Biz even; ’42nd St.’ 745g

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road grosses held steady during Week 18 (Sept. 30-Oct. 6). The total of $12,003,366 for the 16 shows reporting was up by just 1.3% over the previous week.

“42nd Street,” which was caught up in a dispute between a ticket-takers union and theater management at the Mechanic in Baltimore, nevertheless managed to gross a healthy $745,970. The dispute, which at one pointed threatened to cause cancellation of all weekend perfs, was resolved during the show’s Balto stand.

“The Producers” moved on to Cleveland, and continued to gross north of $1 million.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 19 (SEPT 30 – OCT 6, 2002)

ATLANTA, GA
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Fabulous Fox ($60; 4,050; $1,549,564)(9/23/02-10/6/02).
PW, $1,277,457.
Last (1st) wk, $1,461,991.

BALTIMORE
42nd Street
(M) Mechanic ($70; 1,530; $519,061)(9/30/02-10/6/02).
PW, $549,643 in Louisville.
Last (1st) wk, $745,970.

CINCINNATI
Les Miserables
(M) Aronoff Center ($80; 2,655; $1,013,587)(9/30/02-10/6/02).
PW, $763,72 in Austin.
Last (1st) wk, $801,964.

CHICAGO
Riverdance
(M) Oriental ($73; $2,243; $971,681)(9/16/02-9/22/02).
PW, $744,476.
Last (2nd)wk, $623,328.

CLEVELAND
The Producers
(M) Allen ($82; 2,452;$1,302,880) (9/30/02-10/20/02).
PW, $1,240,934 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $1,198,548.

DALLAS
Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Music Hall ($75; 3,360; $1,066,266)(9/9/02-10/20/02).
PW, $1,381,830.
Last (4th) wk, $1,414,079.

DETROIT
Aida
(M) Fisher ($65; 2,089; $938,786)(9/9/02-10/6/02).
PW, $613,120.
Last (3rd) wk, $696,890.

LOS ANGELES
The Lion King
(M) Pantages ($125VIP package; 2,261; $1,165,500)(10/19/00-OE).
PW, $941,850.
Last (106th) wk, $898,531.
Mamma Mia (M) Ahmanson ($80; 2,059; $970,610)(9/19/02-11/24/02).
PW, $853,559.
Last (3rd) wk, $866,062.

MINNEAPOLIS
South Pacific
(M) Miller Auditorium ($55; 2,568; $1,016,359)(9/30/02-10/06/02).
PW, $265,392 in Kalamazoo.
Last (1st) wk, $245,070.

NASHVILLE
Phantom of the Opera
(M-3rd Co.) Tennessee PAC ($70; 2,421; $903,172)(9/24/02-10/19/02).
PW, $666,319 in Oklahoma City.
Last (1st) wk, $705,966.

ST. PAUL
Tale of the Allergists Wife
(P) Ordway ($50; 1,886; $595,200)(9/30/02-10/12/2002
PW, $589,849 in St. Louis.
Last (1st) wk, $281,471.

SEATTLE
Beauty and the Beast
(M) Paramount($60; 22,456; $1,122,653)(9/30/02-10/12/02).
PW, $714,730 in Thousand Oaks.
Last (1st) wk, $752,824.

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$970,931($614,301).
Last (128th) wk, C$949,617 ($595,442).
Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62;1,446; C$807,986/$534,806)(5/10/00- OE).
PW, C$833,381($527,274).
Last (118th) wk, C$809,330 ($507,477).

WILMINGTON, DEL.
Same Time Next Year
(P) Playhouse Theater ($55;1,251; $425,000)(9/27/02-10/06/02).
PW, $102,006.
Last (2nd) wk, $207,753.

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