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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week 2: 06.04 - 06.10.12

Broadway Box Office
Week #2 of the 2012 - 2013 Season
June 3 - 10; 35 Productions


The week leading up to the Tonys was very good to a few eventual winners: showing growth, were Newsies, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and Venus in Fur posted modest gainsbut the biggest winners were Other Desert Cities and Peter and the Starcatcher which went up 9 slots each.  But the Tony-less shows did even better on average - Gore Vidal's The Best Man (up 2), Jesus Christ Superstar (up 3), and the snubbed powerhouse Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (up 3) continued to give its proverbial finger to the Broadway establishment, posting the biggest box office gain of the week (+$246,695).  It's a shame Venus in Fur and its Tony-winning star Nina Arianda have only a week more to be the "Hot Ticket" again - it was up a whopping 17.8%  in attendance this second week of the new season.  Not all of the news is good, either.  Godspell continues to bleed patrons, dropping 5.7%, which is significant in the small house Circle-in-the-Square, which explains yesterday's closing announcement.  The Lyons also struggles, but is now selling tickets until September 2, so maybe there is a light ahead in this very funny tunnel.  The new season's lone new show, Harvey continues to do well, attendance-wise, though its take at the box office dipped a bit.

Week 3 of the new season will end with the closing of Venus in Fur, Don't Dress for Dinner and Other Desert Cities.  It will be interesting to see - in the coming weeks - how much the Tonys  will effect the box office, especially considering that only one acting award went to a star people outside the theatre community will know (the very deserving Judith Light, whose show closes Sunday.  Will Clybourne Park draw bigger audiences?  Will Tony-winners Judy Kaye and Michael McGrath be enough to keep Nice Work If You Can Get It going through the summer?  Will anyone be able to get a ticket to Once?  Or will Spider-Man keep drawing the masses into its enormous web?  I can't wait to find out!




RANK
THIS
WEEK
SHOW TITLESHOW
TYPE
THEATRERANK
LAST
WEEK
UP/
DOWN
1The Book of MormonMusicalEugene O'Neill1Same
2 tieDisney's The Lion KingMusicalMinskoff3+1
2 tieWickedMusicalGershwin4+2
4Disney's Newsies: The MusicalMusicalNederlander5+1
5EvitaMusical RevivalMarquis7+2
6OnceMusicalBernard B. Jacobs6Same
7Spider-Man: Turn Off the DarkMusicalFoxwoods10+3
8Jersey BoysMusicalAugust Wilson8Same
9Rock of AgesMusicalHelen Hayes9Same
10Gore Vidal's The Best ManPlay RevivalGerald Schoenfeld12+2
11Nice Work If You Can Get ItMusicalImperial11Same
12One Man, Two GuvnorsPlayMusic Box16+4
13Peter and the StarcatcherPlayBrooks Atkinson22+9
14War HorsePlayVivian Beaumont15+1
15HarveyPlay RevivalStudio 5413-2
16 tieThe Phantom of the OperaMusicalMajestic13-3
16 tieMamma MiaMusicalWinter Garden16Same
18 tieChicagoMusical RevivalAmbassador18Same
18 tieVenus in FurPlayLyceum23+5
20Disney's Mary PoppinsMusicalNew Amsterdam19-1
21Other Desert CitiesPlayBooth30+9
22Clybourne ParkPlayWalter Kerr20-2
23 tieThe Gershwins' Porgy and BessMusical RevivalRichard Rodgers24+1
23 tieAnything GoesMusical
Revival
Stephen Sondheim24+1
25The ColumnistPlaySamuel J. Friedman21-4
26 tieGhost: The MusicalMusicalLunt-Fontanne26Same
26 tieMemphisMusicalShubert28+2
28 tieEnd of the RainbowPlayBelasco27-1
28 tieJesus Christ SuperstarMusical
Revival
Neil Simon31+3
30Sister ActMusicalBroadway29-1
31Priscilla Queen of the DesertMusicalPalace31+1
32Don't Dress for DinnerPlayAmerican Airlines32Same
33 tieA Streetcar Named DesirePlay Broadhurst33Same
33 tieThe LyonsPlayCort36+2
35Godspell
Musical
Reviva
Circle-in-the-Square35-1

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman closed June 2, 2012

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Jeff
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