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Broadway Grosses: Jonathan Groff Dethroned, But When Push Comes to Shove, Hamilton Still Climbs the Boards

Broadway Grosses: Jonathan Groff Dethroned, But When Push Comes to Shove, Hamilton Still Climbs the Boards

Oceans rise, empires fall, and Hamilton still towers above them all. Jonathan Groff abdicated his throne as King George on April 9, and as he left the blockbuster musical (to go film for Netlix), the show took the first runner up slot by both gross and capacity. Most productions took a numbers dip this past week now that school is ...

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Broadway Grosses: Maggots Rock the Great White Way as Matilda & School of Rock Surpass $1 Million

Broadway Grosses: Maggots Rock the Great White Way as Matilda & School of Rock Surpass $1 Million

Sometimes it pays to be a little bit naughty. With a new batch of revolting children on spring break, Matilda grossed seven figures for the second consecutive week, taking in $1,112,189. Another show highlighting a bevy of rebellious maggots, School of Rock, celebrated a gangbusters week by grossing $1,336,781. Meanwhile, a handful of new musicals played ...

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Broadway Grosses: Waitress Bakes Up Piping Hot Numbers for First Preview Performances

Broadway Grosses: Waitress Bakes Up Piping Hot Numbers for First Preview Performances

The new musical Waitress began Broadway performances on March 25, and its numbers are already good enough to eat. The tuner, written by Sara Bareilles and starring Jessie Mueller, played to a capacity of 101.15% in its first three previews, grossing an impressive 111.38% of its potential. Audiences on the first night, who were extra eager to get ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Crucible Plays a 'Goody' Week of Previews; Spring Break Delivers Box Office Bump

Broadway Grosses: The Crucible Plays a 'Goody' Week of Previews; Spring Break Delivers Box Office Bump

Arthur Miller's The Crucible played its third full week of preview performances to nearly full houses, reaching a capacity of 99.60% for the week ending March 20. The Ivo van Hove-helmed production, featuring Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo, grossed $659,753; expect this number to rise after opening and pending good notices. Also in previews currently is  ...

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Broadway Grosses: Aladdin Remains One Jump Ahead of Most as It Enters a Whole New Year

Broadway Grosses: Aladdin Remains One Jump Ahead of Most as It Enters a Whole New Year

Aladdin enters its third year on Broadway next week, and the Disney musical is still flying high. The perennial box office favorite once again landed in the top five grossing shows last week, and it also appeared in the frontrunners by capacity. Joining Aladdin at the top of the boards by gross were Hamilton, The Lion King, Wicked and The ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Tops as It Says 'Hello!' to Sixth Year on the Boards

Broadway Grosses: The Book of Mormon Still Tops as It Says 'Hello!' to Sixth Year on the Boards

As The Book of Mormon reaches five years on Broadway this month, those black tie-clad boys have an extra reason to leap for joy. The Tony-winning musical once again made an appearance in the top five shows by gross and claimed the number one spot by capacity. Joining it in the top spots were perennial box office favorites Hamilton, The ...

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Broadway Grosses: Lupita Nyong'o-Led Eclipsed & New Musical Bright Star Kick Spring Season Into High Gear

Broadway Grosses: Lupita Nyong'o-Led Eclipsed & New Musical Bright Star Kick Spring Season Into High Gear

The spring season is underway as more and more new plays and musicals light up the Theater District. Eclipsed, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, began performances at the John Golden Theatre on February 23 and played its first week of previews at 97.27% capacity. The Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical Bright Star kicked off at the Cort Theatre ...

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Broadway Grosses: School of Rock Continues Its Straight-A Streak as The Lion King Reclaims Crown

Broadway Grosses: School of Rock Continues Its Straight-A Streak as The Lion King Reclaims Crown

Good news for those who love sticking it to the man: School of Rock has climbed back to seven figures. The new musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes, after a four-week period of hitting six figures, grossed $1,152,012 and reached full capacity at 100.99%. Meanwhile, The Lion King topped the charts at over $1.8 ...

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Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Celebrates One Fine Valentine’s Day; Hamilton Tops Presidents Day Weekend

Broadway Grosses: Beautiful Celebrates One Fine Valentine’s Day; Hamilton Tops Presidents Day Weekend

They haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling quite yet. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical finished Valentine’s Day Week with a noteworthy $920,024, making it one of 17 shows to increase its total gross by over $100,000 since the previous week. The Book of Mormon once again took the top spot by capacity, because nothing says "romance" like spooky Mormon hell ...

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Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet's Rhythm Is Still Gonna Get You, Even in Winter Weather

Broadway Grosses: On Your Feet's Rhythm Is Still Gonna Get You, Even in Winter Weather

The Estefans are showing no signs of taking a sitting break. Their Broadway bio-musical On Your Feet! finished the first week of February—generally considered a sluggish period across the boards—by grossing in over $1 million. It’s managed to reach seven figures every week since November with the exception of last month’s shortened week during snowstorm Jonas. The musical was one ...

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