Broadway saw minor changes at the box office last week as some productions surge ahead of closing.
For the week ending Aug. 7, the 23 shows on Broadway grossed $27,682,655 and had total attendance of 212,341. These figures are down 6% and 5%, respectively, compared to last week.
The three highest-grossing productions were “The Music Man,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton.”
Three musicals played to 100% capacity or greater last week, including “Hamilton,” “MJ” and “Dear Evan Hansen.”
The latter of those three, which is closing in on the final weeks of its Broadway run, had a strong week at the box office as well. The musical grossed $915,655, up about 4% from last week.
Also nearing the end of its Broadway run is “Tina.” Last week the production grossed $1,044,595 and played to 85% capacity, both figures up nearly 11% and 5%, respectively, from the previous week. The Tina Turner musical is set to play its final performance Aug. 14.
“POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive” will also conclude its Broadway run this week. The play grossed $579,297 and played to 65% capacity in its penultimate week, both figures up 12% and 10%, respectively.
In the first full week of standby Julie Benko’s run as Fanny Brice, “Funny Girl” grossed $582,269, a 23% decrease from last week when Beanie Feldstein concluded her time with the musical. However, capacity was up about 4% as the musical played to houses that were nearly 76% full.
“A Strange Loop” saw a dip at the box office last week, grossing $645,832 and playing to 82% capacity. These figures are down 13% and 8% from last week.
Just six of the 23 productions played to less than 80% capacity including “Beetlejuice,” “Chicago,” “Funny Girl,” “Mr. Saturday Night,” “POTUS” and “The Kite Runner.”