B.O. off; ‘Wicked’ flying high

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses decreased in Week 43 (March 20-26), as the 13-show slate fell 5.70% to a total of $11,208,795.

“Little Shop of Horrors” returned from a six-week hiatus, while “Chicago” went on hiatus for the week.

The first company of “Wicked” in Philadelphia was the highest-grossing show with $1,543,127, a house record. Estimates for last week:
BOSTON
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Colonial ($87; 1,640; $1,075,600) (3/6/06-4/15/06).
PW, $1,007,373.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,052,050.

CHICAGO
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,191,717.
Last (40th) wk, $1,188,837.

DALLAS
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Music Hall ($68; 3,372; $1,086,174) (3/21/06-4/17/06).
PW, $849,061 in Providence, R.I.
Last (1st) wk, $980,268.

DENVER
Mamma Mia! (M) Buell Theater ($70; 2,804; $1,203,927) (3/16/06-3/26/06).
PW, $878,050.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,099,780.

DES MOINES, IOWA
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Civic Center of Greater Des Moines ($67; 2,571; $1,213,344) (3/3/06-4/9/06).
PW, $1,060,157.
Last (4th) wk, $1,076,806.

FORT MYERS, FLA.
Little Shop of Horrors (M) Barbara B. Mann
PAC ($59; 1,871; $704,207) (3/20/06-3/26/06).
Last (1st) wk, $348,757.

PHILADELPHIA
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Academy of Music ($93; 2,650; $1,583,208) (3/22/06-4/9/06).

PW, $1,366,171 in Cincinnati.
Last (1st) wk, $1,543,127.

RICHMOND, VA.
Movin’ Out (M) Landmark ($65; 3,538; $1,570,899) (3/20/06-3/26/06).
PW, $881,636 in Baltimore.
Last (1st) wk, $599,809.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Auditorium Center ($62; 2,473; $1,141,728) (3/9/06-4/16/06).
PW, $1,046,644.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,081,737.

SCRANTON, PENN./SYRACUSE, N.Y.
Peter Pan (M) Scranton Cultural Center/Crouse-Hinds Hall ($52/$58; 2,042; $742,536) (3/20/06-3/26/06)
PW, $564,867 in Indianapolis.
Last (1st) wk, $566,637 (combined total for 8 perfs).

SEATTLE
Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance (P) Moore ($65; 1,423; $484,995) (3/21/06-3/26/06).
PW, $408,696 in Chicago.
Last (1st) wk, $235,642.

TULSA, OKLA.
Hairspray (M) Tulsa PAC ($65; 2,365; $1,052,595) (3/21/06-3/26/06).

PW, $727,485 in Birmingham, Ala.
Last (1st) wk, $776,839.

WATERBURY, CONN.
Les Miserables (M-1st Co.) Palace ($75; 2,586; $957,875) (3/21/06-3/26/06).
PW, $920,396 in Philadelphia.
Last (1st) wk, $658,506.

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