Road shows stay even

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road stayed even in Week 49 (April 28-May 4), dipping by just over half a percentage point ($65,771) to a total of $11,767,783 for the 12-show slate.

The touring production of “Wicked” continues to break records wherever it goes, this time at the Bob Carr in Orlando, with $1,413,192, making it the highest-grossing show on the chart.

“The Color Purple” got a healthy $137,435 bump in its new Baltimore venue, while “Avenue Q” jumped $254,120 in its move from Louisville, Ky., to Buffalo, N.Y.

Their gains were deflated by a general downward trend– shows like the Chicago productions of “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked” only dipped slightly, but “Mamma Mia” fell $278,428 in its new venue, making up for the gains elsewhere on the chart.

ATLANTA

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Atlantic Civic Center ($56; 4,591; $1,136,103) (4/3/08-5/4/08).

PW, $1,283,965.

Last (5th) wk, $1,341,089.

BALTIMORE

The Color Purple (M-1st Co.) Hippodrome ($80; 2,129; $1,258,227) (4/29/08-5/04/08)

PW, $691,843 in San Jose, Calif.

Last (1st) wk, $829,268.

BUFFALO, N.Y.

Avenue Q (M) Shea’s Performing Arts Center ($50; 3,019; $1,035,212) (4/28/08-5/4/08).

PW, $382,019 in Louisville, Ky.

Last (1st) wk, $636,139.

CHICAGO

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

PW, $1,048,495.

Last (31st) wk, $1,004,668.

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

PW, $1,019,649.

Last (150th) wk, $933,262.

EUGENE, ORE.

Mamma Mia! (M) Hult Center for the Performing Arts ($60; 2,421; $1,033,420) (4/29/08 – 5/4/08).

PW, $691,843 in San Jose.

Last (1st) wk, $413,415.

LOS ANGELES

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

PW, $1,250,219.

Last (65th) wk, $1,202,413

MILWAUKEE, WIS.

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M-1st Co.) Marcus Theater ($74; 2,259; $1,200,723) (4/28/08 – 5/4/08).

PW, $1,065,360 in Dayton.

Last (1st) wk, $1,135,365.

ORLANDO, FLA.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Bob Carr ($79; 2,376, $1,324,296) (4/23-5/4/08).

PW, $1,345,941.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,413,192

ST. LOUIS

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Fox ($130; 4,156; $1,999,228) (4/28/08 – 5/4/08).

PW, $1,341,465.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,357,402.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN

The Phantom of the Opera (M) TCU Place (C$85/$85; 1,979; C$984,092/$980,074) (4/22/08-5/18/08).

PW, C$739,802/$734,659

Last (2nd) wk, C$821,315/$821,726.

SPOKANE, WASH.

High School Musical (M-1st Co.) IMB Performing Arts Center ($52; 2,639, $1,074,820) (4/29/08 – 5/4/08).

PW, $632,421 in San Francisco.

Last (1st) wk, $679,895.

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