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Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief! All The Way Packs Houses

Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief! All The Way Packs Houses
Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover & Steve Vinovich as Rep. Emanuel Celler in 'All The Way'
A total of seven Broadway shows met capacity this past week.

Some pretty strong numbers for Mr. President! The Bryan Cranston-led All The Way surpassed usual suspect The Book of Mormon as the leading show by capacity last week at 106.18%. This may in part be due to the All The Way playing only six performances this past week, though the play still managed to bring in its second-highest grossing week since the Tony-nominated show began performances in February. Three favorite musicals with Tony nominators, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Beautiful and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, each exceeded capacity as well, with Gentleman's Guide doing so for the first time in its run at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meanwhile, The Lion King took back its title as the highest grossing show, with box office hits Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots and A Raisin in the Sun rounding out the top five.

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

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($1,896,455)
2. Wicked ($1,755,218)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,673,283)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,514,754)
5. A Raisin in the Sun ($1,183,010)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Act One ($454,330) 
4. Violet ($403,3042) 
3. Rock of Ages ($330,603)
2. Casa Valentina ($272,793)
1. Mothers and Sons ($198,925)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. All The Way (106.18%)**
2. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.34%)*
4. Beautiful (100.78%)
5. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (100.07%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Act One (73.21%)
4. Chicago (72.12%)
3. Once (68.24%)
2. Cinderella (67.25%)
1. Mothers and Sons (43.87%)

*Number based on 7 regular performances
**Number based on 6 regular performances

Source: The Broadway League

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