'Producers,' 'Lion King' on a high netting roll

NEW YORK — The road was going strong during Week 37 (Feb. 5-11), warming up its business 8.2% to total $14,525,054. With 21 shows on the circuit, the road was flourishing, and many of the individual productions fared well.

In Chicago, “The Producers” at the Cadillac Palace took a heaping $1,008,433, nearly maxing out its potential $1,078,160. Also on a roll were “The Lion King” in L.A., taking $1,308,639 out of $1,497,960, and “Cabaret,” netting $807,646 out of $1,141,960 in Providence, R.I.

On a downslide, “Fiddler on the Roof” pulled in $591,082 in San Francisco, a loss of mileage over the previous week’s $803,770. Also in that city, “The Vagina Monologues” took $152,903 out of a potential $218,415 and “Mamma Mia” roped in a robust $994,466 out of $1,013,832.

Estimates for last week:

ATLANTA, GA.
Fame
(M-R) Fox ($40; 4,678; $1,242,022)(2/4/01-2/11/01).
Last (1st) wk, $802,709.

BOSTON
The Phantom of the Opera
(M-3rd Co.) Wang ($69; 3,627; $1,382,629)(1/15/01-2/24/01).
PW, $1,304,530.
Last (4th) wk, $1,274,962.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Fosse
(M) Chrysler ($48; 2,365; $693,820)(2/6/01-2/11/01).
PW, $600,320 in Charlotte, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $516,859.

CHICAGO, ILL.
Defending the Caveman
(P) Oriental Theater ($46.50; 2,247; $676,386)(1/30/01-2/11/01).
PW, $415,016.
Last (1st) wk, $495,543.

The Producers (M-R) The Cadillac Palace ($73; 2,292; $1,078,160)(2/1/01-2/25/01).
PW, $797,436.
Last (1st) wk, $1,008,433.

FORT MYERS, FLA.
Beauty and the Beast
(M-3rd Co.) Barbara Mann Hall ($65; 1,753; $808,760) (1/29/01-2/11/01).
PW, $427,369.
Last (2nd) wk, $432,589.

GREENVILLE, S.C.
Rent
(M-2nd Co.) Peace Center For the Performing Arts ($57; 2,106 ; $888,352) (1/29/01-2/11/01).
PW, $620,119.
Last (2nd) wk, $604,274.

IOWA CITY, IOWA
Ragtime
(M) Hancher Aud. ($60; 2,422; $809,736)(2/5/01-2/11/01).
PW, $526,428 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $660,789.

LOS ANGELES
The Lion King
(M) Pantages ($125 VIP package; 2,703; $1,497,960)(10/1/00-OE).
PW, $1,278,362.
Last (20th) wk, $1,308,639.

ORLANDO, FL.
Les Miserables
(M-B&T-3rd Co.) Bob Carr PAC ($60; 2,401; $1,017,120)( 2/5/00-2/11/01).
PW, $855,108 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $908,763.

NAPLES, FLA.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
(M) Philharmonic ($58; 1,223; $561,440)(2/5/01-2/11/01).
PW, $662,763 in Tampa, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $452,914.

PALM DESERT, CALIF.
Copacabana
(M) McCallum Theater ($75; 1,127; $631,120)(2/5/01-2/11/01).
PW, $893,738 In San Jose, CA.
Last (1st) wk, $524,990.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.
Cabaret
(M-R) Providence PAC ($53; 3,126; $1,141,960)(2/5/01-2/11/01).
PW, $453,749 in Richmond, VA.
Last (1st) wk, $807,646.

SAN FRANCISCO
Mamma Mia
(M) Orpheum ($75; 2,192; $1,013,832)(11/15/00/-2/17/01).
PW, $999,210.
Last (13th) wk, $994,466.
The Vagina Monologues (P) Theater on the Square ($50; 729; $218,415)(1/23/01-3/4/01).
PW, $141,081.
Last (3rd) wk, $152,903.

SPOKANE, WA.
Annie Get Your Gun
(M-R) Opera House ($48; 2,716; $913,902)(2/5/01-2/11/00).
PW, $603,785 in Reno, Nev.
Last (1st) wk, $582,849.

SAN FRANCISCO
Fiddler on the Roof
(M-B&T-R) Golden Gate ($73; 2,297; $1,003,330)(2/5/00-2/11/01).
PW, $803,770 in Tempe, Ariz.
Last (1st) wk, $591,082.

TORONTO
The Lion King
(M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,352,382/$895,142)(3/30/00-OE).
PW, C$1,258,295 ($832,865).
Last (45th) wk, C$1,249,128 ($826,798).

Mamma Mia (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$807,986/$534,806)(5/10/00- 1/7/01).
PW, C$792,810 ($524,761).
Last (39th) wk, C$793,439 ($525,177).

Stones in His Pockets (P) Wintergarden (C$65/$43; 991; C$250,000/$165,475)(1/9/01-2/25/01).
PW, C$293,524 ($194,284).
Last (4th) wk, C$293,626 ($194,351).

TUCSON, ARIZONA
Riverdance
(M) Shubert ($56; 2,516; $950,851)(2/5/01-2/11/01).
PW, $917,153 in Los Angeles.
Last (1st) wk, $858,318.

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. Copyright 2001 VARIETY Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or distribution strictly prohibited.

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