Broadway grosses held above $30 million last week, following Tony nominations and COVID-induced cancellations.
For the week ending May 15, Broadway grossed $30,349,653, a mere 2.7% slip from the previous week. Capacity for the 35 shows (down one after “The Little Prince” closed on May 8) was up slightly to 79.8% compared to last week’s 76.3%.
Eleven shows broke $1 million in gross, while six productions came in under $300,000.
Two shows, “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Skin of Our Teeth,” were hit by COVID-related cancellations and did not play their full show weeks. “Moulin Rouge!”’s four missed performances brought on a $1 million dip compared to the previous week, while “The Skin of Our Teeth”’s three canceled shows brought the gross down almost $60,000 from the week before.
“A Strange Loop” saw a 44.8% bump in gross, likely in response to the musical’s 11 Tony nominations announced last week. The musical played its highest-grossing week yet, making $690,667 with houses at 89% of capacity.
“Mr. Saturday Night” brought in $858,847 with its theater 78% full in its first full week of performances since opening. (Billy Crystal was ill the prior week, causing the show to cancel two performances.)
“Mrs. Doubtfire,” which announced last week it will close on May 29, grossed just under $400,000 and played to 63% capacity.
The revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf,” which has extended its shortened run by two weeks, grossed almost $250,000 and played to 65% capacity, both significant increases from prior weeks. After the show announced an early closing date, a groundswell of online support and a grassroots ticket donation program have brought on increased awareness for the show.
“How I Learned to Drive” also announced an extension last week, while playing to 85% full houses and grossing $364,925. It has consistently played to more than 80% capacity each week since opening on April 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
“Girl From The North Country,” which announced a one-week extension to its limited engagement, grossed $289,305 and played to 62% capacity.
All figures are courtesy of the Broadway League.