B’way Grosses: Audiences Are Dancing & Jiving to Mamma Mia!

first_imgAudiences are once again thanking Mamma Mia! for the music as the long-running tuner’s closing date of September 12 approaches. For the sixth week running the show played at above 100% capacity, making the Broadhurst Theatre the fourth most packed house on Broadway. No surprises in frontrunners by terms of gross, with perennial box office favorites The Lion King, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon, along with newcomer Hamilton in the top five. On the other end of the spectrum, Hand to God and Amazing Grace remain the lowest grossing shows on the Great White Way. They will need to improve their numbers soon as demand on theaters intensifies for circling shows as the 2015-16 season gets underway.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 23:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,986,190)2. Wicked ($1,751,974)3. Aladdin ($1,720,395)4. Hamilton ($1,456,753)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,443,333)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder ($511,816)4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($409,679)*3. On the Town ($395,379)2. Amazing Grace ($308,474)1. Hand to God ($255,020)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.43%)2. Hamilton (101.32%)3. Fun Home (101.00%)4. Mamma Mia! (100.32%)5. The Lion King (100.06%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (75.17%)*4. Jersey Boys (65.35%)3. Hand to God (57.76%)2. Amazing Grace (54.45%)1. On the Town (52.17%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img

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