Despite decline, ‘Wicked’ still strong

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road saw a 5.2% decline in Week 26 (Nov. 17-23), bringing the total gross for the 14-show slate to $11,089,875.

Again, the touring production of “Wicked,” in Minneapolis, brought in the week’s highest gross. The show pulled in $1,476,712.

BOSTON
Monty Python’s Spamalot (M-1st Co.) Colonial Theater ($89; 1,635, $964,111) (11/18/08-11/23/08).
PW, $622,225 in Norfolk, Va.
Last (1st) wk, $567,568.

CHICAGO
Dirty Dancing (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($93; 2,312; $1,364,180) (9/28/08-10/05/08). 
PW, $1,051,346.
Last (9th) wk $1,001,971.
Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Bank of America Theater ($105; 1,848; $1,243,600) (10/06/07-OE). 
PW, $810,984.
Last (60th) wk, $701,451.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).
PW, $1,018,279.
Last (179th) wk, $1,021,199.

CLEVELAND
Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) The Opera House ($70; 2,658, $1,111,400) (11/18/08-11/23/08).
PW, $776,915.
Last (2nd) wk, $764,657.

COSTA MESA, CALIF.
The Color Purple (M) Orange County PAC ($85; 3,064; $1,489,820) (11/18/08-11/23/08). 
PW $720,970 in Sacramento, Calif.
Last (1st) wk, $818,843.

DETROIT
Avenue Q (M) Fisher Theater ($69; 2,089; $843,612) (11/5/08-11/9/08). 
PW, $409,172.
Last (3rd) wk, $376,899.

INDIANAPOLIS
The Lion King (M-1st co.) The Murat Center ($77; 2,554; $1,167,619) (11/19/08 – 12/28/08). 
PW, $755,706 in Kansas City.
Last (1th) wk, $1,009,197.

LOS ANGELES
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).
PW, $1,254,896.
Last (94th) wk, $1,282,413.

MEMPHIS
Mamma Mia! (M-2nd Co.) Orpheum Theater ($75; 2,424; $981,916) (11/18/08 – 11/23/08). 
PW, $540,407 in Pittsburgh.
Last (3rd) wk, $487,228.

MINNEAPOLIS
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($80; 2,528, $1,391,844) (11/5-11/30/08).
PW, $1,468,540.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,476,712.

TAMPA, FLA.
The Phantom of the Opera (M) Tampa PAC ($62; 2,248; $1,173,547) (10/27/08-11/30/08). 
PW, $839,666.
Last (3rd) wk, $841,080.

TORONTO
A Chorus Line (M-3rd Co.) Palace Theater ($62; 2,666; $720,408) (10/13/08-10/19/08). 
PW, C$698,243/$565,104.
Last (3rd) wk, C$747,597/$608 050.
Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Toronto Center for the Performing Arts ($200; 7,766; $715,235/C$747,420) (8/18/08-11/2/08). 
PW, C$724,905/$586,682.
Last (14th) wk, C$910,636/$740,656.

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