B.O. up; ‘Wicked’ enchants

Road grosses

NEW YORK — Road grosses increased in Week 48 (April 24-30) as the 11-show slate grew 13.04% to total $11,006,346.

The Boston run of “Wicked” once again beat the house record it set last week with $1,567,782. The Chicago tour maintained its heights at $1,174,840.

Also breaking $1 million were Hartford, Conn.’s, first national tour of the “The Lion King” with $1,208,215, the show’s gazelle tour in San Antonio with $1,193,157 and the Chicago run of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” with $1,021,975.

Estimates for last week:

ROAD GROSSES, WEEK 48: APRIL 24-30

BOSTON
Wicked
(M-1st Co.) Opera House ($87; 2,596; $1,589,988) (4/12/06-5/14/06).
PW, $1,548,914.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,567,782.

CHICAGO
Wicked
(M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/20/05-OE).
PW, $1,181,270.
Last (45th) wk, $1,174,840.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Cadillac Palace ($82; 2,284; $1,217,744) (4/18/06-6/4/06).
PW, $980,955
Last (2nd) wk, $1,021,975.

CINCINNATI
Les Miserables
(M-1st Co.) Aronoff ($82; 2,623; $1,068,380) (4/24/06-4/30/06).
PW, $590,380 in Cleveland.
Last (1st) wk, $922,087

DES MOINES, IOWA
Hairspray
(M) Civic Center ($65; 2,646; $1,142,700) (4/25/06-4/30/06).
PW, $603,440 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Last (1st) wk, $682,589.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.
Chicago
(M) Broward PAC ($64; 2,656; $1,105,120) (4/18/06-5/1/06).
PW, $715,469.
Last (2nd) wk, $734,667.

FORT MEYERS, FLA.
Mamma Mia!
(M) Barbara B. Mann Arts Center ($67; 1,815; $891,456) (4/25/06-4/31/06).
PW, $1,034,425 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last (1st) wk, $751,353.

HARTFORD, CONN.
The Lion King
(M-2nd Co.) Bushnell Memorial Hall ($80; 2,658; $1,281,260) (4/20/06-6/4/06).
PW, $952,255 (6perf).
Last (2nd) wk, $1,208,215.

HERSHEY, PA.
Movin’ Out
(M) Hershey Theater ($65; 1,904; $936,640) (4/25/06-4/30/06).
PW, $464,501 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Last (1st) wk, $844,342.

KALAMAZOO, MICH.
The Phantom of the Opera
(M) Miller Auditorium ($59; 3,433; $966,051) (4/19/06-5/14/06).
PW, $604,817.
Last (2nd) wk, $622,267.

SAN ANTONIO
The Lion King
(M-1st Co.) Majestic ($74; 2,402; $1,251,552) (4/13/06-55/21/06).
PW, $1,060,195
Last (3rd) wk, $1,193,157.

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