Grosses Analysis: Indecent Sees a Bump; Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Continue to Ride High
BY OLIVIA CLEMENT
JUN 26, 2017
The post-Tonys high continues to draw large crowds to the theatre district, all eager to catch the season’s best shows.
The Great Comet, which was the most Tony-nominated musical of the season, continues to enjoy a boost in ticket sales despite winning in only two of its 12 categories. Last week marked the show’s highest-grossing week since the new year—an achievement that was again topped this week by a boost of over $34,000. The musical took in $1,353,993 and was just shy of 100% capacity. Josh Groban takes his final bow in the musical July 2.
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Hello, Dolly!, which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and an award for its leading lady Bette Midler, also saw its highest-grossing week yet with a total of $2,305,481. June 25 marks the second consecutive week that the show had eight performances (rather than seven) with the introduction of Donna Murphy in the role once a week. The revival was the second-highest grossing production of the week, topped only by Hamilton, and remains at over 100% capacity since it began previews.
The Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen also saw a boost in ticket sales from the previous week, taking in $1,286,865.56—its third-highest grossing week since taking over the Music Box Theatre. It also remains at over 100% capacity since opening last December.
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Indecent, which announced a June 25 closing but will now play through August 6 due to high ticket demand, continues to enjoy a significant boost in sales. The week following its initial closing announcement, the drama, which plays the Cort Theatre, saw an increase of $100,394 from the previous week, taking in $377,789. This week, the boost in sales more than doubled, seeing the production earn $606,137.
1984, which officially kicked off the new season, also saw a jump in ticket sales its opening week with a boost of $36,000 from the previous week—marking its highest-grossing week yet. The new political thriller, which opened at the Hudson Theatre June 22, grossed $337,503.32 and was at 86.82% capacity.
Closing, rather than opening, was the likely cause for an increase in sales for the Glenn Close-led Sunset Boulevard revival, which saw a boost of $202,428 its closing week. The production took in $1,124,910 in its final week and played to 86.74% capacity.
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