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A Little Night Music - Broadway

Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch star in Sondheim's classic musical.

Broadway Grosses: Stars Shine Brightly For Night Music

Broadway Grosses: Stars Shine Brightly For Night Music
Bernadette Peters in 'A Little Night Music'
'A Little Night Music' re-enters the frontrunners' list for capacity.

After a week of sagging grosses, Broadway bounced back a bit, in spite of the fact that the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur fell on a Friday night. Three plays are currently in previews (Brief Encounter, Mrs. Warren's Profession and newcomer The Pitmen Painters). Over at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the Tony winning duo of Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch continue to attract audiences to A Little Night Music,as the show entered the top three for capacity. Meanwhile reigning hits like Wicked, Billy Elliot and Jersey Boys maintained their top positions.

Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending September 19:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,479,055)
2. The Lion King ($1,210,030)
3. Jersey Boys ($1,046,786)
4. Billy Elliot ($913,386)
5. Promises, Promises ($902,890)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. In the Heights ($411,620)
4. Mrs. Warren’s Profession ($219,233)*
3. Brief Encounter ($212,473)*
2. Next to Normal ($198,017)
1. The Pitmen Painters ($189,291)*

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. Wicked (99.03%)
2. Jersey Boys (97.85%)
3. A Little Night Music (89.69%)
4. Billy Elliot (88.79%)
5. Mamma Mia (86.42%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. American Idiot (64.26%)
4. Brief Encounter (62.90%)*
3. Next to Normal (57.89%)
2. West Side Story (55.35%)
1. Mary Poppins (54.81%)

*Number based on eight preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League.

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