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Broadway Grosses: Lewis Black Packs Them In for Running on Empty

Broadway Grosses: Lewis Black Packs Them In for Running on Empty
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Lewis Black's new solo show plays to full capacity.

Try ranting about this one, Lewis Black! The sharp-tongued comedian can't complain this week, as his one-man show Running on Empty played to full capacity during its limited eight-performance run. Also among this week's relative box office newbies: the divine new musical Scandalous, which began previews on October 13, as well as newly opened revivals of Cyrano de Bergerac and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. So how did they fare during their big opening week?

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending October 14:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,769,949)
2. Wicked ($1,691,769) 
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,659,600)
4. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,306,682)
5. Evita ($1,185,495) 

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Bring It On ($365,689)
4. An Enemy of the People ($230,281)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  ($215,495)*
2. Cyrano de Bergerac ($210,342)**
1. Scandalous ($66,341)***

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Once (100.41%)
3. Running on Empty (100.04%)
4. Wicked (99.97%)
5. Newsies (99.54%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Mary Poppins (78.76%)
4. An Enemy of the People (77.58%)
3. Annie (74.58)****
2. Peter and the Starcatcher (68.27%)
1. Bring It On (56.28%) 

*Number based on five preview and two regular performances.
**Number based on three preview and five regular performances.
***Number based on one preview performance.
****Number based on seven preview performances.
Data Provided by the Broadway League.

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