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Broadway Grosses: Audiences Keep Dancing to the Hits of Motown Over Holiday Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Audiences Keep Dancing to the Hits of Motown Over Holiday Weekend
Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy & Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross in 'Motown: The Musical.'
'Motown' plays to sold out crowds.

The Memorial Day holiday weekend helped many Broadway shows boost their ticket sales. Audiences looking for some great music history continue to head to Motown as the new tuner pulled in over $1.3 million and played to sold out crowds. The Tony-nominated revival of Pippin also broke the house record at the Music Box Theatre for the third straight week.

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

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,916,698)
2. Wicked ($1,858,318) 
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,812,800)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,385,399)
5. Motown ($1,371,341)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Rock of Ages ($440,359)
4. The Assembled Parties ($403,161)
3. Macbeth ($348,516)
2. Ann  ($240,339) 
1. The Big Knife ($238,202)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Lucky Guy (102.29%)
3. I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (101.47%)
4. Motown (100.79%)
5. Kinky Boots (100.74%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Nice Work If You Can Get It (79.40%)
4. The Big Knife (70.71%)
3. The Trip to Bountiful (67.16%)
2. Macbeth (64.09%)
1. Ann (49.17%)

 
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