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Broadway Grosses: Pippin Does Box Office Magic During First Previews

Broadway Grosses: Pippin Does Box Office Magic During First Previews
Matthew James Thomas in 'Pippin'
'Pippin' plays to packed houses during its first previews.

Pippin has returned to Broadway for the first time in over 35 years, and theatergoers are eager to greet the musical prince. The revival got off to a great start, playing to 99% capacity for its first two preview performances. Spring is in full swing on Broadway as a slew of other new shows also began performances including The Big Knife, The Nance and The Assembled Parties. New musicals Motown, Matilda and Kinky Boots, as well as the Tom Hanks-led drama Lucky Guy, are also faring great during previews.

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending March 24:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,940,002)
2. The Lion King ($1,892,803)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,661,180)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,270,733)*
5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark ($1,160,466)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's ($357,127)**
4. Hands on a Hardbody ($211,083)***
3. The Nance ($199,627)****
2. The Assembled Parties ($109,183)*****
1. The Big Knife ($105,646)*****

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. Motown (102.90%)******
2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
3. Newsies (100.19%)
4. The Lion King (100.38%)
5. Lucky Guy (99.95%)* 

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Big Knife (75.65%)*****
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (70.85%)**
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (66.53%)
2. Ann (61.77%)
1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (61.74%)

*Number based on eight preview performances.
**Number based on two preview and six regular performances.
***Number based on four preview and four regular performances.
****Number based on four preview performances.
*****Number based on five preview performances.
******Number based on seven preview performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League

 
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