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Grosses Analysis: Broadway’s Top Plays

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Grosses Analysis: Broadway‘s Top Plays
BY RYAN MCPHEE
MAY 15, 2017

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As the 71st annual Tony Awards approach, two Tony-nominated plays continue to see a steady increase in their weekly revenue.

Click here for a full breakdown of this week’s Broadway grosses.

A Doll’s House, Part 2, which led the pack in the play category with eight nominations, saw its highest gross to date at $303,665 in the week ending May 14. This is up nearly $28,000 from the preview week. Its capacity continues to rise as well, having surpassed the 90% mark. At an average ticket price of $54.12 (one of the lowest on Broadway), it still only managed to gross 42% of its potential. However, were it to win some of the larger awards on June 11, that figure—and therefore its overall gross—would increase.

To purchase A Doll’s House Part 2 tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.

Read: EXAMINING THE BOX OFFICE BOOSTS OF TONY-NOMINATED PRODUCTIONS

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat also celebrated its highest gross at $355,923. This is up more than $25,000 from its prior top-grossing week, which was the week ending April 23. Like A Doll’s House, Part 2, the show also reached a capacity of over 90% in the week ending May 14, though a low average ticket price accounted for the play reaching just shy of 55% of its potential.

To purchase Sweat tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.

As for musicals, last year’s juggernaut Hamilton and three Broadway mainstays—The Lion King, Wicked, and Aladdin made up four of the top five-grossing shows. In the runner-up spot (just behind Hamilton) was the revival of Hello, Dolly!, which took in $1,905,569.

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