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Several Tony-nominated productions suffer lowest-grossing week as box office slides

For the week ending June 4, the 34 productions running grossed 6 percent less than the previous week.

Clyde Alves, Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele in “New York, New York” (Credit: Paul Kolnik)

Multiple Tony Award-nominated productions suffered at the box office last week.

On the musicals front, “New York, New York” had the lowest-grossing eight-performance week of its run. The Tony-nominated musical earned $859,285, down 9% from the previous week, and played to 74% capacity, down 10%. Until now, the show had not grossed below $900,000 since the week ending April 2 when it remained in previews. The Tony-nominated revival of “Camelot” was also among the shows that faltered. The musical grossed $747,958, down 8% from last week, and played to 80% capacity, down 7%. Both numbers are the lowest since the production’s first eight-performance week in March.

“Life of Pi” had its lowest-grossing and least-attended eight-performance week. The new play, Tony-nominated for five awards including Best Direction of a Play, grossed $433,904, down 13%, and played to 67% capacity, down 18%.

Overall, for the week ending June 4, the 34 productions running grossed $31,144,237, a 6% decrease from the previous week. Capacity was at 84%, down 5%.

Only eight productions played to 95% capacity or greater, while eight others played to less than 70%.

The three top-grossing productions were “The Lion King,” “Hamilton” and “Wicked.”

In its final week on Broadway, “Bad Cinderella” grossed $384,017, a 9% increase. The Andrew Lloyd Webber-scored musical played to 77% capacity, an increase of 10% and its highest since the week ending April 9 when it played to 85%.

“Leopoldstadt” continued to struggle. The Tom Stoppard play grossed $557,896, a decrease of 0.4%, and played to just 55% capacity, down 7% and the lowest of any running production. The Tony-nominated play has not had audiences filled to greater than 70% capacity since the week ending Feb. 19.

Meanwhile, “A Beautiful Noise,” which did not earn any Tony nominations, also saw an attendance decrease. Although the Neil Diamond bio-musical grossed $875,807 (a decrease of just 0.1%) it played to 68% capacity, down 10% from the week before.

“Grey House,” the new play by Levi Holloway, was scheduled to officially open on May 30, but instead held a celebratory opening on that date as members of the cast were out sick. Reviews were published by June 2. “Once Upon a One More Time” also remained in previews. “Bad Cinderella” closed on June 4.