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Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Musical Once Plays to Full Houses

Broadway Grosses: Tony-Winning Musical Once Plays to Full Houses
Cristin Milioti & Steve Kazee in 'Once'
'Once' packs in crowds at the Jacobs Theatre.

Many shows saw a bump in ticket sales during the week leading up to the Tony Awards. Wicked reigned at the top with receipts just shy of $2 million. Audiences were eager to catch many of this year's nominated shows as the eventual Best Musical winner Once and Newsies both played to full houses. Best Play contenders Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur both saw bumps of over $100,000 from the previous week. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending June 10:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,990,184)
2. The Lion King ($1,847,364)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,615,213)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,489,655)
5. Evita ($1,387,065)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Other Desert Cities ($303,425)
4. The Columnist ($267,428)
3. The Lyons ($239,983)
2. Don’t Dress For Dinner ($193,207)
1. Godspell ($156,437)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Newsies (100.94%)
3. The Lion King (100.04%)
4. Once (99.44%)
5. Wicked (98.72%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Jesus Christ Superstar (55.57%)
4. A Streetcar Named Desire (50.94%)
3. Priscilla Queen of the Desert (47.96%)
2 The Lyons (46.86%)
1. Godspell (45.78%)

Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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