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Broadway Grosses: Shakespeare Scores at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Shakespeare Scores at the Box Office
Samuel Barnett as Viola & Mark Rylance as Olivia in 'Twelfth Night'
'The Book of Mormon' took the lead in box office receipts the week ending November 18.

Audiences are clamoring to catch Mark Rylance pull double-duty as the neurotic, lovestruck Countess Olivia in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and then as the murderous titular madman of The Bard's Richard III. The shows, performed in repertory, played to a stellar 98% capacity at the Belasco Theatre. Numbers are also staying strong for Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, also playing in rep, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Meanwhile, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Wicked and Motown the Musical all broke the $1 million mark and A Time to Kill on Broadway is a case that's been closed.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending November 18:

1. The Book of Mormon ($1,695,855)
2. Kinky Boots ($1,617,270)
3. Wicked ($1,587,882)
4. The Lion King ($1,437,598)
5. Motown The Musical ($1,306,070)

5. First Date ($307,911)
4. The Winslow Boy ($291,311)
3. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder ($281,423)*
2. The Snow Geese ($235,648)
1. A Time to Kill ($227,390)

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Betrayal (100.00%)
3. Kinky Boots (99.45%)
4. Twelfth Night/Richard III (97.98%)
5. No Man's Land/Waiting For Godot (95.70%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chicago (64.36%)
4. Mamma Mia! (60.08%)
3. Cinderella (59.94%)
2. First Date (56.76%)
1. Romeo and Juliet (38.87%)

* Number based on seven previews and one regular performance

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