B.O. steady; ‘J.C.’ 837g

'Aida' slumps in Louisville

NEW YORK — Road grosses inched up by a minuscule .5% during Week 45 (March 31-April 6), to $12,292,569.

Among the 18 shows reporting, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which recently axed star Sebastian Bach, grossed a strong $837,241 in Atlanta.

“Aida” had a tough second week in Louisville, taking just $259,836 of a potential of more than $1 million.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 45 (MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2003)

AKRON

Blast (M) E.J. Thomas Hall ($50; 2,864;$962,449)(3/24/03-4/06/03).

PW, $454,025.

Last (1st) wk, $615,338.

ATLANTA

Jesus Christ Superstar (M) Fox ($45; 4,514; $1,489,540) (3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $836,722 in Columbus.

Last (1st) wk, $837,241.

BOSTON

Mamma Mia (M) Colonial($85; 1,594; $959,758)(3/10/03-4/6/03).

PW, $830,321.

Last (9th) wk, $819,283.

BUFFALO

Phantom of the Opera (M- 3rd Co.) Shea’s PAC ($62; 3,103; $1,086,963)(3/24/03-4/19/03).

PW, $726,955.

Last (1st) wk, 614,442.

CINCINNATI

Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Civic Center ($58; 4,453; $1,219,870)(3/24/03-5/17/03).

PW, $1,133,001.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,144,763.

CLEVELAND

The Full Monty (M) Palace ($49 2,666; $826,254 (3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $542,361.

Last (2nd)wk, $563,910.

HARTFORD

Beauty and the Beast (M) Bushnell ($63;2,724;$1,161,660)(3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $329,551 in N. Charleston.

Last (1st) wk, $809,413.

LOUISVILLE

Aida (M) Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts ($65; 2,489;$1,038,855)(3/24/03-4/06/03).

PW, $475,975.

Last (2nd) wk, $259,836.

NAPLES

Contact (M) Naples Philharmonic ($62; 1,210,$618,016)(3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $743,786 in Pittsburgh.

Last (1st)wk, $456,911.

NEW HAVEN

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (P) Playhouse ($53; 1,589; $600,362)(3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $286,322 in Norfolk.

Last (1st) wk, $358,812.

NEW ORLEANS

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Saenger ($59; 2,650; $949,846) (3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $666,887 in Austin.

Last (1st) wk, $699,678.

SAN FRANCISCO

The Producers (M) Orpheum ($78; 2,203; $1,186,619)(3/3/03-4/6/03).

PW, $1,161,710.

Last (5th) wk, $1,155,048

SEATTLE

Les Miserables (M) Fifth Avenue Theater ($65; 2,115;$829,353)(3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $794,414.

Last (1st) wk, $829,293.

SYRACUSE

Riverdance (M) Crouse-Hinds Concert Hall ($60; 2,117;$731,355)(3/31/03-4/6/03).

PW, $703,191 in Scranton.

Last (1st)wk, $731,355.

TORONTO

The Lion King (M) Princess of Wales (C$115/$76; 1,986; C$1,194,465/$810,759)(3/30/00-OE).

PW, $1,040,853 ($706,027).

Last (146th) wk, $887,498 ($604,516).

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$93/$62; 1,446; C$812,648/$551,595)(5/10/00- OE).

PW, $744,386 ($504,929).

Last (135th) wk, $690,750 ($470,502)

WILMINGTON

Some Like It Hot (M) Playhouse ($55; 1,251; $964,000)(3/24/03-4/6/03).

PW, $230,509.

Last (2nd) wk, $625,226.

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