Broadway Grosses: A Delicate Balance Breaks House Record In First Week

first_img FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.65%) 2. It’s Only a Play (101.53%) 3. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.77%) 4. A Delicate Balance (100.00%)* 5. The Lion King (99.24%) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. This Is Our Youth ($367,824) 4. Rock of Ages ($364,112) 3. Disgraced ($362,147)** 2. Love Letters ($313,629) 1. The Country House ($250,259) View Comments FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,851,135) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,610,255) 3. Wicked ($1,489,079) 4. Aladdin ($1,383,638) 5. It’s Only a Play ($1,376,686) *Number based on eight preview performances **Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Les Miserables (66.54%) 4. Once (60.80%) 3. This Is Our Youth (58.86%) 2. Cinderella (51.01%) 1. Love Letters (46.16%) In its first week of previews, the Glenn Close and John Lithgow-led A Delicate Balance broke the box office record at the Golden Theatre. The revival grossed $884,596 (102.25% gross potential) in eight performances and hit full capacity. The record was previously held by Driving Miss Daisy, which took in $732,896 for the week ending December 12, 2010. The Pam MacKinnon-helmed production opens officially on November 20. Meanwhile, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical continued to pack the Stephen Sondheim Theatre by exceeding capacity for the seventh consecutive week. And while it’s not yet at 100%, The Last Ship, which celebrated its opening night on October 26, saw a considerable bump in attendance, up 13.3% to 88.05% capacity—will good notices and word of mouth continue to bring rising tides to the Sting tuner? Source: The Broadway League Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 26:last_img

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