Biz down; ‘Wicked’ 756g

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses plunged 18.02% to $11,057,230 during Week 48 (April 25-May 1). “Big River” went on layoff and 11 of 17 returning shows saw grosses decline. The “Wicked” tour made its first move, from Toronto to Chicago, where it earned $755,641 in only five perfs.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 48: APRIL 25- MAY 1, 2005

AKRON, OHIO
Mamma Mia!
(M-2nd Co.) EJ Thomas Hall ($62; 2,893; $1,094,912) (4/25/05-5/1/05).
PW, $892,998 in Appleton, Wis.
Last (1st) wk, $743,043.

BALTIMORE
Little Shop of Horrors
(M) Hippodrome ($67; 2,286; $1,081,470) (4/19/05-5/1/05).
PW, $567,199.
Last (2nd) wk, $602,328.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
Chicago
(M) Birmingham Jefferson Concert Center ($62; 2,932; $1,141,040) (4/26/05-5/1/05).
PW, $553,078 in Columbus, Ga. (2perf), and Lincoln, Neb (5perf).
Last (1st) wk, $657,247.

BOSTON
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Boston Opera House ($80; 2,584; $1,216,364) (3/29/05-6/4/05).
PW, $940,626.
Last (5th) wk, $853,505.

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.
Les Miserables
(M) Assembly Hall ($78; 3,584; $934,374) (4/26/05-5/1/05).
PW, $871,507 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $403,088.

CHICAGO
Wicked
(M) Oriental ($82; 2,243; $764,471) (4/29/05-6/12/05).
PW, C$1,570,846/$1,303,801 in Toronto.
Last (1st) wk, $755,641 (5perf).

DAYTON, OHIO
The Producers
(M) Shuster Center ($69; 2,171; $1,036,872) (4/19/05-5/1/05).
PW, $745,033.
Last (2nd) wk, $797,683.

DETROIT
Hairspray
(M) Masonic ($72; 3,198; $1,579,410) (4/27/05-5/15/05).
PW, $796,734 in Pittsburgh.
Last (1st) wk, $629,855.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.
On the Record
(M) Broward Center ($64; 2,653; $1,072,492) (4/19/05-5/1/05).
PW, $320,405.
Last (2nd) wk, $387,096.

INDIANAPOLIS
Riverdance
(M) Murat ($62; 2,621; $908,244) (4/26/05-5/1/05).
PW, $706,494 in Columbus, Ohio.
Last (1st) wk, $506,532.

LOUISVILLE, KY.
Movin’ Out
(M) Kentucky Center ($63; 2,479; $1,076,772) (4/25/05-5/1/05).
PW, $755,264 in Houston.
Last (1st) wk, $713,605 (7perf).

MILWAUKEE
Peter Pan
(M) Milwaukee ($53; 2,536; $985,104) (4/25/05-5/1/05).
PW, $751,263 in Providence, R.I.
Last (1st) wk, $363,825.

MINNEAPOLIS
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Orpheum ($77; 2,487; $1,372,023) (4/7/04-5/29/05).
PW, $1,368,876.
Last (4th) wk, $1,367,686.

SACRAMENTO
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Sacramento Community Center ($125; 2,218; $875,533) (4/28/05-6/5/05).
PW, $1,318,371 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Last (1st) wk, $803,888.

SEATTLE
The Graduate
(P) Paramount ($54; 2,811; $1,042,370) (4/26/05-5/1/05).
PW, $120,410 in Las Vegas.
Last (1st) wk, $555,476.

TUCSON, ARIZ.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
(M) Music Hall ($60; 2,217; $883,736) (4/26/05-5/1/05).
PW, $573,304 in Salt Lake City.
Last (1st) wk, $382,340.

TORONTO
Mamma Mia!
(M) Royal Alexandra (C$94/$75; 1,446; C$670,000/$534,392) (5/10/00-OE).
PW, C$650,000/$521,235.
Last (222nd) wk, C$670,000/$534,392.

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