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‘Hadestown’ grosses see a bump as Eva Noblezada exits; overall box office ebbs

For the week ending Aug. 13, the 25 currently running productions brought in $25,655,508.

Eva Noblezada in her final curtain call at “Hadestown” on Broadway (Credit: Jenny Anderson)

Tony Award-nominated “Hadestown” star Eva Noblezada took her final bow as Eurydice in the Tony-winning musical on Aug. 13. In the week leading up to (and including) that closing performance, “Hadestown” played to 101.2% capacity — up 0.7% — and grossed $900,678 — an increase of $127,774.

Overall, for the week ending Aug. 13, the 25 currently running productions grossed $25,655,508, a dip of approximately 8% as compared to the previous week. Attendance also decreased as Broadway played to 89.7% capacity compared to 91.4% capacity the previous week, a difference of 1.7%. The week marks the 12th of the 2023-2024 Broadway season.

Along with “Hadestown,” long runner “Hamilton” also played to more than 100% capacity (101.3%). Ten other productions played to more than 95% capacity: “& Juliet”; “Aladdin”; “Back to the Future”; “Good Night, Oscar”; “Here Lies Love”; “Just for Us”; “Moulin Rouge!”; “Sweeney Todd”; “The Lion King”; and “Wicked.”

The three top earners of the week were “The Lion King,” grossing $2,468,402; “Hamilton,” with a total of $1,909,792; and “Funny Girl,” raking in $1,884,645. Last week, “Funny Girl” announced its recoupment ahead of its closing on Sept. 3.

Outside of those three, eight other productions grossed more than $1 million: “& Juliet,” “Aladdin,” “Back to the Future,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “MJ,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Wicked.”

On the other end of the spectrum, “Once Upon a One More Time” continued to struggle in its run at the Marquis Theatre. The jukebox musical of songs made famous by Britney Spears played to 47.4% capacity, down from 52.5% the previous week. The production took in $512,008.

A couple blocks away at the Broadhurst Theatre, another jukebox is on the rocks. “A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical” played to 52.8% capacity, a decrease of 8.8% from the week before. It brought in $655,928 at the till, down $45,724 from the previous week.

The newly opened play “The Shark Is Broken” grossed $245,918, the lowest total for any show this week. The comedy played four previews and four performances, officially opening on Aug. 10. It played to 92.9% capacity.

On Aug. 17, “El Mago Pop” begins previews ahead of an official opening on Aug. 20 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. This will bring the number of productions running up to 26 temporarily, as the special engagement will run just two weeks.

For a complete look at this week’s Broadway grosses, visit Broadway Business.