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‘Parade’ shatters Jacobs house record again in final week as overall box office dips slightly

For the week ending Aug. 6, the 26 currently running productions grossed $30,058,627.

The cast of “Parade” (Credit: Jenny Anderson)

“Parade” broke the nine-performance house record at the Jacobs Theatre for the third time in the final week of its limited engagement. The Tony Award-winning revival grossed $1,814,013, up 19%, and maintained at 103% capacity (which includes standing room).

The new production of the Alfred Uhry-Jason Robert Brown musical first broke the record during the week ending July 16, and again for the week ending July 30. “Parade” also shattered the Jacobs’ eight-performance record during the week ending July 23 when it earned $1,296,815. Throughout its run, “Parade” consistently grossed over $1 million and only dipped below the 90% capacity mark once.

Overall, for the week ending Aug. 6, the 26 currently running productions grossed $30,058,627, a 4% decrease from the previous week. Capacity maintained at 91%.

“The Lion King” was the top-grossing production for the 16th consecutive week and earned $2,493,550. “Hamilton” and “Wicked” again rounded out the top three, grossing $1,922,324 and $1,910,102, respectively. Meanwhile, the lowest-grossing production was “The Shark Is Broken,” which grossed $269,501 through eight previews.

Twenty productions played to 90% capacity or greater, while “Once Upon a One More Time” played to less than 60%. This is the sixth consecutive week that the production has played to 60% capacity or less, though one evening performance on Aug. 2 was canceled.

“Here Lies Love” posted its highest weekly gross again at the Broadway Theatre. The new musical, which opened on July 20, earned $914,855, up 0.1%, and played to 98% capacity, down 1%.

“Good Night, Oscar” had its highest-grossing week for the fourth consecutive week. The play, starring Sean Hayes in a Tony-winning performance, earned $930,030, up 8%, and played to 94% capacity, up 4%. The limited engagement is slated to close on Aug. 27.

“The Shark Is Broken” remained in previews. “Back to the Future” opened on Aug. 3. “Parade” played its final performance on Aug. 6.