After nearly six and a half magical years on Broadway, the hit musical Mary Poppins definitely had a jolly holiday as it ended its Broadway run. The musical played to 97% capacity and pulled in over $1 million in ticket sales from theatergoers hoping to catch the British nanny before she flew away for good. Music icon Barry Manilow also wrapped up his limited concert series, taking in over $900,000 for his final five performances. This week also marked the closings for the acclaimed revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Other Place. A slew of new shows are already attracting theatergoers however. Fans were definitely eager to catch Tom Hanks' in Lucky Guy as the show played to a stellar 101.74% capacity during its first two previews. Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots also drew crowds for its first sold-out performance.
Here is a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending March 3.
FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Book of Mormon ($1,592,202)
2. Wicked ($1,544,023)
3. The Lion King ($1,431,205)
4. Spider-Man,Turn Off the Dark ($1,007,796)
5. Mary Poppins ($1,006,157)
UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ($331,805)*
4. The Other Place ($301,779)
3. Ann ($294,156)**
2. Hands on a Hardbody ($186,366)***
1. Kinky Boots ($105,384)****
FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Lucky Guy (101.74%)*****
3. Kinky Boots (100%)****
4. Wicked (99.97%)
5. Cinderella (97.75%)******
UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Mamma Mia! (73.32%)
4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (72.09%)
3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (66.96%)
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It (65.63%)
1. Ann (63.30%)
*Number based on seven regular performances.
**Number based on eight preview performances.
***Number based on seven preview performances.
****Number based on one preview performance.
*****Number based on two preview performances.
******Number based on seven previews and one regular performance.
Data provided by the Broadway League