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‘Lion King’ roars in Seattle

Road Grosses

NEW YORK The road grosses were up 7.47% for Week 41 (March 2-8), bringing the total gross for the 12-show slate to $10,826,271.

The Portland production of “Wicked” broke the house record at the Keller Auditorium, and “The Lion King ” was the week’s biggest earner with $1,511,263 at the Paramount in Seattle.

Canadian partners in the Toronto leg of the tour of “The Color Purple” have declined to report grosses.

ATLANTA
A Chorus Line (M-3rd Co.) Fox Theater ($57; 4,514; $1,355,739) (3/4/09-3/8/09). 
PW, $711,347 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $710,316.

BLOOMINGTON, IND.
Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) IU Auditorium ($57.50; 3,154, $708,705) (3/6/09-3/8/09).
PW, N/A
Last (1st) wk, 5 perf, split perf, $309,573.

BOSTON
Dirty Dancing
(M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,576; $1,589,552) (3/3/09-3/8/09). 
PW, $1,078,140.
Last (5th) wk, $1,014,342.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys
(M-3rd Co.) Bank of America Theater ($110; 1,848; $1,144,310) (10/06/07-OE). 
PW, $589,621.
Last (75th) wk, $494,770.

DENVER
The Phantom of the Opera
(M-1st Co.) Buell Theater ($105; 2,775, $1,307,210) (2/25-3/22/09).
PW, $1,116,190.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,217,085.

FORT MYERS, FLA.
Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Barbara B. Mann ($91; 1,846, $310,858) (3/7-3/29/09).
PW, N/A.
Last (1st) wk, 2 perf, $324,134.

MEMPHIS
Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) Orpheum Theater ($80; 2,424, $1,030,800) (3/3/09-3/8/09).
PW, $824,640 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Last (1st) wk, $670,214.

PADUCAH, KY.
Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Carson Center ($65; 883, $317,820) (3/2/09-3/5/09).
PW, N/A.
Last (1st) wk, 3 perf, split perf, $244,974.

PORTLAND, ORE.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Keller Auditorium ($80; 2,967, $1,522,544) (3/4-3/29/09).
PW, $1,361,619 in Appleton, Wis.
Last (1st) wk, $1,405,587.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Auditorium Theater ($125; 2,480; $1,275,900) (2/24/09-3/8/09). 
PW, $1,083,153.
Last (2nd) wk, $1,133,275.

SAN FRANCISCO
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Orpheum Theater ($96; 2,163, $1,338,456) (1/27/09-OE).
PW, $1,383,464.
Last (6th) wk, $1,346,148.

SEATTLE
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Paramount Theater ($78; 2.873; $1,617,624) (2/11/08 – 3/15/08). 
PW, $1,443,876.
Last (4th) wk, $1,511,263.

TAMPA, FLA.
Monty Python’s Spamalot
(M-1st Co.) Tampa Bay PAC ($79.50; 2,548; $1,435,110) (3/2/08-3.8/09). 
PW, $481,837 in Melbourne, Fla.
Last (1st) wk, $444,590.

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