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Broadway Grosses: Evita Closes Strong; Mormon Leads the Pack

Broadway Grosses: Evita Closes Strong; Mormon Leads the Pack
Ricky Martin in 'Evita'
Broadway says farewell to Ricky Martin and the cast of 'Evita.'

The MLK holiday week lifted six of 22 Broadway shows above the $1 million mark, including Evita, which ended its run at the Marquis Theatre on a high note, cracking the frontrunners' list. (Come back soon, Ricky Martin!) The other frontrunners, were the usual blockbusters, with The Book of Mormon continuing to rack up unbelievable numbers in its relatively small Broadway home. Barry Manilow's bronchitis removed him from this week's grosses, but he'll surely return strong, with opening night set for January 29. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending January 27.

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,635,919)
2. The Lion King ($1,515,827)
3. Wicked ($1,493,804)
4. Evita ($1,104,835)
5. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($1,091,830)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Rock of Ages ($421,952)
4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood ($392,302)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($311,397)*
2. The Other Place ($293,794)
1. Picnic ($61,561)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. The Lion King (98.92%)
3. Cinderella (98.82%)**
4. Wicked (98.01%)
5. Once (96.41%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chicago (74.17%)
4. Nice Work If You Can Get It (71.92%)
3. Picnic (71.45%)
2. Mamma Mia! (69.97%)
1. Mary Poppins (68.04%)

*Number based on seven regular performances.
**Number based on three previews.
Data provided by the Broadway League

 

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