cabaret. Eddie Redmayne is that much of a draw despite the mostlynegative reviews?"

Keep in mind the bump is largely due to a 7-show week the week before (because they had to cancel a show). This is Cab's first 8-show week. Yes, he's a draw for now (him + the title and concept) but we don't know how long that staying power will last. A lot of musical revivals have started strong and then fizzled out.

Vanya also had 7 shows the week before.

chrishuyen
#8Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:41pm

Cabaret marks another time where critics seemed to diverge from word of mouth, and it had a lot of momentum from the London production and still managed to rack up a good number of Tony nominations.  Also, most people probably bought their tickets months ago and I doubt that a few critics would stop them from going (especially since word of mouth is still fairly strong and there seems to be a sort of anti-critic movement on social media, which I suppose is working better for a show like this than it is for Lempicka)

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#9Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 1:41pm

Did something happen at Wicked? Just baffled by the $340k drop compared to the week before whereas Lion King remained the same. In recent weeks it's been Lion King & Wicked in the top 2 spots.

 

MerchMan
#10Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 2:04pm

Time to pull the plug on Heart of RnR, do not resuscitate!!!

ElephantLoveMedley
#11Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 2:06pm

barcelona20 said: "I really don't understand Cabaret. Eddie Redmayne is that much of a draw despite the mostlynegative reviews?"

Word of mouth is not the same as critical acclaim (or lack thereof). The vast majority of people I know personally who have seen the production come out of it recommending it to others.

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#12Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 2:34pm

Heart of Rock and Roll producers are likely going to push the thing through the end of May most likely, in order to run during the spring road conference. They need those presenters to see the show as that is their actual goal for the musical. I predict it will run through 5/26.

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#13Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 2:52pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Wonder if ATG is regretting exercising their option to move APPROPRIATE. It has never reached the highs of the 2nd Stage run(despite more seats to fill)."

I’m actually a little surprised that Mother Play isn’t smashing the records that Appropriate set at 2ST earlier in the season given the casting. 

Heart of Rock & Roll is just going to keep plugging along - but I think they will close probably well before 6/16. 

The numbers for Lempicka are worse than Bad Cinderella last year. Sad that the closing notice has only fueled the audience looking for comps and not actually ticket buyers

 


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#14Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 2:59pm

quizking101 said: "ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Wonder if ATG is regretting exercising their option to move APPROPRIATE. It has never reached the highs of the 2nd Stage run(despite more seats to fill)."

I’m actually a little surprised that Mother Play isn’t smashing the records that Appropriate set at 2ST earlier in the season given the casting.

Heart of Rock & Roll is just going to keep plugging along - but I think they will close probably well before 6/16.

The numbers for Lempicka are worse thanBad Cinderella last year. Sad that the closing notice has only fueled the audience looking for comps and not actually ticket buyers


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Appropriate is a far better play and the reviews reflected as much. Mother Play to me wasn't that great of a play and I don't think the reviews were the type to set the box office a blaze.


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#15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:33pm

ElephantLoveMedley said: "barcelona20 said: "I really don't understand Cabaret. Eddie Redmayne is that much of a draw despite the mostlynegative reviews?"

Word of mouth is not the same as critical acclaim (or lack thereof). The vast majority of people I know personally who have seen the production come out of it recommending it to others.
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I don’t know who your people are .  But everyone I have talked to has been very mixed about it.  I was as well.  But still worth seeing.  This will be a tkts regular by October.

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#16Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:37pm

The ticket prices for Cabaret are so extreme, word of mouth has to be a lot stronger than 'recommending' it for it to be an incentive for most people to purchase.


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MadsonMelo
#17Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:45pm

Would love to know the weekly costs of Outsiders, Suffs and Hell's Kitchen.

Alicia is really pulling 1.2M and it's not even summer, good for her!

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#18Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:45pm

ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Pretty bad week for all.

This is ordinarily a week where we would have seen a bump for presumed Tony frontrunnerslike HK or Outsiders or Illinoise, not a 5-figure drop.

Wonder if ATG is regretting exercising their option to move APPROPRIATE. It has never reached the highs of the 2nd Stage run(despite more seats to fill).
"

I'm sure Appropriate is still making money and it's filling out the theater pretty damn well.

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#19Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:47pm

Am I alone in thinking that Book of Mormon is finally starting to run out of steam? Nothing detrimental in the least and definitely not enough to close tomorrow but could there be a chance that its time may be sooner rather than later?

How far in advance would producers announce a closing for a long-runner like Mormon?

MezzoDiva47
#20Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 3:52pm

AKarp2013 said: "Am I alone in thinking thatBook of Mormonis finally starting to run out of steam? Nothing detrimental in the least and definitely not enough to close tomorrowbut could there be a chance that its time may be sooner rather than later?

How far in advance would producers announce a closing for a long-runner likeMormon?
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usually months

 

yyys
#21Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 4:09pm

RE: Book of Mormon

Yeah but 800K is still great and 90% capacity - they also started offering digital rush recently too.

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#22Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 4:15pm

AKarp2013 said: "Am I alone in thinking thatBook of Mormonis finally starting to run out of steam? Nothing detrimental in the least and definitely not enough to close tomorrowbut could there be a chance that its time may be sooner rather than later?

How far in advance would producers announce a closing for a long-runner likeMormon?
"

I do think BOM will be the next very long-runner to close but I would guess another year or so at least.

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#23Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 4:21pm

Mr. Wormwood said: "I do think BOM will be the next very long-runner to close but I would guess another year or so at least."

Sounds right.  Again, I don't believe for a second it's on death's door step and I'm sure it'll be back above $1 million in no time but it's definitely not the juggernaut it once had been.

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#24Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 4:36pm

The notebook and Back to the future will both likely close by Labor Day. The Outsiders, Suffs, and Elephants will likely close up next January. Hells Kitchen I can see having a healthy 600 performances run. Other long-term shows that I think will close in January, & Juliet and Harry Potter. Possibly, Moulin Rouge if they run out of people to stunt cast the show with.

I don’t see Book of Mormon closing. it’s cheap to run and easy for tourists. It’s the new Chicago minus the stunt casting.


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#25Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/5/24
Posted: 5/7/24 at 4:43pm

So everything’s closing. Got it. 


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