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Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief of Broadway! All the Way Breaks Great White Way Box Office Record

Broadway Grosses: Hail to the Chief of Broadway! All the Way Breaks Great White Way Box Office Record
Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson in 'All The Way'
'All the Way' and 'Mothers and Sons' played their highest grossing weeks.

President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right." Well, it seems like he knows how to get it right on Broadway. The Tony-winning play All the Way, starring Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as the 36th President of the United States, broke a Broadway box office record last week. The production grossed $1,425,001, which is more than any other play has grossed in an eight-show week in Broadway history. The show landed in the top five grossing shows, joining perennial favorites The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots. Meanwhile, another new play, Mothers and Sons, took its final bow on June 22, but not before bringing in its highest weekly gross of its run.

Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending June 22:

FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)
1. The Lion King ($2,098,868)
2. Wicked ($2,027,347)
3. The Book of Mormon ($1,641,677)
4. All the Way ($1,425,001)
5. Kinky Boots ($1,394,435)

UNDERDOGS (By Gross)
5. Violet ($342,877) 
4. Rock of Ages ($341,945) 
3. Mothers and Sons ($253,788)
2. Casa Valentina ($182,859)
1. Holler If Ya Hear Me ($170,652)*

FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)
1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.28%)**
3. Matilda (100.67%)
4. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.63%)
5. Aladdin (100.06%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. Rocky (67.56%)
4. The Cripple of Inishmaan (66.13%)
3. Bullets Over Broadway (64.04%)
2. Mothers and Sons (60.83%)
1. Holler If Ya Hear Me (58.46%)

*Number based on 2 preview performances and 6 regular performances
**Number based on 7 regular performances

Source: The Broadway League

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