B.O. Receipts Up; ‘Money’ 75g, ‘Odessa’ 112g, ‘Betsy’ 78g

Week 46 (April 15 to 21) was another good one for the resident circuit, with 17 of the 31 productions reporting improved boxoffice over the previous week.

Five shows joined the roster, including “The Rainmaker” in Allentown, the near-potential “Pericles” in Chapel Hill, N.C., a gainful “Other People’s Money” in Cincinnati, “Tales OfThe Lost Formicans” in Philadelphia and the world premiere of Herb Gardner’s “Conversations With My Father” in Seattle.

The six sliders (in some cases having shortened performance weeks) were “The Belmont Ave. Social Club” in Albany, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Prelude To A Kiss” in Chicago, “Betsey Brown” in Princeton, “Two Trains Running” in San Diego and “What The Butler Saw” in Wilmington, Del.

Estimates for last week

ALBANY

Capital Repertory Co. ($21; 250; $24,900) (7perf). PW, Belmont Ave. Social Club (P) (3/22/91-4/21/91), $19,612 (7perf). Last (5th, final) wk, $18,908.

ALLENTOWN, PA,

Pennsylvania Stage Co. ($21; 274; $27,015). Last (1st) wk, The Rainmaker (P-R) (4/17/91-5/12/91), $18,439.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

Playmakers Repertory Co. ($17.50; 496; $15,507). Last (1st) wk, Pericles (P-R) (4/17/91-5/12/91), $14,532.

CHICAGO

Goodman Theater ($32; 683; $96,750) (7perf). PW, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (P-R) (3/18/91-4/20/91), $104,757. Last (6th, final) wk, $86,905 (7perf).

Halsted Theater Center ($26; 300; $49,350). PW, Unidentified Human Remains And The True Nature Of Love (P) (2/19/91-4/21/91), $16,551. Last (9th, final) wk, $24,196.

Royal George Theater ($32.50; 437; $107,065). PW, Lend Me A Tenor (P) (3/17/91-OE), $71,648. Last (5th) wk, $78,719.

Steppenwolf Theater ($29.50; 498; $105,469. PW, Another Time (P) (3/27/91-5/19/91), $55,000 (E). Last (4th) wk, $82,586.

Wellington Theater ($32.50; 499; $119,760). PW, PreludeTo A Kiss (P) (2/20/91-OE), $78,590. Last (9th) wk, $64,423.

Wisdom Bridge ($26.50; 196; $30,086) (7perf). PW, The Great Gatsby (P) (4/6/91-5/26/91), $13,351 (6pr). Last (3rd) wk, $16,390 (7perf).

CINCINNATI

Cincinnati Playhouse, Marx Theater ($27.50; 629; $100,000) (1pr, 8perf). Last (1st) wk, Other People’s Money (P) (4/16/91-5/12/91), $75,706 (1pr, 8perf).

CLEVELAND

Cleveland Play House, Bolton Theater ($25; 612; $78,490). PW, Abyssinia (M) (4/9/91-5/19/91), $52,919. Last (2nd) wk, $65,430.

LOS ANGELES

Mark Taper Forum ($30; 760; $117,500). PW, Jelly’s Last Jam (M) (3/7/91-4/21/91), $110,059. Last (7th, final) wk, $114,494.

MALVERN, PA.

People’s Light and Theater Co., Mainstage ($24; 368; $29,011) (5perf). PW, Sister Carrie (M) (3/27/91-6/9/91) $13,830 (4perf). Last (4th) wk, $16,874 (5perf).

People’s Light and Theater Co., Stage II ($24; 200; $15,131) (6perf). PW, Banjo Dancing (M-So) (2/9/91-4/28/91) $10,938 (6perf). Last (9th) wk, $13,050 (6perf).

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J .

George St. Playhouse ($26; 367; $38,500). PW, The Root (P) (4/9/91-4/28/91), $29,684. Last (2nd) wk, $39,331.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.

Long WharfTheater, Schenck Stage ($24-$29; 487; $71,600). PW, The Baby Dance (P) (3/12/91-4/28/91), $68,119. Last (6th) wk, $73,286.

Long WharfTheater, Stage II ($24-$29; 199; $27,507). PW, How Do You Like Your Meat? (P) (4/12/91-5/26/91), $18,092. Last (2nd) wk, $26,955.

Yale Repertory Co. ($26; 3,138; $48,200). PW, Scapin (P-R) (3/26/91-4/20/91), $44,826. Last (4th, final) wk, $59,157.

PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia Drama Guild ($29.50; 944; $38,587). Last (1st) wk, Tales Of The Lost Formicans (P) (4/19/91-5/12/91), $30,425.

Walnut St. Theater ($31; 1,052; $143,039). PW, How It Was Done In Odessa (M) (4/6/91-5/12/91), $99,605 (1pr, 7perf). Last (3rd) wk, $112,039.

PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh Public Theater ($28; 452; $62,063) (7perf). PW, Lay OfThe Land (P) (4/11/91-5/19/91), $33,295 (5pr). Last (2nd) wk, $50,097 (7perf).

PRINCETON, N.J .

McCarter Theater, Mainstage ($35; 1,078; $128,479) (5perf). PW. Betsey Brown (M) (4/2/91-4/21/91), $103,891. Last (3rd, final) wk, $78,779 (5perf).

ROCHESTER, MICH.

Meadow Brook Theater at Oakland U. ($25; 608; $81,185). PW, Sleuth (P) (3/28/91-4/21/91), $64,370 (9perf). Last (4th) wk, $65,260.

SAN DIEGO

Old Globe Theater ($28.50; 581; $114,748). PW, Two Trains Running (P) (3/9/91-4/21/91), $84,519. Last (7th, final) wk, $81,836.

Old Globe, Cassius Carter Theater ($28.50; 225; $44,437). PW, Sun Bearing Down (P) (3/6/91-4/21/91), $38,191. Last (7th, final) wk, $38,679.

SAN FRANCISCO

American Conservatory Theater, Stagedoor Theater ($29; 555; $79,412) (6perf). PW, Dark Sun (P) (4/11/91-6/2/91), $16,483 (3pr). Last (2nd) wk, $41,344 (6perf).

SEATTLE

Empty Space Theater ($13-$18; 150; $13,842) (7perf). PW, Unkle Tomm’s Cabin (P) (4/3/91-5/25/91), $8,086 (7perf). Last (3rd) wk, $9,365 (7perf).

Seattle Group Theater ($12-$16; 185; $15,054) (7perf). PW, It’s A Girl! (P) (4/4/91-4/28/91), $10,372 (7perf). Last (3rd) wk, $10,218 (7perf).

Seattle Repertory Theater ($22-$23.50; 856; $127,986) (3pr, 6perf). Last (1st) wk, Conversations With My Father (P) (4/17/91-5/12/91), $108,361 (3pr, 6perf).

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.

Stage West Theater ($28; 450; $54,000). PW, Suddenly Last Summer (P-R) (3/27/91-4/21/91), $49,637. Last (4th, final) wk, $42,516.

WILMINGTON, DEL.

Delaware Theater Co. ($21-$24.50; 323; $40,825) (6perf). PW, What The Butler Saw (P-R) (4/4/91-4/20/91), $25,776. Last (3rd, final) wk, $20,389 (6perf).

Reading the Resident Grosses

Designations for resident theaters are the same as for Broadway and the road, except that (ST) denotes a stock policy and (R) indicates a repertory schedule, (PK) stands for a touring package, (LP) indicates a local production and (rev) revivals except tryout (TR).

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