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Broadway Grosses: Raisin Gets a Bump from a Presidential Visit

Broadway Grosses: Raisin Gets a Bump from a Presidential Visit
David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Denzel Washington & Sophie Okonedo in 'A Raisin in the Sun'
The Denzel Washington headlined drama was one of the top five grossing shows.

A Raisin in the Sun received a Presidential visit and made its presence felt at the box office this week, with the Denzel Washington headlined drama one of the top five grossing shows on Broadway, joining perennial favorites Wicked, The Lion King, Kinky Boots and The Book of Mormon. It's been yet another great week for the Mormon team, with the production once again securing the top spot by capacity on the Great White Way and also dominating the main musical categories at London's Olivier Awards. This can only mean even more international productions for the hit musical: Hello, world!

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending April 13:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. Wicked ($1,930,362)
2. The Lion King ($1,914,937)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,586,091)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,422,291)
5. A Raisin in the Sun ($1,182,511)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Violet ($258,167) *
4. Mothers and Sons ($238,128) 
3. Casa Valentina ($192,074) *
2. The Cripple of Inishmaan ($155,234) ***
1. The Velocity of Autumn ($100,056) *

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (100.59%) **
=4. The Lion King (100.01%) 
=4. Aladdin (100.01%)
5. A Raisin in the Sun (100.00%) 

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. After Midnight (67.18%)
4. Once (62.95%)
3. The Bridges of Madison County (54.27%)
2. Mothers and Sons (53.18%)
1. The Velocity of Autumn (50.63%) *

*Number based on 8 preview performances
**Number based on 7 preview performances
***Number based on 2 preview performances

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