In its first week of post-opening night performances, “Sweeney Todd” grossed $1,734,930, an increase of 24% from the previous week. The revival played to standing-room-only crowds. Notably, the production is only playing seven performances per week.
For the week ending April 2, the 31 productions running grossed $34,410,203, up 5% from the previous week. Overall capacity dipped by 1% to 92%.
“The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked” were the three highest-grossing shows. Seventeen productions played to 95% capacity or greater, while six played to 75% capacity or less.
The departure of Jinkx Monsoon was felt at the “Chicago” box office as her extended turn as Matron “Mama” Morton came to an end. The long-running musical grossed $781,964, down 16% from the musical’s previous record-breaking week. However, that figure is still higher than what the production was grossing prior to Monsoon’s stint in the show, and a stark contrast to this week last year (week #45 of the season) when the musical grossed $456,692. Capacity dipped by 6% to 94% overall.
“Leopoldstadt” dipped to under 60% capacity for the first time in its nearly eight-month run. The play grossed $494,241, down 7%, and played to 57% capacity, down 6%.
Meanwhile, “Funny Girl” saw a 10% box office increase with the return of Lea Michele for all of her scheduled performances. The musical grossed $1,814,511. Capacity also increased by 10%, with the production playing to houses that were 94% full.
“Fat Ham,” “The Thanksgiving Play,” “New York, New York,” “Shucked,” “Camelot” and “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” remained in previews. “Life of Pi” opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre on March 30.
For a complete look at this week’s Broadway grosses, visit Broadway Business.