‘Mary Poppins’ strong in Chicago

Road grosses

NEW YORK — The road grosses were up 29% for Week 42 (March 9-15), bringing the total gross for the 14-show slate to $13,970,147.

The road tour of “Mary Poppins” has begun in Chicago, grossing $807,841 in its first six-perf week.

The Portland, Ore., production of “Wicked” broke the house record at the Keller Auditorium again, the Fort Myers, Fla., production of same broke the record at the Barbara B. Mann, and “The Lion King” was once again the week’s biggest earner with $1,481,336 in its final week at the Paramount in Seattle.

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

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Monty Python’s Spamalot (M-1st Co.) Bass Concert Hall ($68.50; 2,809; $1,137,223) (3/9/08-3/15/09). 

PW, $444,590 in Tampa, Fla.

Last (1st) wk, $969,053.

BOSTON

Dirty Dancing (M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,576; $1,589,552) (3/3/09-3/8/09).

PW, $1,014,342.

Last (6th) wk, $1,022,256.

CHICAGO

Jersey Boys (M-3rd Co.) Bank of America Theater ($110; 1,848; $1,144,310) (10/06/07-OE). 

PW, $494,770.

Last (75th) wk, $536,004.

Mary Poppins (M-1st Co.) Cadillac Palace Theater ($85; 2,354; $950,972) (3/15/09-OE). 

Last (1st) wk, 6 perf, $807,841.

DAVENPORT, IOWA

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Adler Theater ($63; 2,321, $500,264) (3/13/09-3/15/09).

PW, $309,573.

Last (1st) wk, 4 perf, (Split perfomance) $332,807.

DENVER

The Phantom of the Opera (M-1st Co.) Buell Theater ($105; 2,775, $1,307,210) (2/25-3/22/09).

PW, $1,217,085.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,217,085.

DULUTH, MN.

Mamma Mia! (M-1st Co.) Duluth Entertainment Center ($60; 2,197, $355,018) (3/10/09-3/12/09).

PW, $244,974.

Last (1st) wk, 3 perf, (Split perfomance) $271,875.

FORT MYERS, FLA.

Wicked (M-2nd Co.) Barbara B. Mann ($91, 1,846, $1,243,432) (3/7-3/29/09).

PW, 324,134 (2 perf)

Last (2nd) wk, $1,146,341.

ORLANDO, FLA.

Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) Carr PAC ($67; 2,370, $1,131,628) (3/10/09-3/15/09).

PW, $670,214 in Memphis, Tenn.

Last (1st) wk, $861,544.

PORTLAND, ORE.

Wicked (M-1st Co.) Keller Auditorium ($80, 2,967, $1,522,544) (3/4-4/2/09).

PW, $1,405,587.

Last (2nd) wk, $1,480,224.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.

Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Auditorium Theater ($125; 2,480; $1,275,900) (2/24/09-3/8/09). 

PW, $1,133,275.

Last (3rd) wk, $1,220,395.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

Avenue Q (M-1st Co.) Community Theater Center ($60; 2,380, $922,560) (3/11/09-3/15).

Last (1st) wk, $569,693.

SAN FRANCISCO

Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Orpheum Theater ($96; 2,163, $1,338,456) (1/27/09-OE).

PW, 1,346,148.

Last (7th) wk, $1,358,073.

SEATTLE

The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Paramount Theater ($78; 2.873; $1,617,624) (2/11/08 – 3/15/08). 

PW, $1,511,263.

Last (5th) wk, $1,481,336.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

A Chorus Line (M-3rd Co.) National Theater ($150; 1,659; $895,872) (3/9/09-3/15/09). 

PW, $710,316.

Last (1st) wk, $695,620.

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