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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Broadway Box Office: Week 12: 08.13 - 08.19.12

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Broadway Box Office
Week #12 of the 2012 - 2013 Season
August 13 - 19; 24 Productions


The two shows that closed this week had two different endings: the Judy Garland bio-play, End of the Rainbow finished where it started - at the bottom of the pile; Ghost: The Musical showed a decent, but not overwhelming bump at the BO and in attendance.  The big dropper of the week was Mary Poppins, showing its usual long-run merry-go-round summer box office, while the biggest gainer, up 10 on the chart, was Evita, which came with the return of Ricky Martin to the Marquis Theatre.  Porgy and Bess was up slightly, as was The Best Man, but they, like other shows getting ready to close, are showing a slow run down at the BO.  This coming week will have the departure of Sister Act on August 26, September 2 will have the closing of One Man, Two Guvnors and Tony-winner Clybourne Park, and September 9 is the closing date of The Best Man.  On the upside, a new musical, Chaplin, begins previews tomorrow.  Meanwhile, The Book of Mormon set a 39th house record at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, with an average ticket price over $188 per.

To see how this chart is calculated, click the "Box Office" tab at the top of the page.


RANK
THIS
WEEK
SHOW TITLE SHOW
TYPE
THEATRE RANK
LAST
WEEK
UP/
DOWN
1 The Book of Mormon Musical Eugene O'Neill 1 Same
2 Disney's The Lion King Musical Minskoff 2 Same
3 tie Wicked Musical Gershwin 3 Same
3 tie Once Musical Bernard B. Jacobs 4 +1
3 tie Disney's Newsies Musical Nederlander 5 +2
6 Rock of Ages Musical Helen Hayes 6 Same
7 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Musical Foxwoods 7 Same
8 Jersey Boys Musical August Wilson 8 Same
9 One Man, Two Guvnors Play Music Box 9 Same
10 Evita Musical Revival Marquis20+10
11 The Phantom of the Opera Musical  Majestic 15 +4
12 Mamma Mia! Musical  Winter Garden 14 +2
13 Chicago Musical Revival Ambassador 11 -4
14 War Horse Play Vivian Beaumont 16 +2
15 Nice Work If You Can Get It Musical Imperial 12 -3
16  Mary Poppins Musical New Amsterdam 10 -6
17 Gore Vidal's The Best Man Play Revival Gerald Schoenfeld 19 +2
18 Sister Act  Musical Broadway 16 -2
19 Ghost: The Musical Musical Lunt-Fontanne 23 +4
20 The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Musical Revival Richard Rodgers 22 +2
21 tie Clybourne Park Play Walter Kerr 20 -1
21 tie Peter and the Starcatcher Play Brooks Atkinson 18 -3
23 Bring It On: The Musical Musical St. James 24 +1
24 End of the Rainbow Play Belasco 25+1


Jeff
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