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Tony Awards spur ‘Kimberly Akimbo,’ ‘Shucked,’ ‘& Juliet’ to best weeks yet

Overall, the box office was up 6% from the previous week.

Victoria Clark in “Kimberly Akimbo” (Credit:Joan Marcus)

On the heels of the 2023 Tony Awards, three productions posted their highest-grossing weeks.

Best Musical winner “Kimberly Akimbo” grossed $695,405 — up a staggering 32% from the previous week — and played to over 100% capacity, an increase of 3%. The production’s previous best week was the week ending Jan. 1, 2023, when it grossed $674,356.

“Shucked” saw a 23% increase last week and grossed $862,188 in its highest-grossing week yet. The musical comedy, which took home one Tony (for performer Alex Newell), played to 94% capacity, down 3%. “& Juliet,” which was nominated for nine awards but walked away empty-handed, also posted its best eight-performance week. The new musical grossed $1,339,854, up 18%, and played to 100% capacity, up 1%.

For the week ending June 18, the 32 running productions grossed $32,939,618, up 6%. Capacity was up 2% to 88%.

Fourteen productions played to 95% capacity or greater, while only three played to 70% or less.

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

Best Play winner “Leopoldstadt” grossed $924,033, an increase of 42% from the previous week. The production played to 84% capacity, up 21%.

“Funny Girl,” which was without star Lea Michele last week, saw a staggering increase of 205% at the box office as she returned to her normal performance schedule. The revival grossed $1,609,931 and played to 92% capacity, up 33%. The increase also comes after Michele performed a number from the musical during the Tonys broadcast.

“Some Like It Hot,” which took home four Tonys, saw an uptick at the box office. The musical grossed $1,143,488, up 10%, and played to 90% capacity, up 2%.

“New York, New York” also saw a boost in ticket sales following the Tonys. The new musical grossed $995,844, up 17%, and played to 81% capacity, up 2%.

Meanwhile, “Life of Pi” continued to struggle and ultimately posted a closing notice. The drama grossed $494,001, up 2%, and played to 75% capacity, down 4%.

“Summer, 1976” closed on June 18. “Here Lies Love” began previews on June 17. “Once Upon a One More Time” remained in previews.