Slimmer Roster Slides 11.5%

With fewer shows the roster due to holiday layoffs, the road grosses for Week 30 (Dec. 19-25) slipped for the second consecutive week. The total was $10,279,375, a drop of 11.5% from the previous week.

Many shows, including “The Phantom of the Opera” in Toronto and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-coat” in Chicago, had strong weeks, with fewer performances than usual, again due to the holiday.

Estimates for last week


Kiss of the Spider Woman (M), Colonial ($65; 1,658; $813,960) (11/29-12/31/94). PW, $413,803. Last (4th) wk, $382,173.


Angels in America (P), Royal George ($45; 452; $128,590)(7perf) (9/6/94-OE). PW, $108,887. Last (16th) wk, $67,093 (7perf).

Grease (M-R), Shubert ($50; 1,995; $776,032) (12/6-12/31/94). PW, $667,956. Last (3rd) wk, $678,093.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (M-R), Chicago ($58; 2,309; $937,846) (9/23/93-1/25/95). PW, $971,074. Last(65th)wk, $796,933 (7perf).

Last(65th)wk, $796,933(7perf). Laughter on the 23rd Floor (P), Briar St. ($39.50; 469; $101,304)(6perf) (9/23/94-OE). PW, $65,002. Last (16th) wk, $48,850 (6perf). Les Miserables (M-B& T), Auditorium, ($55; 2,411; $814,545) (11/22/94-1/8/95). PW, $811,634.


The Phantom of the Opera (M-2nd Co.), Buell ($60; 2,830; $925,575) (11/12/94-1/7/95). PW, $951,960. Last (7th) wk, $916,038.


Miss Saigon (M), Masonic ($60; 3,226; $992,658) (10/11/94-1/7/95). PW, $781,528. Last (11th) wk, $605,634.


The Sisters Rosensweig (P), Parker Playhouse ($39.50; 1,198; $359,400) (12/19/-1/8/94). PW, $95,385 at the Fox, Atlanta. Last wk, $63,323.


Jesus Christ Superstar (MR), (12/19-12/25/94). PW, $588,743 at the Neenah, Wis. (3perf) and Palace, Columbus, Ohio (5perf. Last wk, $254,482 at Grand Rapids, Mich. (4perf) and Hamilton, Ont. (3perf).


Jelly’s Last Jam ($42; 2,866; $898,120) (12/19-12/25/94). PW, $194,161 at the State, Minneapolis (lperf) and the Mahaffey, St. Petersburg (5perf). Last wk, 494,545.


The Phantom of the Opera (M-3rd Co.), Music Hall ($60; 2,381; $935,000) (11/11/94-1/7/95). PW, $936,239. Last (7th) wk, $897,842.


Smokey Joe’s Cafe (M-TR), Doolittle ($49; 998; $191,189)(5perf) (11/15/94-1/22/95). PW, $256,421. Last(6th) wk, $177,189(5perf).


Hello, Dolly! (M-R), Jackie Gleason ($45; 2,647; $740,412) (12/19-12/25/94). PW, $511,459 at the Kravis, West Palm Beach, Fla. Last wk, $391,432.


Forever Tango: The Eternal Dance (M), Theater on the Square ($40; 720; $153,125) (7perf) (8/23/94-0E). PW, $137,745. Last (18th) wk, $128,693 (7perf).

The Phantom of the Opera (M-1st Co.), Curran ($65; 1,665; $712,300) (12/2/93-OE). PW, $647,484. Last (56th) wk, $704,985.


Cats (M-B& T), Tampa Bay PAC, ($40; 2,450; $697,480) (12/19-12/25/94). PW, $455,866 at the Ovens, Charlotte. Last wk, $572,999.


Crazy for You (M-Canadian Co.), Royal Alexandra ($C85; 1,497; $C525,000) (12/23/93-0E). PW, $C389,394, $299,534 (U.S.). Last (53rd) wk, $C423,788, $325,990 (U.S.).

Miss Saigon (M-Canadian Co.), Princess of Wales ($C85; 1,982; $C880,000) (5/8/93-0E). PW, $C552,360, $424,892 (U.S.). Last (85th) wk, $C544,725, $419,019(U.S.).

The Phantom of the Opera (M-1st Canadian Co.), Pantages ($C85; 2,269; $C1, 115,286)(7perf) (9/12/89-OE). PW, $C707,419, $544,168 (U.S.). Last (274th) wk, $C790,652,

$608,193 (7peif) (U.S.). Show Boat (M-R), North York ($C74.50; 1,780; $C786,021)(7perf) (10/5/93-OE). PW, $C706,494, $545,457 (U.S.). Last (61st) wk, $C634,118,

$487,783(7perf)(U.S.). WASHINGTON, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Tommy (M), Kennedy Center ($NA; NA, $ $853,910) (12/25-1/22/95). PW, $651,719 at the Forrest in Philadelphia. Last wk, $$514,908(3pr, 5perf).

Reading the Road Grosses

Abbreviations and explanations for tour shows are the same as for Broadway with the following additions: (TR) tryout, (BT) bus and truck shows, (Lp) local productions. Dates indicate when the engagements begin and end, but (OE) means open-end bookings. (E) means figures were not available and were estimated based on performances in recent weeks. As with Broadway box office reports, the quoted figures for touring and local non-New York productions represent net amount, that is, after deduction of subscription discounts and theater party, credit, computer and other sales commissions.

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