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‘Funny Girl’ ends Broadway run with another house record as overall box office slides into Labor Day Weekend

For the week ending Sept. 3, the 23 currently running productions grossed $26,027,346.

Lea Michele in “Funny Girl” (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

During the final week of its Broadway run, “Funny Girl” again broke the house record at the August Wilson Theatre. The last eight performances grossed $2,137,057 — the highest of any show last week. Fanny alternate Julie Benko appeared in the first four performances of the week and star Lea Michele returned for the final weekend. “Funny Girl” initially broke the house record for the week ending Jan. 8, 2023, and did so again most recently during the week ending Aug. 27 when the revival grossed $2,133,143.

Overall, for the week ending Sept. 3, the 23 currently running productions grossed $26,027,346, down 4% from the previous week. Attendance dropped by 2%. This marks the 15th week of the 2023-2024 Broadway season.

By comparison, Labor Day weekend last year spurred a box office increase of 8% and an attendance increase of 4% from the previous week.

In addition to “Funny Girl,” the top-three highest-grossing productions included “The Lion King,” which brought in $2,077,375, and “Hamilton,” which earned $1,895,715.

Nine other productions broke the $1 million mark: “& Juliet,” “Aladdin,” “Back to the Future,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “MJ,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Sweeney Todd,” “The Book of Mormon” and “Wicked.”

In terms of attendance, 13 productions played to at least 90% capacity, including “& Juliet,” “Aladdin,” “Back to the Future,” “Hadestown,” “Hamilton,” “MJ”, “Moulin Rouge!,” “Shucked,” “Six,”  “Sweeney Todd,” “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked.”

Only one show, “A Beautiful Noise,” failed to hit the 70% mark and played to just 69% capacity.

In its final week on Broadway, “Once Upon a One More Time” had the highest-grossing week of its run. The new musical earned $761,892, up a staggering 69%. The production played to 84% capacity, up 58% from the previous week.

“The Shark Is Broken” continued to be the overall lowest-grossing production. The new play earned $282,126, up 2%, and played to 78% capacity, down 2%.

“Funny Girl” and “Once Upon a One More Time” played their final performances on Sept. 3.