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Road grosses

Road grosses rose 5.69% to $11,686,692 during Week 49 (May 2-8) as 11 of 15 returning shows saw gains.

Biggest jump came from “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which climbed a huge $562,278 to $944,618 in moving across Arizona from Tucson to Tempe.

Overall increase came despite the fact that the week’s total does not include “Riverdance,” which had not reported its grosses as of press time.

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 49: MAY 2-8, 2005

BOSTON

Little Shop of Horrors (M) Colonial ($80; 1,634; $916,960) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $602,328 in Baltimore.

Last (1st) wk, $337,706.

The Phantom of the Opera (M) Boston Opera House ($80; 2,584; $1,216,364) (3/29/05-6/4/05).

PW, $853,505.

Last (6th) wk, $812,620.

CHICAGO

Wicked (M) Oriental ($82; 2,243; $1,194,672) (4/29/05-6/12/05).

PW, 755,641 (5perf).

Last (2nd) wk, $1,140,969.

DETROIT

Hairspray (M) Masonic ($72; 3,198; $1,579,410) (4/27/05-5/15/05).

PW, $629,855.

Last (2nd) wk, $661,995.

HOUSTON

Peter Pan (M) Hobby Center ($69; 2,625; $1,004,286) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $363,825 in Milwaukee.

Last (1st) wk, $429,575 (7perf).

MADISON, WIS.

The Producers (M) Overture ($65; 2,211; $1,036,380) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $797,683 in Dayton, Ohio.

Last (1st) wk, $977,164.

MINNEAPOLIS

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,372,523) (4/7/04-5/29/05).

PW, $1,367,686.

Last (5th) wk, $1,372,394.

NASHVILLE

Chicago (M) Jackson Hall ($68; 2,472; $1,042,747) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $657,247 in Birmingham, Ala.

Last (1st) wk, $532,901.

ORLANDO, FLA.

Les Miserables (M) Bob Carr PAC ($65; 2,399; $865,072) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $403,088 in Champaign, Ill.

Last (1st) wk, $763,828.

RICHMOND, VA.

Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Landmark ($55; 3,565; $1,072,813) (5/2/05-5/8/05).

PW, $743,043 in Akron, Ohio.

Last (1st) wk, $486,138.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

Movin’ Out (M) Auditorium ($59; 2,458; $1,024,384) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $713,605 (7perf) in Louisville, Ky.

Last (1st) wk, $963,099.

SACRAMENTO

The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Sacramento Community Center ($125; 2,218; $1,122,200) (4/28/05-6/5/05).

PW, $803,888.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,074,108.

TAMPA, FLA.

On the Record (M) Tampa Bay PAC ($66; 2,466; $948,010) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $387,096 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Last (1st) wk, $594,642.

TEMPE, ARIZ.

Thoroughly Modern Millie (M) Gammage ($65; 2,828; $1,070,208) (5/3/05-5/8/05).

PW, $382,340 in Tucson, Ariz.

Last (1st) wk, $944,618.

TORONTO

Mamma Mia! (M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$75; 1,446; C$742,000/$594,935) (5/10/00-5/22/05).

PW, C$670,000/$534,392.

Last (223rd) wk, C$742,000/$594,935.

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