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Broadway Grosses: Several Tony-Winning Shows Celebrate Record-Breaking Weeks at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: Several Tony-Winning Shows Celebrate Record-Breaking Weeks at the Box Office
The cast of 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'
The first post-Tonys week brought both box office records and closing notices.

While no particular contender swept the Tony Awards this year, a handful of shows saw box office bumps hot on the heels of celebrating significant wins on June 8. All four shows that took home top honors (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder for Best Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Best Revival of a Musical, All the Way for Best Play and A Raisin in the Sun for Best Revival of a Play) saw their highest grosses to date this week. Additionally, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which roped in two trophies including Best Actress in a Musical for Jessie Mueller, broke another box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The tuner grossed $1,170,050 during a regular eight-show week, surpassing the record held by Anything Goes for a nine-show week. In the aftermath of the Tonys we also said a scheduled farewell to two plays: Act One and A Raisin in the Sun. Meanwhile two productions posted closing notices: Mothers and Sons (shuttering June 22) and After Midnight (ending June 29).

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 15:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,043,643)
2. Wicked ($1,969,827)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,604,507)
4. Kinky Boots ($1,372,011)
5. Aladdin ($1,332,137)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Violet ($342,638) 
4. Rock of Ages ($280,008) 
3. Casa Valentina ($256,272)
2. Holler If Ya Hear Me ($163,586)*
1. Mothers and Sons ($156,116)

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.37%)**
3. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.71%)
4. Aladdin (100.03%)
5. A Raisin in the Sun (100.00%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Chicago (70.36%)
4. The Cripple of Inishmaan (67.29%)
3. Bullets Over Broadway (66.07%)
2. Once (65.59%)
1. Mothers and Sons (43.92%)

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

Source: The Broadway League

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