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Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler Breaks Box Office Record with I'll Eat You Last

Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler Breaks Box Office Record with I'll Eat You Last
Bette Midler in 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers'
'I'll Eat You Last' breaks the house record at the Booth Theatre.

Audiences are having a grand time as Bette Midler dishes Hollywood gossip from her couch at the Booth Theater where John Logan's new comedy I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is packing in crowds. The show broke the theater's house record earning $753,217 for a seven performance week. Another solo show however said farewell to Broadway as The Testament of Mary played its final performance. 

Here's a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending May 5:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,829,570)
2. The Book of Mormon ($1,691,752)
3. Wicked ($1,651,541)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,382,232)
5. Motown ($1,209,773)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Jekyll & Hyde ($398,919)
4. The Testament of Mary ($301,343)
3. The Assembled Parties ($295,099)
2. Ann  ($261,380) 
1. The Big Knife ($220,859)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (101.77%)*
3. Motown (100.75%)
4. Lucky Guy (100.68%)
5. Matilda (99.99%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Big Knife (61.23%)
4. Annie (60.63%)
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (60.43%)
2. Jekyll & Hyde (42.83%)
1. Ann (39.86%)

*Number based two seven regular performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League

 

 

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