Road rises 1% in Week 51

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road rose less than 1% in Week 51 (May 12-18), bringing the total gross for the 11-show slate to $11,510,997.

The uptick is a slight surprise, given the absence of “High School Musical” (which is in layoff this week), but business was booming elsewhere, with broken records for “Monty Python’s Spamalot” and the traveling production of “Wicked,” which set a new high bar for houses in Madison, Wis., and Kansas City, respectively.

Other notable changes included $200,000 jumps for “Avenue Q” in Miami and “Jersey Boys” in St. Louis, which was the highest-grossing show of the week with $1,658,435.

BALTIMORE

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Hippodrome Theater ($80; 2,219; $1,258,227) (5/6/08-5/11/08) 

PW, $1,038,788. 

Last (3rd) wk, $969,623.

CHICAGO 

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) LaSalle Bank Theater ($95; 1,918; $1,213,120) (10/1/06-OE). 

PW, $1,083,920.

Last (33rd) wk, $1,050,983.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Ford Center ($82; 2,243, $1,224,272) (6/24/05-OE).

PW, $1,003,034.

Last (152nd) wk, $981,658.

KANSAS CITY

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Music Hall ($83; 2,387, $1,387,452) (5/7-5/25/08).

PW, $1,384,340.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,421,488.

LOS ANGELES

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Pantages Theater ($85; 2,703, $1,633,691) (2/10/07-OE).

PW, $1,421,171.

Last (67th) wk, $1,387,947.

MADISON, WIS.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M) Overture Center for the Performing Arts ($80; 2,214; $1,065,764) (5/12/08 – 5/18/08). 

PW, $935,149 in Appleton, Wis.

Last (1st) wk, $1,018,430.

MIAMI

Avenue Q (M) Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts ($68; 2,332; $1,047,428) (5/12/08 – 5/18/08). 

PW, $505,110 in Raleigh, N.C.

Last (1st) wk, $722,952.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN

The Phantom of the Opera (M) TCU Place (C$85/$84; 2,911; C$984,092/$977,252) (4/22/08-5/18/08). 

PW, C$782,678/$789,069.

Last (4th) wk, C$766,192/$779,999.

ST. LOUIS

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Fox ($130; 4,146; $1,999,228) (4/21/08 – 4/27/08). 

PW, $1,458,276.

Last (4th) wk, $1,658,435.

TAMPA, FLA.

The Lion King (M-1st co.) Tampa Bay PAC ($77; 2,354; $1,012,050) (5/8/08-6/22/08). 

PW, $932,839. 

Last (2nd) wk, $1,021,077.

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.

Mamma Mia! (M) Fred Kavli ($63; 2,901; $818,976) (5/12/08 – 5/18/08). 

PW, $489,468 in Pasadena, Calif.

Last (1st) wk, $512,212.

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