Wicked returned to the top spot this week as many theatergoers had a long weekend for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Broadway bid farewell to Al Pacino as the hit revival of Glengarry Glen Ross played its final performance, taking in over $1 million in its last week. Peter and the Starcatcher also flew out of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Luckily for Starcatcher fans, the Tony-nominated play will be back this spring at its new home at off-Broadway's New World Stages. Two shows may have closed, but Broadway welcomed back a familiar face as music icon Barry Manilow began his latest concert engagement, Manilow on Broadway. The show earned a very healthy $447,956 for just two performances!
Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending January 20.
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,700,024)
2. The Book of Mormon ($1,655,074)
3. The Lion King ($1,547,650)
4. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($1,266,814)
5. Evita ($1,018,693)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Manilow on Broadway ($447,956)*
4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood ($380,259)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($289,650)**
2. The Other Place ($278,002)
1. Picnic ($235,067)
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (97.88%)
3. Wicked (95.14%)
4. Once (92.83%)
5. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (92.15%)***
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Mamma Mia! (71.68%)
4. Annie (69.75%)
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (62.81%)
2. Mary Poppins (66.01%)
1. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (64.16%)**
*Number based on two preview performances.
**Number based on seven performances.
***Number based on three preview and five regular performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League