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‘Wicked’ shines amid touring woes

Road Grosses

NEW YORK — The road took a 26.4% dip in Week 40 (Feb. 23-March 1), bringing the total gross for the 10-show slate to $10,074,187.

The Appleton, Wis., production of “Wicked” broke the house record at the Fox Cities PAC again, and “The Lion King” was the week’s biggest earner with $1,443,876 at the Paramount in Seattle.

Canadian partners in the Toronto leg of “The Color Purple” tour declined to provide weekly figures.

APPLETON, WIS.
Wicked (M-1st Co.) Fox Cities Performing Arts Center ($80; 1,998, $1,211,288) (2/4-3/1/09).
PW, $1,343,944.
Last (4th) wk, $1,361,619.

BOSTON
Dirty Dancing
(M-1st Co.) Opera House ($88; 2,588; $489,387) (2/7/09-2/8/09). 
PW, $1,206,468.
Last (4th) wk, $1,078,140.

CHICAGO
Jersey Boys
(M-3rd Co.) Bank of America Theater ($105; 1,848; $1,243,600) (10/06/07-OE). 
PW, $586,729.
Last (74th) wk, $589,621.

DENVER
The Phantom of the Opera
(M-1st Co.) Buell Theater ($105; 2,775, $1,243,930) (2/25-3/22/09).
PW, $1,446,661.
Last (1st) wk, $1,116,190.

DES MOINES, IOWA
Legally Blonde (M-1st Co.) Civic Center ($65; 2,659, $1,057,476) (2/24/09-3/1/09).
PW, $1,194,300 in Houston.
Last (1st) wk, $824,640.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.
A Chorus Line (M-3rd Co.) Au-Rene Theater ($69; 2,652; $987,485) (2/16/09-3/1/09). 
PW, $655,694.
Last (2nd) wk, $711,347.

MELBOURNE, FLA.
Monty Python’s Spamalot
(M-1st Co.) King Center for the Performing Arts ($68; 1,894; $1,146,120) (2/16/08-2/22/09). 
PW, $433,064.
Last (1st) wk, $481,837.

ROCHESTER, N.Y.
Jersey Boys (M-1st Co.) Auditorium Theater ($125; 2,480; $1,258,516) (2/24/09-3/1/09). 
PW, $1,429,211 in Hartford, Conn.
Last (1st) wk, $1,083,153.

SAN FRANCISCO
Wicked (M-3rd Co.) Orpheum Theater ($96; 2,163, $1,338,456) (1/27/09-OE).
PW, $1,425,502.
Last (5th) wk, $1,383,464.

SEATTLE
The Lion King (M-1st Co.) Paramount Theater ($78; 2.814; $1,486,130) (2/11/08 – 3/15/08). 
PW, $1,432,013.
Last (3rd) wk, $1,443,876.

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