Biz up; ‘Wicked’ bewitches Dallas

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — Road receipts increased in Week 48 (April 23-29) as the 12-show slate decreased 13.66% to $10,739,614.

The drop was in part due to “Chicago” being on hiatus. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” did not report.

“Wicked” in Dallas set a house record, grossing $1,639,891.

Los Angeles’ “Wicked” was down slightly week to week, and was the highest-grossing show for the week at $1,639,005.

Estimates for last week:

Austin, TX
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Bass Hall ($70; 2,784; $1,148,325) (4/24/07-4/29/07).
PW wk, $856,961 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $928,394.

Cincinnati, OH
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Aronoff Center ($95; 2,554; $1,350,070) (4/8/07-4/15/07).
PW, $1,157,502
Last (1st) wk, $1,176,481.

Chicago
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243; $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,033,805
Last (97th) wk, $1,065,058.

The Color Purple (M-2nd Co.) Cadalic Theater ($83; 2;344, $1,242,936) (4/24/07-4/29/07).
Last (1st) wk, $1,043,734.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Music Hall ($76; 3,390; $1,632,007) (4/18/07-5/6/07).
PW, $1,612,683.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,639,891.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The Lion King (M-2nd Co.) Broward Center ($67; 2,613; $1,053,641) (4/19/07-6/3/07).
PW, $938,184.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,116,734.

Los Angeles

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages ($85; 2,703; $1,683,092) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,682,713
Last (12th) wk, $1,639,005.

Twelve Angry Men (P) Ahmanson Theater ($80; 1,660; $765,268) (3/28/07-5/6/07).
PW, $523,147.
Last (5th) wk, $545,969.

Rochester, NY
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Auditorium Theater ($65; 2,464; $1,094,280) (4/23/07-4/29/07).
PW, $1,109,155 in Hartford, Ct.
Last (1st) wk, $1,075,735.

Salt Lake City
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (M) Captiol Theater ($72; 1,876; $886,310) (4/24/07-4/29/07).
PW, $288,060 in Tuscan, Az.
Last (1st) wk, $441,491.

San Francisco
Jersey Boys (M-2nd Co.) Curran ($99; 1,599; $1,192,836) (12/3/06-3/25/07).
PW, $912,268.
Last (22nd) wk, $785,400.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (P-2nd Co.) Golden Gate Theater ($80; 1,574; $786,716) (4/9/07-OE).
PW, $362,601.
Last (3rd) wk, $398,519.

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